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November 2015

Linda K. Kerber, Thavolia Glymph, Thomas C. Holt, Ian Tattersall, Peter Hudson, Jill Lepore, Clyde F. Barker, Suzanne Gossett, Tina Packer, Claudio Vita-Finzi, Robert Giegengack, Judith L. Lean, Angus Deaton, Loren Graham

Thursday Afternoon, November 12, 2015

1:15 p.m.

John W. O’Malley
Vice President, in the Chair

Induction of New Members

The Past Unshackled: When Revolutions Go Backward
Linda K. Kerber, Moderator
May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and Sciences
Lecturer in the College of Law
University of Iowa

“Invisible” Disabilities: Black Women in War and Freedom
Thavolia Glymph
Associate Professor, Departments of History and African American Studies
Duke University

Legacies “Dis-remembered:” Re-Reading Moments of Emancipation
Thomas C. Holt
James Westfall Thompson Distinguished Service Professor of American and African American History
The University of Chicago

Question and Answer Session with Thavolia Glymph and Thomas C. Holt

R.A.F. Penrose Lecture

A Context for the Emergence of Modern Human Cognition
Ian Tattersall
Curator Emeritus
American Museum of Natural History

Friday Morning, November 13, 2015

9:15 a.m.

Linda Greenhouse
Vice President, in the Chair

Induction of New Members

The Ups and Downs of Animal Abundance: Why Do Some Species Exhibit Population Cycles?
Peter Hudson
Willaman Professor of Biology
Director, Huck Institutes of Life Sciences
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics
Pennsylvania State University

Asymmetry in the Archives
Jill Lepore
David Woods Kemper ’41 Professor of American History
Harvard University

Henry LaBarre Jayne Lecture

250 Years of America’s First Medical School: An Unexpurgated History
Clyde F. Barker
Donald Guthrie Professor of Surgery
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Friday Afternoon, November 13, 2015

1:15 p.m.

Barbara J. Grosz
Vice President, in the Chair

Presentation of Society Awards and Prizes

Shakespeare from Page to Stage
Suzanne Gossett
Professor Emerita of English, Loyola University Chicago


Tina Packer
Founding Artistic Director, Shakespeare & Company

Ms. Packer will be accompanied in her presentation by actor Nigel Gore.

Question and Answer Session with Suzanne Gosset and Tina Packer

Saturday Morning, November 14, 2015

9:15 a.m.

Clyde F. Barker
President, in the Chair

Induction of New Members

A Perfect Solar Storm
Claudio Vita-Finzi, Moderator
Scientific Associate, Geological Sciences
Natural History Museum of London

The Carrington Event of 1859
Robert Giegengack
Professor Emeritus, Earth and Environmental Science
The University of Pennsylvania

Everyday Solar Storms …. and Their Everyday Impacts
Judith L. Lean
Senior Scientist for Sun-Earth System Research
Naval Research Laboratory

Can the Economics of Happiness Cheer Up the Dismal Science?
Angus Deaton
Dwight D. Eisenhower Professor of Economics and International Affairs
Woodrow Wilson School and the Department of Economics
Princeton University

Lysenko’s Ghost: Epigenetics and Russia
Loren Graham
Professor of History of Science, Emeritus
Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University