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 Philosophical Hall (104 South Fifth 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

Spring 2019 Calendar

January 16: Madalina Veres, 2017-2018 APS Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital History on the APS 275th Anniversary Digital Timeline

February 14: William Butler, The John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law, Dickinson Law, Pennsylvania State University, and Emeritus Professor of Comparative Law in the University of London, on "Peter Du Ponceau: Legal Bibliophile"

March 27: Nancy Farriss, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of History, Emerita, University of Pennsylvania, on her book Tongues of Fire: Language and Evangelization in Colonial Mexico (University of Oxford Press, 2018)

April 10: Jonathan Burton, Executive Director, Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks, on recent projects at Powel House, Grumblethorpe Historic House and Garden, Hill-Physick House, and Historic Waynesborough

May 9: Robin Wolfe Scheffler, Assistant Professor of Science, Technology, and Society (STS) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a 2012-2013 APS Library Research Fellow on his book, A Contagious Cause: The American Hunt for Cancer Viruses and the Rise of Molecular Medicine (University of Chicago Press, 2019)

NOTE: This talk will be held in Benjamin Franklin Hall (427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia).


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