Category Archives: Past Events

Annual Oration Media: Proof, Science, and Skepticism

On March 12, 2013, the Philomathean Society welcomed Dr. Richard Dawkins, former Charles Simonyi Professor of the Public Understanding of Science at Oxford University and one of the world’s most prominent evolutionary biologists and outspoken atheists, as our Annual Orator. … Continue reading

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Past Event: XXY: This Is Not Pornography

3 – 18 December, 2009 | 4th floor, College Hall The Philomathean Art Gallery presents… XXY: This Is Not Pornography Featuring the work of FNAR-283: The Body and Photography, Kalina Isato, and Professor Gabriel Martinez (Design) Opening Reception Thursday, December … Continue reading

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Past Event: Happy Birthday: the Art Gallery presents Artie Vierkant

9 September – 7 October, 2008 | 4th floor, College Hall The Philomathean Art Gallery presents HAPPY BIRTHDAY A solo exhibition featuring the work of Artie Vierkant Opening Reception Tuesday, September 9th, 2008 7:30 PM Come celebrate the opening of … Continue reading

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Past Event: The Shoemaker’s Holiday

THE SHOEMAKER’S HOLIDAY An Elizabethan comedy by Thomas Dekker, presented by the Philomathean Society in the Botanical Gardens of the University May 15th, 16th, and 17th, 1912. We haven’t found a synopsis, but it seemed to involve some great moustaches. … Continue reading

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Audio: John DiIulio – The (Permanent) Presidential Campaign

6PM Thursday, November 29, 2007 | 4th floor College Hall The Philomathean Society hosted a lecture by Professor John DiIluio, entitled: “The (Permanent) Presidential Campaign: Who Will Win–and Will It Matter?” An audio recording of the lecture was made, subversively, … Continue reading

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Audio: The Mythology of the United States as a Human Rights Leader

6PM Wednesday, November 7, 2008 | 4th floor College Hall The Philomathean Society hosted a lecture from Stacey Sobel, Esq., the Executive Director of Equality Advocates Pennsylvania (formerly the Center for Lesbian and Gay Civil Rights) and a Lecturer in … Continue reading

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Audio: Bob Vitalis – Race, Empire, and the Origins of American International Relations

6PM January 31st 2008 | 4th floor College Hall The Philomathean Society hosted a lecture by Professor Robert Vitalis of the Political Science department entitled: “Race, Empire, and the Origins of American International Relations, or Why Do All the White … Continue reading

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Audio: Gunthire Ramsey – Can the Object Speak?

6PM February 7th 2008 | 4th floor College Hall The Philomathean Society hosted a lecture by Dr. Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr., associate professor of music history and Africana studies at the University of Pennsylvania, entitled “Can the Object Speak?: The … Continue reading

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Audio: Terrorism – The Science, Weapons, and Politics of Fear

6PM February 20th, 2008 | 4th floor College Hall The Philomathean Society held a multi-disciplinary symposium featuring: Dr. M. Susan Lindee (History & Sociology of Science, Author of Suffering Made Real: American Science and the Survivors at Hiroshima.) Dr. Ian … Continue reading

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Audio: Prof. Camp – Between the Lines

6 PM Thursday, February 21, 2008 | 4th Floor College Hall The Philomathean Society hosted a lecture by Prof. Elisabeth Camp entitled “BETWEEN THE LINES: Imagining Perspectives on Fiction and Life.” A subversive recording found its way to our website.

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