• 2018-Haskins

    Pauline Yu with 2018 Haskins Prize Lecturer Sally Falk Moore

  • 2014interviews

    In The Humanities Interviews, scholars reflect on the importance of the humanities and their own fields of research and teaching.

  • HEB

    Thirty-one ACLS member societies develop lists of recommended titles for the HEB online collection

Media Collection

Annual Meeting Sessions


2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | ALL MEDIA

Plenary and panel sessions at ACLS annual meetings engage issues of broad interest to the scholarly community that ACLS represents.

  • 2018

    The Contested Campus: Speech and the Scholarly Values

    Leon Botstein, President, Leon Levy Professor in the Arts and Humanities, Bard College
    Jerry Kang, Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion University of California, Los Angeles
    Judith Shapiro, President, The Teagle Foundation and President Emeritus, Barnard College
    Ben Vinson III, Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, George Washington University, and Provost and Executive Vice President Designate, Case Western Reserve University
    Steven Rathgeb Smith, Executive Director, American Political Science Association, moderator

    2018 ACLS Annual Meeting | Philadelphia, PA | April 26

  • Democracy and the Contemporary Mediascape

    Tara McPherson, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies, Director of the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study, University of Southern California
    Siva Vaidhyanathan, Robertson Professor of Media Studies, Director of the Center for Media and Citizenship, University of Virginia
    Marwan M. Kraidy, Anthony Shadid Chair in Global Media, Politics and Culture, University of Pennsylvania, and Member, ACLS Board of Directors, moderator

    2018 ACLS Annual Meeting | Philadelphia, PA | April 26

  • 2017

    Who Speaks, Who Listens: The Academy and the Community, Memory and Justice

    John DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
    Denise Griffin Johnson, Cultural Agent, US Department of Arts and Culture
    Nicole King, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of American Studies and Director, Orser Center for the Study of Place, Community, and Culture, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
    Rosemary G. Feal, Executive Director, Modern Language Association, moderator

    2017 ACLS Annual Meeting | Baltimore, MD | May 11

  • 2016

    Extending the Reach of the Humanities PhD

    Adela de la Torre, Communications Director, National Immigration Law Center
    Rosemary G. Feal, Executive Director, Modern Language Association
    Jim Grossman, Executive Director, American Historical Association
    Sara Guyer, Director, Center for the Humanities, University of Wisconsin
    Steven Wheatley, Vice President, ACLSmoderator

    2016 ACLS Annual Meeting | Arlington, VA | May 6

  • 2015

    Literacies in the 21st Century

    Philippa Levine, Mary Helen Thompson Centennial Professor in the Humanities, University of Texas at Austin, moderator
    Keynote Speaker: Deborah Brandt, Professor Emerita of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison (1:56)
    Dominic McIver Lopes, Distinguished University Scholar and Professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia (16:30)
    Rick M. Valelly, Claude C. Smith '14 Professor of Political Science, Swarthmore College (26:40)
    Holly Willis, Chair, Media Arts + Practice Division and Director, Institute for Multimedia Literacy (33:46)
    Q-and-A (44:32)

    2015 ACLS Annual Meeting | Philadelphia, PA | May 8

  • 2013

    MOOCs, the Humanities, and Learned Societies

    James J. O'Donnell, Georgetown University, ACLS Board of Directors, moderator
    Jeremy Adelman, Princeton University (4:55)
    Jennifer Summit, Stanford University (25:55)
    Howard Lurie, edX (45:35)
    Q-and-A (1:05:25)

    2013 ACLS Annual Meeting | Baltimore, MD | May 10

  • 2012

    How the Humanities Help Us Understand Economic Behavior

    Sewell Chan, The New York Times, moderator
    Alexander J. Field, Santa Clara University (1:20)
    Jonathan Levy, Princeton University (9:37)
    Deirdre McCloskey, University of Illinois at Chicago (20:00)
    Q-and-A (33:58)

    2012 ACLS Annual Meeting | Philadelphia, PA | May 11

  • 2011

    Global Perspectives on U.S. Higher Education

    Thomas Bender, New York University, moderator
    Lisa Anderson, American University in Cairo (7:00)
    Peter Lange, Duke University (18:25)
    John Sexton, New York University (35:13)
    Q-and-A (57:37)

    2011 ACLS Annual Meeting | Washington, DC | May 6

  • 2010

    The Google Book Settlement: Implications for Scholarship

    Jonathan D. Culler, Cornell University, moderator
    Daniel Clancy, Google Book Search (4:35)
    James Grimmelmann, New York Law School (20:44)
    Helen Cullyer, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (34:47)
    James J. O’Donnell, Georgetown University, ACLS Board of Directors (52:45)
    Q-and-A (1:11:10)

    2010 ACLS Annual Meeting | Philadelphia, PA | May 7