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

Fall 2019 Calendar

September 5: Jane E. Boyd, Historical Curator of the Mütter Museum's forthcoming exhibit, on Spit Spreads Death: The Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919 in Philadelphia

October 23: John McCurdy, Professor of History at Eastern Michigan University, on his new book, Quarters: The Accommodation of the British Army and the Coming of the American Revolution (Cornell University Press, 2019)

November 13: Janine Yorimoto Boldt, 2018-2020 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, on her book manuscript-in-progress, "'As impertinent as ill Pictures': The Politics of Portraiture in Colonial Virginia"

December 4: Brook Lillehaugen, Associate Professor and Chair of Linguistics at Haverford College, on Ticha: A Digital Text Explorer for Colonial Zapotec, in conclusion of Year of Indigenous Languages