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On April 29, 2023, Dr. Roger Bagnall took office as President of the American Philosophical Society. Dr. Bagnall is professor emeritus of ancient history and Leon Levy Director Emeritus of the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World at New York University.

Elected to the APS in 2001, Bagnall has long been an involved Member of the Society, serving as councilor for class four (humanities), chair of the committee on museum, a member of the committee on meetings and the committee of library and museum, curator of fine arts, and most recently, curator of art and material culture.

As President, Bagnall will oversee the operations of the nation’s first and oldest learned society. Founded by Benjamin Franklin in 1743, the APS has, since its inception, supported the advancement of knowledge in America through the election of Members who have made significant contributions to society and through the support of new research projects.

Please click here to read full announcement from the American Philosophical Society.

Photo of the APS in Philadelphia