Thursday, June 7
5:30-7:30pm Evening Reception and Keynote featuring Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Saunders Director, Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello
National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street
Friday, June 8
American Philosophical Society
Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
8:30-9:00am: Conference registration, light breakfast and coffee at APS
Patrick Spero, Director of the Library
American Philosophical Society
9:30-10:30am Panel 1: Knowledge Networks
"Mr. Jefferson, Hispanophile: Thomas Jefferson and Spanish Imperial Geography"
Matthew Franco, College of William and Mary
"Lost in Translation: David Bailie Warden and the Limits to Franco-Jeffersonian Cultural Exchange"
Joseph Eaton, National Chengchi University
"Enlightened Networks: Thomas Jefferson's System for Working from Home"
Diane Ehrenpreis and Endrina Tay, Monticello
Comment: Barbara Oberg, Princeton University
10:30-11:00am: Coffee Break
11:00-12:00pm Panel 2: Institutions of Knowledge
"A Useful Cabinet: Collecting and Circulating Objects at the American Philosophical Society"
Reed Gochberg, Harvard University
"The American Philosophical Society, 1743-1746: From Founding to Failure"
Paul Sivitz, Idaho State University
"Every Child a Philosopher: The Science of Education and the Teaching of Arithmetic in the Early Republic"
Timothy Minella, Villanova University
Comment: Babak Ashrafi, Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine
12:00-1:00pm: Lunch Break
1:00-2:00pm Panel 3: Science and Religion in Jefferson’s America
Sponsored by the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania
“Enlightened Judaism: Transatlantic Intellectualism & Polite Sociability in Eighteenth-Century Pennsylvania"
Jonathon Awtrey, Louisiana State University
"Vis Medicatrix: Medical Vitalism and Religious Infidelity in the Age of Jefferson”
Kirsten Fischer, University of Minnesota
"On the Margins: Christian Rabbinic Scholarship in 18th-Century America”
Arthur Kiron, University of Pennsylvania
Comment by: Kyle Roberts, Loyola University Chicago
2:00-2:15pm: Coffee Break
2:15-3:15pm Panel 4: Useful Knowledge
"Thomas Jefferson, Military Technology, and the State"
Andrew Fagal, Princeton University
"Design by 'considerable degree': Jefferson's Architecture as Applied Science"
Danielle Willkens, Auburn University
"Thomas Jefferson, Inoculation, and the Norfolk Riots"
Andrew Wehrman, Central Michigan University
Comment: Keith Thomson, Executive Officer Emeritus, American Philosophical Society; Emeritus Professor of Natural History, University of Oxford
3:15-3:30pm: Coffee Break
3:30-4:30pm Panel 5: Negotiating Knowledge
"André Michaux, Thomas Jefferson, and the 'Injunction of Science'"
Elizabeth Hyde, Kean University
"Containing the Flow of Animal Magnetism: Franklin, Jefferson, and the Mesmer Report"
Philipp Ziesche, Yale University
"Thomas Jefferson's Audiences: Charles Thomson and the Transformation of Notes on the State of Virginia"
Cara Rogers, Rice University
Comment: Richard Shiffrin, Indiana University
5:00-6:00pm: Closing Reception