"Making Nature: The Labor of Natural History," June 6–7, 2024

Inspired by the APS Museum’s upcoming exhibition Sketching Splendor: Natural History in America, 1750-1850, the American Philosophical Society and The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University are organizing a two-day conference that will explore the ways humans have imagined, depicted, and constructed representations and knowledge about the natural world over time.

The conference is free and open to all, but registration is required to attend. The first day of this conference will take place entirely at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. The second day will take place at the American Philosophical Society.