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 2013 ACLS Annual Meeting was held in Baltimore in May. The annual Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture was delivered by Robert Alter, Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley. Other highlights of the meeting include President Yu's Report to the Council, farewell comments by NEH Chairman Jim Leach, and a panel session on "MOOCs, the Humanities, and Learned Societies." Videos of the Haskins Prize Lecture and panel session are available in our media collection.