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 Executive Officers convenes directly after the annual meeting.
The 2016 ACLS Annual Meeting was held in Arlington, VA, May 5-7. The annual Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture was delivered by Cynthia Enloe, research professor in the Department of International Development, Community, and Environment at Clark University. Other highlights included a conversation between Ford Foundation President Darren Walker and ACLS President Pauline Yu, presentations by ACLS fellows on their research, and Pauline Yu's "Report to Council." Videos of select sessions will be available in our media collection.
The 2017 annual meeting will be held in Baltimore on May 11-13. The Haskins Prize Lecture will be delivered by Harry G. Frankfurt, professor emeritus of philosophy at Princeton University.