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    Deborah Brandt was the keynote speaker for the 2015 annual meeting session on "Literacies in the 21st Century."

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    William Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, was the 2015 annual meeting luncheon speaker. 

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ACLS News

ACLS Organizes Symposium on Buddhist Studies Today 
07/02/2015

The event, which will take place July 7-9 at the University of British Columbia, will celebrate the first cohort of Dissertation Fellows of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies.

Catching up with Korey Jackson F'12, Gray Family Chair for Innovative Library Services, Oregon State University 
06/30/2015

Jackson, a 2012 ACLS Public Fellow, describes how his new role promoting collaboration between an academic library and a university press "engages the same problem-solving dopamine receptors" that led him to pursue a humanities PhD.

Thirty Scholars Receive Over $650,000 in ACLS Awards for China Studies in 2015 
06/24/2015

China studies continue at ACLS, funded by the Luce Foundation, NEH, and CCK, for predoctoral  and postdoctoral research and workshops.

Pauline Yu Participates in #ScholarFest 
06/23/2015

President Yu serves on the Kluge Center Scholars Council.

On the Passing of Kent D. Williamson 
06/08/2015

Kent was a longstanding and valued member of the ACLS Conference of Administrative Officers.

ACLS Names 22 Public Fellows in 2015 
06/03/2015

Awardees will take up two-year positions with top nonprofits and government agencies.

ACLS Offers New Fellowship Opportunity for Liberal Arts College Faculty 
05/20/2015

Expansion of Burkhardt fellowship program comes as long-running Ryskamp program makes final awards.

ACLS Humanities E-Book at American Theological Library Association, June 18-20 
05/18/2015

Lee Walton, HEB's national library account manager, will give a presentation on "Perceptions of Academic Librarians Regarding E-Books and the Humanities."

ACLS Mourns the Passing of Anthony C. Yu 
05/15/2015

Professor Yu served on the ACLS Board of Directors from 1986 to 1994, chairing its committee on international programs for much of his tenure.

On the Passing of Peter Gay 
05/14/2015

Professor Gay was an ACLS Fellow in 1958 and the 2004 Charles Homer Haskins Lecturer.

Shakespeare Association of America Joins ACLS 
05/11/2015

The SAA was admitted to the Council at the 2015 ACLS Annual Meeting.


Announcing the 2014-15 Luce-ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art 
04/23/2015

Ten fellowships were awarded to advanced graduate students pursuing promising and ambitious PhD research in the study of object- and image-based American art history.

Five ACLS Fellows Among First Recipients of Andrew Carnegie Fellowships 
04/22/2015

The new program awards up to $200,000 to scholars, journalists, and authors to support research in the social sciences and humanities.

70 Fellowships Awarded to Advanced Graduate Students 
04/14/2015

The 2015 Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows are from 29 universities and nearly 20 fields of humanistic study.

Announcing the 2015 Central Program’s ACLS Fellows 
04/02/2015

Seventy awards were made to faculty of all ranks and independent scholars from across the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

ACLS Humanities E-Book Joins Association of American Publishers 
03/24/2015

AAP is the trade association for US book publishers, providing advocacy and communications on behalf of the industry.

ACLS Mourns the Passing of Frederick M. Bohen 
03/17/2015

Bowen served as chair of the ACLS Investment Committee from 1998 until 2003 and as a member of its Board of Directors from 1998 until 2007.

MAG (International Association for the Humanities) Sponsors Forum in Kiev 
03/12/2015

Participants in the forum on "The Humanities and Democratization in Post-Soviet Lands" included scholars from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, and the United States.

Awards Announced for Charles A. Ryskamp and Frederick Burkhardt Fellowship Competitions 
03/10/2015

The two programs, generously funded by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, support scholars who are embarking on ambitious, large-scale research projects at critical stages in their academic careers.

ACLS Awards Seven Digital Innovation Fellowships 
03/04/2015

Selected from a highly competitive field of applicants, the awardees will dedicate a year to projects that further the digital transformation of humanistic research.

