ACLS: Advancing the Humanities

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    The first ACLS Bulletin appeared in October 1920, one year after the organization's founding.

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    See the collection of talks by ACLS President Pauline Yu. 

  • darwin

    The Darwin Correspondence Project was founded by the late Frederick H. Burkhardt, president emeritus of ACLS. 

ACLS Board of Directors and Committees



ACLS Board of Directors

8x8_orange_sq denotes a member of the Board Executive Committee
8x8_yellow_sq denotes a member of the Investment Committee


Name Affiliation Term Ends
James J. O'Donnell, Chair 6x9_orange_yellow_super Arizona State University 2018
Nicola CourtrightVice Chair 6x9_orange_yellow_super Amherst College 2016
Jonathan D. CullerSecretary 6x9_orange_super Cornell University 2017
Nancy J. Vickers, Treasurer 6x9_orange_yellow_super Bryn Mawr College, emeritus 2017
Kwame Anthony Appiah6x9_orange_super New York University 2016
Donald Brenneis University of California, Santa Cruz 2019
Terry Castle Stanford University 2019
Ann Fabian Rutgers University-New Brunswick 2017
Nancy Kidd, ex officio National Communication Association 2016
William C. Kirby Harvard University 2017
Richard Leppert6x9_orange_super University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 2016
Leith Mullings, ex officio American Anthropological Association 2016
Katherine Rowe Smith College 2018
Teofilo F. Ruiz University of California, Los Angeles 2017
Pauline Yu, ex officio 6x9_orange_yellow_super ACLS   ---

ACLS Investment Committee


Member Affiliation
Heidi Carter Pearlson, Chair Adamas Partners, LLC
Nicola Courtright Amherst College
Lisa Danzig Post Rock Advisors, LLC
Charlotte V. Kuh National Research Council (retired)
Herbert Mann   TIAA-CREF (retired)
James J. O'Donnell   Arizona State University
Carla H. Skodinski Van Beuren Management, Inc.
Nancy J. Vickers Bryn Mawr College, emeritus
Pauline Yu ACLS

Carla Beal, Advisor

Monticello Associates

Executive Committee of the Delegates

The Committee chair serves ex officio on the ACLS Board of Directors


Name Society Term Ends
Leith Mullings, Chair American Anthropological Association 2016
Barbara Altmann Modern Language Association of America 2018
Scott Casper American Antiquarian Society 2017
Henry Richardson American Philosophical Association 2017
David Vander Meulen Bibliographical Society of America 2018
Susan Wells Rhetoric Society of America 2016
Pamela Robertson Wojcik Society for Cinema and Media Studies 2018

Executive Committee of the Conference of Administrative Officers (CAO)

The Committee chair serves ex officio on the ACLS Board of Directors.


Name Society Term Ends
Nancy Kidd, Chair National Communication Association 2016
Amy Ferrer  American Philosophical Association 2017
Paul Erickson American Antiquarian Society 2018
Keith Francis American Society for Church History 2018
Craig Klafter American Society for Legal History 2017
Timothy Lloyd American Folklore Society 2016
Milagros Pererya-Rojas Latin American Studies Association 2016