The Spirit of Inquiry in the Age of Jefferson

In commemoration of the 275th anniversary of the American Philosophical Society’s founding in 1743 and the birth of its long-time President, Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826, APS 1780, President 1797-1814), the APS Library, along with the National Constitution Center and the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, are organizing a daylong symposium that aims to explore the history of science, knowledge production, and learning during the Age of Jefferson (1743-1826).

The Spirit of Inquiry in the Age of Jefferson will convene at the American Philosophical Society in Philadelphia on June 7-8, 2018.

The event also will feature a special panel on the topic of science and religion during the mid-18th to the early 19th centuries sponsored by the  Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies at the University of Pennsylvania as part of their 2017-2018 theme, “Nature Between Science and Religion: Jewish Culture and the Natural World.”

On this page, you will find information on the conference program, registration, and local accommodations.