ACLS Societies Issue Joint Statement on Cultural Destruction in Iraq 
02/28/2015

Societies "deplore in the strongest possible terms the destruction of works of art held by the Mosul Museum."

ACLS Humanities E-Book Announces 10 Top-Hit Titles 
02/26/2015

Most frequently accessed e-books in the online collection include two by ACLS fellows.

ACLS Awards 2015 Collaborative Research Fellowships to 10 Teams of Scholars 
02/18/2015

The scholars selected for funding cross boundaries of discipline, methodology, and geography to undertake new research projects that will result in joint publications.

HEB exhibits at CAA 
02/05/2015

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB),  the online collection developed by scholars, will exhibit at the Book and Trade Fair that is part of the College Art Association’s 103rd Annual Conference at the Hilton Hotel in New York City on February 12-14.

Focus on the Society for Military History 
02/02/2015

The Society for Military History is featured in the Focus on Member Societies series.  

Sixth Summit of National Fellowship-Granting Organizations 
12/08/2014

The heads of nine organizations in the humanities met at ACLS on December 3 to discuss how best to support research scholars.

ACLS African Humanities Program (AHP) releases Recommendations for Reinvigorating the Humanities in Africa 
12/05/2014

The recommendations by leading African academics will be presented at the African Higher Education Summit in Dakar in March 2015.

EEPS Awards First Michael Henry Heim Translation Prize 
12/02/2014

Jennifer Croft received the prize for her translation of Roma Sendyka’s "Miejsca, które straszą (afekty i miejsca nie-pamięci)" ("Sites That Haunt: Affects and Non-Sites of Memory"). 

African Humanities Program Fellows Visit US 
11/10/2014

The three have been named African Studies Association Presidential Fellows, an honor bestowed upon them in recognition of their contributions to the humanities in Africa

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB): Upcoming Exhibits 
10/20/2014

Please visit the HEB exhibit at these upcoming conferences.

Focus on the American Antiquarian Society 
10/17/2014

One of ACLS's founders, the American Antiquarian Society, is featured in the Focus on Member Societies series. 


Cynthia Enloe Named 2016 Haskins Prize Lecturer 
10/13/2014

The series, entitled "A Life of Learning," celebrates scholarly careers of distinctive importance.

Focus on Research: Rachel Buurma F’12 and Laura Heffernan F’12 on Exploring the History of a Discipline through Classroom Records 
10/03/2014

ACLS asked its fellows to describe their research the knowledge it creates and how this knowledge benefits our understanding of the world. This response comes from two ACLS Collaborative Research Fellows. 

Tara Zahra F’13, F’09 Joins Growing List of ACLS Fellows to Receive MacArthur Award 
09/29/2014

ACLS congratulates the University of Chicago historian and two-time ACLS fellowship awardee.

ACLS Public Fellows Seminar Brings Diverse Career Paths into Focus 
09/24/2014

The new cohort of fellows met on September 18-20 in Philadelphia, PA.

African Humanities Program 2014 Fellows Announced 
08/27/2014

ACLS is pleased to announce 38 fellowship awards to African scholars in the sixth year of the African Humanities Program (AHP).

Meet the 2014 Fellows and Grantees in Buddhist Studies 
08/27/2014

Information is now posted on the projects that will be undertaken by awardees in the first annual competitions of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies.

Focus on the Oral History Association 
08/21/2014

ACLS is pleased to inaugurate a series focusing on the work of its member societies with a submission from its newest member, the Oral History Association.  

ASOR Launches Syrian Heritage Initiative with State Department 
08/05/2014

The initiative will document comprehensively the current condition of cultural heritage sites in Syria and assess future restoration, preservation, and protection needs.

2014-15 ACLS Fellowship Competitions Now Open 
07/29/2014

ACLS’s diverse program offerings support humanities scholars at all stages of the academic career.

