A Life in Letters: A Celebration of Dr. Barbara Oberg

9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. ET

Free and open to the public. 

Please RSVP to attend.

Benjamin Franklin Hall

427 Chestnut St.

Philadelphia, PA 19106

dr. barbara oberg

This daylong celebration will be hosted by the American Philosophical Society and the Omohundro Institute, and will honor the institutional and intellectual leadership of Dr. Barbara Oberg. 

Dr. Oberg has played crucial roles in numerous organizations and initiatives throughout her career, especially in her capacity as General Editor of the Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson Papers; her role as Chair of the Executive Board of the Omohundro Institute; and her long service as Chair of the Committee on Library at the American Philosophical Society. She was elected to membership in the Society in 1998. 

The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, June 7, and will consist of a series of panels reflecting Barbara’s interests, especially related to her work on documentary editing, the various contributions of Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, and the history of women in the American Revolution. It will conclude with a roundtable plenary at 6:00 p.m. ET on leadership featuring Cliff Fleet, President and CEO, Colonial Williamsburg, and Alexandra Suda, Director and CEO, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and moderated by Linda Greenhouse, Joseph Goldstein Lecturer in Law, Senior Research Scholar in Law, and Knight Distinguished Journalist in Residence at Yale University and Outgoing President of the American Philosophical Society.  A full schedule may be found here.

The event is free and open to all, but registration is required to attend. All sessions will be livestreamed.