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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.

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, a scientist at Arkema, and Kevin Turner, professor and chair of mechanical engineering and applied mechanics at UPenn.

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.

Science on Tap
Monday, November 11, 2019

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

Lunchtime Lectures
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

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

Awards
Thursday, November 14, 2019

Join us for an evening with Nobel laureate Roald Hoffmann, where he examines the many aspects of diversity in chemistry, biology, and the social sciences.

Lunchtime Lectures
Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Join us for a talk by Elizabeth Neswald, Doan Fellow at the Science History Institute.

Lunchtime Lectures
Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Join us for a talk by Sara Ray, Science History Institute Dissertation Fellow.

Fellow in Focus
Thursday, December 5, 2019

Haas Fellow Lisa Ruth Rand presents the Fall 2019 Fellow in Focus Lecture.

Lunchtime Lectures
Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Join us for a talk by Alexandra Straub, Cain Dissertation Fellow at the Science History Institute.

Library Pop-Up
Friday, December 13, 2019

Take an in-depth look at the notes on artistic techniques and paint recipes found in the margins and flyleaves of a few rare books in our collections.

Saturday Speaker
Saturday, December 14, 2019

How does sleep deprivation affect our brain’s ability to function?

WikiSalon
Saturday, December 14, 2019

Wikipedia experts and novices alike gather for discussion and collaboration.

Oral History
Monday, January 6, 2020

Join us for our winter training workshop at the Institute’s Philadelphia headquarters.

Joseph Priestley Society
Thursday, January 16, 2020

Connect with leaders from a wide variety of large and small chemical companies and the financial, consulting, and academic communities.

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