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Upcoming Events

The Science History Institute produces a wide range of public programs and events aimed at students, scholars, scientific professionals, and all who are intellectually curious.

Joseph Priestley Society
Thursday, September 19, 2019

The Joseph Priestley Society welcomes Vijay Kapur, CEO (retired), International Solar Electric Technology.

Public Events
Friday, September 20, 2019

Once revered as a drink of the gods, beer has been celebrated by humans for millennia and was integral to forming the early civilizations of the ancient world.

Lunchtime Lectures
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Join us for a talk by Donna Bilak, Allington Fellow at the Science History Institute.

Public Events
Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Join us for a thought-provoking evening featuring Science Friday host Ira Flatow.

Exhibitions and Special Events
Thursday, September 26, 2019

Start Talking Science is an amazing opportunity to nerd out with local scientists and researchers about everything from superconducting electronics to breast cancer research.

Lunchtime Lectures
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Join us for a talk by James Voelkel, curator of rare books and Beckman Center resident scholar at the Science History Institute.

Joseph Priestley Society
Thursday, October 10, 2019

The Joseph Priestley Society welcomes Rosie Grayburn, associate scientist, conservation, Winterthur Museum.

Library Pop-Up
Friday, October 11, 2019

Join our librarians as they explore the many beasts that appear in the Othmer Library’s collections.

Exhibitions and Special Events
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Help us highlight the scientific contributions of women in STEM on Wikipedia!

Science on Tap
Monday, October 14, 2019

Kindle your enthusiasm for science, and meet new people at this monthly science café.

Lunchtime Lectures
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Join us for a talk by Philadelphia historian Larry E. Tise.

Exhibitions and Special Events
Saturday, October 19, 2019

A dastardly villain is tinkering with time and changing the history of science. Let’s do some archival detective work to stop the crime!

Lunchtime Lectures
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Join us for a talk by Rebecca Kaplan, Cain Postdoctoral Fellow at the Science History Institute.

Public Events
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Your favorite podcast is bringing you a live show of spooky science stories just in time for Halloween!

Joseph Priestley Society
Thursday, November 7, 2019

The Joseph Priestley Society welcomes David Liu, scientist, Arkema, and Kevin Turner, professor and chair, mechanical engineering and applied mechanics and materials science and engineering, University of Pennsylvania.

Lunchtime Lectures
Friday, November 8, 2019

Join us for a talk by Ryan Dahn, fellow in residence at the Consortium for History of Science, Technology, and Medicine.

Library Pop-Up
Friday, November 8, 2019

Join the Othmer librarians for a fun and educational walk in the autumnal forest.

Saturday Speaker
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Early civilizations had some advanced ideas about technology, but what happened to that knowledge?

WikiSalon
Saturday, November 9, 2019

Wikipedia experts and novices alike gather for discussion and collaboration.

Lunchtime Lectures
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Join us for a talk by Christopher Halm, Doan Fellow at the Science History Institute.

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