Editing Franklin

5:30 p.m.

Free and open the to the public
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Benjamin Franklin Hall, 427 Chestnut Street

Charles Willson Peale portrait of Benjamin Franklin


Reception: 5:30 p.m.
Lecture: 6:00 p.m.

In honor of the American Philosophical Society's 275th anniversary, the Society's 2018 lecture series will feature talks inspired by the APS's history and the work of its Members. February's talk will focus on the Society's founder, Benjamin Franklin.  

Join Ellen Cohn, Editor of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin, in conversation with Barbara Oberg former Editor of the Franklin and Jefferson Papers, as they discuss their experiences, challenges, and fun finds in editing Franklin’s papers. 

Barbara B. Oberg is a senior research scholar in the department of history at Princeton University. She has served as the general editor of the Papers of Thomas Jefferson at Princeton and the editor of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin at Yale University. She currently chairs the executive board of the Omohundro Institute as well as serves on the council of the American Philosophical Society. She was elected to the APS in 1998. 

Ellen Cohn is Editor-in-Chief of the Papers of Benjamin Franklin at Yale University. 

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