American Antiquarian Society Awarded National Humanities Medal 
07/23/2014

The AAS, a founding member of ACLS, is honored "for safeguarding the American story."

ACLS Awards $15 Million to Nearly 300 Scholars in 2014 
07/22/2014

Awards were made across a dozen programs to scholars working in the humanities and humanistic social sciences

ACLS Announces Awards in China Studies Programs 
07/10/2014

All combined, 31 fellowships and grants were awarded from over 190 applications.

ACLS Names 20 Recent PhDs as Public Fellows 
06/03/2014

Awardees to take up two-year fellowships in public policy, arts administration, and communications.

ACLS Increases Award Amounts for 2014-15 Central Fellowship Competition 
05/22/2014

The program will add five new fellowships for associate professors and raise the maximum stipend level to $70,000.

ACLS Announces the First Cohort of Fellows and Grantees of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies 
05/21/2014

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the results of the first annual competitions of the new Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies.

Oral History Association Joins ACLS as Member Society 
05/20/2014

Established in 1966, the OHA’s mission is to bring together people interested in oral history as a way of collecting and interpreting memories to foster knowledge and dignity

Announcing the 2014 Mellon-ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows 
04/30/2014

This year, 64 fellowships were awarded to advanced graduate students pursuing promising and ambitious PhD research from 32 universities and more than a dozen humanistic disciplines.

ACLS Fellows among 2014 Class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences 
04/28/2014

Founded in 1780, the Academy is one of the nation's oldest learned societies and a founding member of ACLS.

ACLS Announces the 2014 Luce-ACLS Dissertation Fellows in American Art 
04/22/2014

Ten fellowships were awarded to advanced graduate students pursuing promising and ambitious Ph.D. research in the study of object- and image-based American art history.

ACLS Awards First Fellowship Supported by Munro Fund for Chinese Thought 
04/11/2014

Teemu H. Ruskola, professor of law at Emory University, is the first ACLS Fellow to be supported in part by the Munro Fund for Chinese Thought.

Announcing the 2014 Central Program's ACLS Fellows 
04/09/2014

A total of 65 awards were made to faculty of all ranks and independent scholars in ACLS's central fellowship program.

ACLS Promotes Two to Program Director 
04/01/2014

Matthew Goldfeder has been appointed as director of fellowship programs and John Paul Christy as director of public programs.

ACLS Announces the 2014 Charles A. Ryskamp and Frederick Burkhardt Fellows 
03/13/2014

The two programs support scholars who are embarking on ambitious, large-scale research projects at critical stages in their academic careers.


ACLS Awards 2014 Digital Innovation Fellowships to Seven Scholars 
03/04/2014

Fellows will spend a year dedicated to projects advancing digital scholarship in powerful new directions.

ACLS Awards 2014 Collaborative Research Fellowships to Eight Teams of Scholars 
02/19/2014

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 Collaborative Research Fellowships.

ACLS Launches 2014 Public Fellows Competition 
01/22/2014

The program will place 20 recent humanities Ph.D.s in two-year staff positions at partnering organizations in government and the nonprofit sector.

American Folklore Society Honors Lee Haring 
11/25/2013

ACLS joins in congratulating Lee Haring on his receipt of the 2013 AFS Lifetime Achievement Award.

Humanities as the Heart of the Matter: Media Roundup 
10/23/2013

After an extensive program of public hearings, fact-finding and analysis, the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences released its report in June.

Wendy Doniger Named 2015 Haskins Prize Lecturer 
10/22/2013

Professor Doniger will deliver the lecture at the 2015 ACLS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.

ACLS Awards $15.3 Million in Fellowships in 2013 
10/21/2013

ACLS continues to be the leading private institution supporting scholars in the humanities and related social sciences at the doctoral and postdoctoral levels.

ACLS, Member Societies Support Careers Beyond the Classroom for Ph.D.s 
10/21/2013

Once a neglected topic, alternative or non-academic career paths for Ph.D.s are finding increasing support within the scholarly community.

