Registration Now Open: "The Spirit of Inquiry in the Age of Jefferson," American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA, June 7-8, 2018

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Type: 
Symposium
Date: 
June 7, 2018 to June 8, 2018
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Colonial America, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology

The Spirit of Inquiry in the Age of Jefferson

 

June 7 – 8, 2018

 

American Philosophical Society
Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA

 

Co-sponsored by the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, the National Constitution Center, and the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania

 

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 event is free and opent to the public. Registration and the full symposium program are available on our website:

https://www.amphilsoc.org/spirit-inquiry-age-jefferson

 

 THURSDAY, JUNE 7

 

5:30-7:30pm Evening Reception and Keynote

National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA

 

Andrew O'Shaughnessy, Saunders Director

Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies, Monticello

 

FRIDAY, JUNE 8  

 

9:30-10:30am Panel 1: Knowledge Networks

 

Matthew Franco, College of William and Mary 

 

Joseph Eaton, National Chengchi University

 

Diane Ehrenpreis and Endrina Tay, Monticello

 

Comment by Barbara Oberg, Princeton University

 

 

11:00-12:00pm Panel 2: Institutions of Knowledge

 

Reed Gochberg, Harvard University                                                                                    

Paul Sivitz, Idaho State University

 

Timothy Minella, Villanova University

 

Comment by Babak Ashrafi, Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

 

 

1:00-2:00pm Panel 3: Science and Religion in Jefferson’s America

 

Jonathon Awtrey, Louisiana State University

 

Kirsten Fischer, University of Minnesota

 

Arthur Kiron, University of Pennsylvania

 

Comment by Kyle Roberts, Loyola University Chicago

 

 

2:15-3:15pm Panel 4: Useful Knowledge

 

Andrew Fagal, Princeton University

 

Danielle Willkens, Auburn University

 

Andrew Wehrman, Central Michigan University

 

Comment by Keith Thomson, American Philosophical Society/ University of Oxford

 

 

3:30-4:30pm Panel 5: Negotiating Knowledge

 

Elizabeth Hyde, Kean University

 

Phillip Ziesche, Yale University

 

Cara Rogers, Rice University

 

Comment by Richard Shiffrin, Indiana University