Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society

The Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society is an academic journal published by the American Philosophical Society.

Articles from Vol. 152, No. 4, December

Alexander L. George
31 MAY 1920 * 16 AUGUST 2006ALEXANDER L. GEORGE, the Graham H. Stuart Professor of International Relations, emeritus, died on 16 August 2006 at age eighty-six. He was widely viewed as one of the greatest scholars of the twentieth century in international...
Alvin M. Weinberg
20 APRIL 1915 * 18 OCTOBER 2006ALVIN was all about questions. First as research director, and from 1955 to 1972 as director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), he instituted the Information Meeting. Each research division, and there were about...
Benjamin Franklin's Savage Eloquence: Hoaxes from the Press at Passy, 1782
ALMOST as soon as he arrived at l'Hôtel de Valentinois, JacquesDonatien Le Ray de Chaumont's lovely estate at Passy along the Seine and in sight of Paris, Franklin started arranging his household for a long stay. Among the items ordered were large supplies...
Film in the Second Degree: Cabaret and the Dark Side of Laughter1
EARLY FEMINIST FILM CRITICISM focused on the representation of women as commodities, as objects of exchange and objects of the male gaze. In her groundbreaking 1975 essay, "Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema," Laura Mulvey undertook a psychoanalytic...
Franklin L. Ford
26 DECEMBER 1920 * 31 AUGUST 2003AT A MEETING of the Harvard University Faculty of Arts and Sciences 6 December 2005, the following Minute was placed upon the records.Franklin L. Ford served as a major participant in this faculty's business throughout...
George Mackey
1 FEBRUARY 1916 * I5 MARCH 2006GEORGE WHITELAW MACKEY was born on 1 February 1916 in St. Louis, Missouri, and grew up in Texas. He received his B. A. in physics from Rice University in 1938 and his Ph.D. in mathematics from Harvard University in 1942....
Herbert Bloch
18 AUGUST 1911 *; 6 SEPTEMBER 2006HERBERT BLOCH was born in Berlin, Germany, on 18 August 1911, and died on 6 September 2006, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was elected to the APS in 1958.His paternal grandfather was a beloved local doctor in the town...
Introduction to the GAFOH Essays
THE FOLLOWING ESSAYS by Gabriele Haug-Moritz and Terri J. Gordon are revisions of the working papers they presented at the inaugural German-American Frontiers of Humanities (GAFOH) symposium, held at the American Philosophical Society on 7-10 October...
Jaroslav Jan Pelikan
17 DECEMBER 1923 * 13 MAY 2006JAROSLAV PELIKAN, Sterling Professor of History at Yale and former president of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, died 13 May 2006. He chose subjects for a long scholarly career that, at first glance, would not...
Nelson J. Leonard
1 SEPTEMBER I916 · 9 OCTOBER 2006DESCRIBED RECENTLY by John D. Roberts, ex-provost of the California Institute of Technology and ex-chairman of its world-renowned Department of Chemistry, as "one of the most important chemists of the 20th century," Nelson...
Popular Propaganda? Art and Culture in Revolutionary China1
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-USASCII text omitted.)A POPULAR JOKE from the 1940s runs like this: "Goebbels is sent back at the gate of heaven: he should go to hell. In order to L. incite him to go, Saint Peter allows him a gaze at hell through binoculars....
The Holy Roman Empire, the Schmalkald League, and the Idea of Confessional Nation-Building1
HISTORIOGRAPHICAL consensus concerning the connection between the Reformation in general, the Schmalkald League in particular, and the question of "confessional nation-building," which was secure and predominant until the middle of the twentieth century,...
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