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Washington, DC, May 5-7

2011 ACLS Annual Meeting Agenda

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  • Thursday, May 5
  • Time Activity Links/Downloads
    12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. ACLS Board of Directors Executive Committee Meeting
    2:00-5:00 ACLS Board of Directors Meeting  
    5:45-6:30 Welcome Reception  
    6:00-8:30 Buffet Supper  
    8:00-10:00

    "The Consequences of Financial Turbulence in the Academy"

    William E. Davis, moderator
    Executive Director, American Anthropological Association

    Srinivas Aravamudan
    President, Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes
    Dean of the Humanities in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of English, Duke University

    B. Robert Kreiser
    Associate Secretary, American Association of University Professors
    Delegate, Society for French Historical Studies

    David Marshall
    Dean of Humanities and Fine Arts, and
    Executive Dean, College of Letters and Science, University of California,
    Santa Barbara

    Elizabeth Richmond-Garza
    Director, Program in Comparative Literature, University of Texas
    Secretary-Treasurer, American Comparative Literature Association

    biographical notes on panelists
    8:00-10:00

    "The Humanities in Washington: NHA Report"

    Jessica Irons
    Executive Director,  National Humanities Alliance

    Michael Brintnall
    Executive Director, American Political Science Association

    Lee White
    Executive Director, National Coalition for History

    www.nhalliance.org
  • Friday, May 6
  • Time Activity Links/Downloads
    7:30-8:30 a.m. Executive Committee of the Delegates Meeting  
    7:30-9:00 Continental Breakfast  
    8:45-9:30 Meeting of the Council  
    9:30-10:15 Report of ACLS President Pauline Yu 2011 President's Report 
    10:15-10:45 Coffee Break  
    10:45-12 noon

    "Emerging Themes and Methods of Humanities Research: Discussion with ACLS Fellows"

    Marjorie Garber, moderator
    William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English and Visual and Environmental Studies, Harvard University

    Mary Flanagan
    2010 ACLS Digital Innovation Fellow
    Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Professor in Digital Humanities and Professor of Film and Media Studies, Dartmouth College

    Rebecca E. Keegan
    2010 Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellow in American Art
    Doctoral Candidate in African-American Art and Visual Culture,
    Duke University

    Matthew Walker
    2010 New Faculty Fellow 
    ACLS Faculty Fellow, Department of Philosophy, Rutgers University, New Brunswick

    biographical notes on panelists
    12:30-1:00 p.m. Reception  
    1:00-2:15

    Luncheon and Speaker

    Jim Leach
    Chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities

    "Defending the Liberal Arts"
    2:15-4:00

    "Global Perspectives on U.S. Higher Education"

    Thomas Bender, moderator,
    University Professor of the Humanities and Professor of History, New York University

    Lisa Anderson
    President, American University in Cairo

    Peter Lange
    Provost, Duke University

    John Sexton
    President, New York University

    biographies notes on panelists

    4:00-4:30 Coffee Break  
    6:00-8:00 The 2011 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture. "A Life of Learning"

    Henry Glassie
    College Professor Emeritus of Folklore, Indiana University
    Haskins Prize Lecture program
    8:00-10:00 Buffet Supper in honor of Henry Glassie  
         
  • Saturday, May 7
  • Time Activity Links/Downloads
    9:00-9:30 a.m. Continental Breakfast  
    9:30-11:00 Conference of Adminstrative Officers (CAO) Spring Meeting  
    10:00-3:00 Burkhardt Fellows Gathering