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Lunch at the Library

Lunch at the library

The American Philosophical Society hosts a spring and fall series of informal lunch presentations on new research and emerging topics by and for APS staff, research fellows, and other scholars. From the U.S. Constitution to 18th-century French mathematicians, the topics are as varied as the research interests and collections at the APS.

Lunch and the program are from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in Benjamin Franklin Hall (427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia).

APS Lunch at the Library invitations are available to Friends of the APS who contribute at the Supporting Circle and beyond ($500+). Registration is required. RSVP to Adrianna Link at alink@amphilsoc.org.

Spring 2020 Calendar

January 15: Kristen Regina, Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, "Evolving the Library and Archives"

February 12: Larry Tise, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "The First American Coloring Book(s): Theodore de Bry's Illustrated America, 1590-1602"

March 11: Audra Wolfe, Philadelphia-based writer, editor, and historian, "Freedom's Laboratory: The Cold War Struggle for the Soul of Science"

CANCELED: April 1: Carlo Ginzburg, Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Los Angeles, in conversation with Patrick Spero, Librarian and Director, American Philosophical Society Library & Museum [Note: this event will be rescheduled for March 2021]

June 24: Bethany Farrell, Digital Franklin Research Fellow, American Philosophical Society, "The Art of Making Data for Every Scholar’s Pocket: Opening Benjamin Franklin’s Account Books"