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Networks: The Creation and Circulation of Knowledge from Franklin to Facebook


Thursday, June 6 - Friday, June 7, 2019

Free and open to the public.
Please RSVP to attend

Benjamin Franklin Hall

427 Chestnut Street

Philadelphia, PA 19106


Inspired by the American Philosophical Society’s recent digitization of Benjamin Franklin’s postal records and by its involvement in “The Cybernetics Thought Collective: A History of Science and Technology Portal Project,” this daylong symposium will consider the different ways that social, scientific, and intellectual networks have influenced the pursuit of “useful knowledge.” The event will begin on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 5:30pm with a public reception and keynote presentation from Dr. Augustin Chaintreau, Columbia University. The symposium will continue on Friday, June 7 beginning at 8:30am.

Please visit the symposium website to view the complete program and for more information about the event.

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