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ACLS Annual Meeting


2014 ACLS Annual Meeting
May 8-10
Philadelphia, PA

Register for the ACLS Annual Meeting here. To make a hotel reservation, click here.

The 2014 ACLS Annual Meeting will be held May 8-10 at the Sheraton Society Hill Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. The meeting includes a report from President Pauline Yu, presentations by recent ACLS fellows, and an address by Earl Lewis, president of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. A plenary panel will focus on the public face of the humanities. The annual Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture will be delivered by Bruno Nettl, professor emeritus of music at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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.

Hotel Information: Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, One Dock Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, United States Tel: (215) 238-6000.


Thursday, May 8

Welcome Reception
5:45-6:30 pm, Ballroom Foyer

Buffet Supper
6:30-8:30 pm, Ballroom A&B

Money, Members, Mission: Learned Societies by the Numbers
8:00-10:00 pm, Topics Ballroom C

Friday, May 9

Executive Committee of the Delegates (members only)
7:30-8:30 am, Boardroom

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
Stephen Berry, 2013 ACLS Digital Innovation Fellow
Professor, Department of History, University of Georgia
Lori Khatchadourian, 2013 ACLS Fellow
Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University
Laura Turner Igoe, 2013 Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellow in American Art
Doctoral Candidate, Temple University, Tyler School of Art

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
Earl Lewis, President, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Program Session:
The Public Face of the Humanities
2:15-4:00 pm, Ballroom CD&E
Michael Bérubé, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature and Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Pennsylvania State University
Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History and Chair of the History and Literature Program, Harvard University
Alexander Nemerov, Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities, Stanford University
Kwame Anthony Appiah (moderator), ACLS Board of Directors, Professor of Philosophy and Law, New York University

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

The Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture
6:00-7:00 pm, Benjamin Franklin Hall, American Philosophical Society
Bruno Nettl, Professor Emeritus of Music and Anthropology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

Saturday, May 10

7:30-9:30 am, Ballroom A&B

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

Optional CAO Session TBD
11:30 am-12:15 pm, Bromley/Claypoole


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2014, May 8-10
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Preliminary Schedule
Meeting Registration
Hotel Reservation

Haskins Prize Lecture:
Bruno Nettl

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2015, May 7-9
Sheraton Society Hill Hotel
Philadelphia, PA

Haskins Prize Lecture:
Wendy Doniger

2016, May 5-7
Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel
Arlington, VA