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ACLS Annual Meeting


2017 ACLS Annual Meeting
May 11-13
Baltimore, MD

The 2017 ACLS Annual Meeting will begin on Thursday, May 11 at 5:45 pm with welcome remarks from ACLS President Pauline Yu, followed by a session entitled “Who Speaks, Who Listens: The Academy and the Community, Memory and Justice.”  A reception and buffet dinner will be offered at 7:00 pm.

Pauline Yu will start off the events on Friday, May 12 at 9:00 am with her report to the Council. There will be micro reports from ACLS member societies, the Meeting of the Council, and presentations by ACLS Fellows.  Freeman Hrabowski, president of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will be the luncheon speaker.  

The first afternoon program session will be a conversation between Pauline Yu and Earl Lewis, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The remainder of the afternoon will consist of breakout sessions on the following topics: (1) digital preservation, (2) labor in the academic workforce, (3) conference and community, (4) evaluating public scholarship, and (5) innovations in humanities curriculum.

At 6:00 pm, the 2017 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture will be delivered by Harry G. Frankfurt, professor emeritus of philosophy, Princeton University.  (The lecture will take place in the hotel.)There will be an opportunity to speak with Professor Frankfurt at the reception in his honor immediately afterwards.

The Conference of Executive Officers convenes on Saturday from 8:30 am-12:30 pm.

Hotel Information: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD 21202; Tel: (410) 385-3000




Thursday, May 11
Who Speaks, Who Listens: The Academy and the Community, Memory and Justice
5:45-7:00 pm, Harborside Ballroom Salon A&B

Reception - 7:00-7:30 pm, Salon Foyer
Buffet Supper -7:30-9:30 pm, Harborside Ballroom Salon C

Friday, May 12
Executive Committee of the Delegates Breakfast Meeting (members of this group only) -7:45-8:45 am, Boardroom
Continental Breakfast -7:45-9:00 am, Ballroom Foyer
Report of the President -Pauline Yu
9:00-9:30 am, Salon A&B
Micro Reports from Five Member Societies -9:30-9:45 am
Meeting of the Council - 9:45-10:30 am
Coffee Break - 10:30-10:45 am
Emerging Themes and Methods of Humanities Research: Discussion with ACLS Fellows -10:45 am-12:00 noon
Pre-Lunch Reception -12:00 noon-12:30 pm, Ballroom Foyer
Luncheon Speaker -Freeman Hrabowski, president, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
12:30-2:00 pm, Salon 1-3
Conversation with Earl Lewis, president, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
2:00-3:00 pm, Salon C
Breakout Sessions -3:00-4:00 pm
1) The Digital Dark Age: What Is Happening To All That Work? - Essex
2) Evaluating Public Scholarship - Falkland
3) Labor in the Academic Workforce - Heron
4) Innovations in Humanities Curriculum - Iron
5) The Annual Conference and the Community - James
6) Democratic Engagement in Teaching and Learning - Studio C
ACLS Board of Directors Annual Meeting Review (members of this group only)-4:00-4:30 pm, Potomac 1
The Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture - 6:00-7:00 pm, Salon 4
Harry G. Frankfurt, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Princeton University
Reception and Buffet Supper -&7:00-9:30 pm, Salon A&B

Saturday, May 13
Breakfast -7:30-9:30 am, Salon B
Conference of Executive Officers (CEO) Spring Meeting (members of this group only)-8:30-11:30 am, Essex AB&C
Optional CEO Session - Legal Issues Review - Stephen Shaefer, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston, L.L.P.(members of this group only)-11:30 am-12:15 pm, Heron

You can find information on past annual meetings here.


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ACLS Centennial Meeting

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New York, NY

2020, April 30-May 2
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Baltimore, MD

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