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    The Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture, delivered by a distinguished humanist, is a highlight of ACLS annual meetings.

ACLS Annual Meeting




2015 ACLS Annual Meeting
May 7-9
Philadelphia, PA

The 2015 ACLS Annual Meeting will be held May 7-9 at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, PA.

Register for the meeting here. Make your hotel reservation here.

The meeting includes a report from President Pauline Yu, presentations by recent ACLS fellows, and an address by William "Bro" Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities. A plenary panel will focus on literacies in the 21st century. The annual Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture will be delivered by Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago.

The annual meeting of the American Council of Learned Societies 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.


Welcome Reception (all are welcome)
5:45-6:30 pm, Hamilton

Buffet Supper
6:30-8:00 pm, Hamilton

Aligning Humanistic Scholarship with Public Engagement
8:00-9:30 pm

Executive Committee of the Delegates and New Delegates Breakfast Meeting
(members of this group only)
7:30-8:30 am, Shippen

Continental Breakfast
7:45-9:00 am, Ballroom Foyer

Emerging Themes and Methods of Humanities Research: Discussion with ACLS Fellows
9:00-10:15 am, Ballroom CD&E

Report of the President
10:30-11:15 am
Pauline Yu

Meeting of the Council
11:15 am-12:00 noon

Pre-Lunch Reception
12:00 noon-12:30 pm, Ballroom Foyer

Luncheon Speaker
12:30-2:00 pm, Ballroom A&B
William "Bro" Adams, chairman, National Endowment for the Humanities

Program Session: Literacies in the 21st Century
2:15-4:00 pm, Ballroom CD&E 
Keynote Speaker: Deborah Brandt, professor emerita of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

ACLS Board of Directors Annual Meeting Review (members of this group only)
4:00-4:30 pm, Shippen

The Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture
6:00-7:00 pm, Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society
Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago

Reception and Buffet Supper
7:00-9:30 pm, Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Ballroom AB&C

7:30-9:30 am, Ballroom A&B 

Conference of Administrative Officers (CAO) Spring Meeting (members of this group only)
8:30-11:30 am, Bromley/Claypoole

Optional CAO Session (topic to be determined)
11:30 am-12:15 pm, Bromley/Claypoole


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2016, May 5-7
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
Arlington, VA
Haskins Prize Lecturer: Cynthia Enloe

2017, May 11-13
Baltimore Marriott Waterfront
Baltimore, MD