Pandemic Perspectives:
William Haseltine

Distillations Podcast

The scientist, entrepreneur, and author tells us how this pandemic compares to his previous experiences with viral outbreaks: “It is a tragedy that never needed to happen.”

Deciphering the Past

Thursday, June 4 | 1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m. EDT

Join American Philosophical Society Fellow Julie Fisher on Zoom for a talk and Q&A about paleography—the study, deciphering, and dating of manuscripts.

Age of Alchemy

Virtual Tour

Travel back in time and experience the golden age of alchemy right from the comfort of your living room on Google Arts & Culture.

David Allen Cole Named President
and CEO


The former executive director of the Hagley Museum and Library is “thrilled to be stepping into a leadership role at an institution with a reputation for excellence.”

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