"Networks: The Creation and Circulation of Knowledge
from Franklin to Facebook "
June 6 – 7, 2019
Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19106
An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the American Philosophical Society, with support from the University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
Inspired by the American Philosophical Society’s recent digitization of Benjamin Franklin’s postal records and by its involvement in “The Cybernetics Thought Collective Initiative: A History of Science and Technology Portal Project,” this daylong symposium will consider the different ways that social, scientific, and intellectual networks have influenced the pursuit of “useful knowledge.”
The symposium will kick off on Thursday, June 6 at 5:30pm EDT with an opening reception and keynote featuring Dr. Augustin Chaintreau, Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Columbia University, and will continue with a full day of panel discussions on Friday, June 7 beginning at 8:30am EDT.
A complete program and more details can be found online on the Society's website: https://www.amphilsoc.org/networks-creation-and-circulation-knowledge-franklin-facebook
The conference is free and open to the public, and live streaming will be available during the event. Please register online if you plan to attend. Questions may be directed to Adrianna Link, Head of Scholarly Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.