The annual meeting of the American Council of Learned Societies brings together delegates and administrative officers of our member societies, representatives of institutional associates and affiliates, and friends of ACLS from foundations, from government agencies, and from across the academic and public humanities. It offers a substantive program of broad interest to the scholarly community that ACLS represents. As constitutionally mandated, the Council meets to hear the Report of the Treasurer, to vote on the annual budget, and to take formal action on societies recommended for ACLS membership. The Conference of Administrative Officers convenes directly after the annual meeting.
The 2015 ACLS Annual Meeting was held on May 7-9 in Philadelphia, PA. The annual Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture was delivered by Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago. Other highlights were a presentation by ACLS fellows on their research, ACLS President Pauline Yu's "Report to Council," and a program session on "Literacies in the 21st Century." Professor Doniger's lecture is now available on video; additional annual meeting videos will be posted shortly.
The 2016 annual meeting will be held on May 5-7 in Arlington, VA. Cynthia Enloe, research professor in the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment at Clark University, will deliver the Haskins Prize Lecture.