Lunch at the Library

Lunch at the library

Each month, the American Philosophical Society hosts a lunch presentation focused on new research and emerging topics given by APS staff or scholars from Philadelphia institutions and beyond. 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 Philosophical Hall (104 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia). All are welcome to attend although we ask you to RSVP to Adrianna Link at

Spring 2018 Calendar

January 30: Peter Conn, The Athenaeum of Philadelphia

Dr. Peter Conn, Executive Director of The Athenaeum of Philadelphia, will discuss the history of the Athenaeum library in Philadelphia.

February 21: Brian Carpenter, American Philosophical Society (APS)

Curator for Native American Materials at the APS, Brian Carpenter will preview the Center for Native American and Indigenous Research's newest project-an updated and expanded Indigenous Subject Guide-and talk about the ways that the APS is working with Indigenous materials and communities. 

March 27: Eastern State Apps, Sean Kelley (Eastern State Penitentiary) and Bayard Miller (APS)

April 18: Stephanie Dick, University of Pennsylvania

May 30: Alexandra Montgomery, University of Pennsylvania and Will Fenton, Elizabeth R. Moran Fellow at the APS