Talking in the Library

Talking in the Library serves as an audio platform for researchers to share the incredible work they’re pursuing using the rich collections at the Library Company of Philadelphia.

Episodes will be available on SoundCloud, Google Play, and Apple iTunes.

You may expect a new episode on the first of each month during the academic calendar year.

Talking in the Library is hosted by Will Fenton, the Director of Research and Public Programs, and produced by Ann McShane, the Project Digital Asset Librarian at Emory University.

Logo design by Nicole Graham. Theme music by Krestovsky (“Terrible Art”).

Fireside Chat: Grassroots Leviathan (Ariel Ron)

Season 3, Episode 2: Breaking News in Benjamin Rush History! (Stephen Fried & Yen Ho)

Fireside Chat: Making of Civil War Medicine (Carole Adrienne)

Fireside Chat: William Penn’s Letter to the King of the Lenape, a Choral Work (Jeff Thomas)

Season 3, Episode 1: Pandemic Reading: The Interview (Jim Green)

Fireside Chat: The Mysteries of the Lost Colony and the Iroquois Confederacy (Arwin D. Smallwood)

Fireside Chat: Slave Revolt and the Practices of Containment (Cameron Seglias)

Fireside Chat: Elizabeth Powel and the Founding of the Republic (Anthony & Snyder)

Fireside Chat: How Parson Weems Remade George Washington (Steven C. Bullock)

Fireside Chat: Writing Across the Color Line (Lucas A. Dietrich)

Fireside Chat: Lawyers in Early American Cities: Loyalists as Clients (Sally Hadden)

Fireside Chat: Smugglers, Pirates, and Patriots: Free Trade in the Age of Revolution (Tyson Reeder)

Juneteenth Seminar: Unfreedom: The Limits of the Fourteenth Amendment (Dr. Walter Greason)

Fireside Chat: Nonviolent Protest and the American Revolution (Dr. Michael Goode)

Fireside Chat: Lincoln and Viruses: The Past and the Present Collide (David J. Kent)

 Fireside Chat: Picturing Political Power (Dr. Allison K. Lange)

Fireside Chat: The Long Reach of the Great Depression of the 1780s (Dr. Scott C. Miller)

Fireside Chat: An Archive of Taste (Dr. Lauren Klein)

Fireside Chat: Joseph Lancaster and the ‘Delusion’ of Public Schools (Dr. Adam Laats)

Fireside Chat: Protestant Images of Other Religions in the Eighteenth Century (Dr. Mark Valeri)

Fireside Chat: Mediterranean Quarantine: Perspectives of a Person of Privilege (Dr. Etta Madden)

Fireside Chat: African Voices from the Transatlantic Slave Trade (Dr. Aaron Fogleman)

Season 2, Episode 8: Redrawing History Symposium

Season 2, Episode 7: Dr. Richard Bell (Stolen)

Season 2, Episode 6: Force & Freedom (Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson)

Season 2, Episode 5: Touch This Page! (Dr. Sari Altschuler & Dr. David Weimer) 

Season 2, Episode 4: Ghost River (Weshoyot Alvitre & Dr. Lee Francis IV)

Season 2, Episode 3: PLOT (Rebecca Kamen)

Season 2, Episode 2: Mother is a Verb (Dr. Sarah Knott)

Season 2, Episode 1: The Alchemy of Slavery (Dr. Scott Heerman)

Bonus Episode: From Negro Pasts to Afro-Futures (Dr. Deirdre Cooper Owens)

Season 1, Episode 5: Designing Afrofuturism (Dr. Walter Greason)

Season 1, Episode 4: Benjamin Franklin and Immigration (Dr. Carla J. Mulford)

Season 1, Episode 3: Woman in Silk (Dr. Zara Anishanslin)

Season 1, Episode 2: Specters of Peace (Dr. Michael Goode)

Season 1, Episode 1: Talking with Michael (Dr. Michael Barsanti)