Making Nature: The Labor of Natural History

American Philosophical Society

Thursday, June 6, 2024 12:30 pm EDT to Friday, June 7, 2024 5:30 pm EDT

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Inspired by the APS Museum’s upcoming exhibition Sketching Splendor: Natural History in America, 1750-1850 the American Philosophical Society and The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University are organizing a two-day conference that will explore the ways humans have imagined, depicted, and constructed representations and knowledge about the natural world over time.
The conference will be held in-person in Philadelphia on June 6-7, 2024. The first day of the conference will be held in-person at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Auditorium. The second day will take place at the American Philosophical Society. 
The conference is free and open to all, but registration is required to attend. A full schedule is available here. *Note that all free registrations for June 6th at the Academy of Natural Sciences must be made before 5pm June 5th*