ACLS-Mellon Dissertation Completion Fellows Look Ahead 
10/18/2013

A seminar on "Preparing for the Academic Job Market" took place on September 5-7 in San Antonio, TX.

Fifth Summit of National Fellowship-Granting Organizations 
10/04/2013

The group met on October 3 at the ACLS Offices.

New Agreement Signed with Vietnamese Academy of Social Sciences 
10/04/2013

A Memorandum of Understanding was executed on October 2 at the ACLS offices.

ACLS Programs in China Studies Applications Now Available 
09/18/2013

Applications available for ACLS Programs in China Studies 2013-2014


ACLS Announces the 2013 Program in East Europe Studies Fellows 
09/17/2013

In this competition eight dissertation fellowships were awarded in a broad array of disciplines for research on eight countries in the region.

African Humanities Project (AHP) Announces Fellowship Awards 
08/29/2013

Thirty-four awards are given to African scholars in the fifth year of the program.

ACLS Humanities E-Book Launches New Website 
08/28/2013

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB), a collection of nearly 4,000 books in the humanities recommended by scholars, is pleased to announce a new interface.

2013-14 ACLS Fellowship Competitions Now Open 
08/28/2013

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce that the 2013 14 ACLS fellowship competitions are now open.

ACLS Names 20 Public Fellows in 2013 
08/28/2013

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the 2013 cohort of ACLS Public Fellows.

ACLS Welcomes Report of Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences 
08/28/2013

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) welcomes the release of the report of the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences convened by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

ACLS Mourns Robert W. Fogel 
06/12/2013

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Robert W. Fogel, economic historian and 1996 Charles Homer Haskins Lecturer.

ACLS Announces the First Cohort of Fellows and Grantees of the Henry Luce Foundation-ACLS Program in China Studies 
05/29/2013

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the results of the first annual competitions of the new Henry Luce Foundation ACLS Program in China Studies.

ACLS Announces Results of Pre-doctoral Fellowship Competitions 
05/22/2013

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the 2013 cohorts of the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship and the Luce/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art.

ACLS Announces The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies 
05/10/2013

The new initiative, funded by a $1.9 million grant from the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, will support research and teaching in Buddhist studies.

ACLS Announces Results of Central Fellowship, Ryskamp, and Burkhardt Competitions 
05/08/2013

88 scholars receive awards to support new research in the humanities and humanistic social sciences.

ACLS Names 2013 New Faculty Fellows 
04/15/2013

The 22 awardees, recent Ph.D.s from a range of humanistic disciplines, will take up two-year positions at participating universities across the country.

ACLS Annual Report for 2011-2012 Released 
04/11/2013

The report features a message from President Yu and highlights of the year's activities, along with a complete listing of 2012 fellows and grantees and their research projects.

ACLS President Pauline Yu Addresses Restrictions on Federal Funding of Political Science Research 
04/03/2013

ACLS President Pauline Yu issued the following statement concerning federal funding of research in political science: "The ACLS urges the Congress to restore adequate funding for research in political science by the National Science Foundation..."

Seven Teams of Scholars Awarded 2013 ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowships 
03/28/2013

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Collaborative Research Fellowships.

ACLS Board of Directors Appoints Pauline Yu to Third Term as President 
03/27/2013

The Board of Directors of the American Council of Learned Societies announced today its reappointment of Pauline Yu to a third five-year term as president, beginning July 2013.

ACLS Awards 2013 Digital Innovation Fellowship to Seven Scholars 
03/26/2013

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 ACLS Digital Innovation Fellowships.

On the Passing of African Humanities Fellow Sarah Namulondo 
03/19/2013

ACLS was saddened to learn of the passing of Sarah Namulondo (F'11), who was a lecturer in the department of literature at Makerere University at the time of her death.

Celebrating Twenty Years of Scholarship: The Luce-ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art 
03/14/2013

On February 15, 2013, the American Council of Learned Societies hosted a panel presentation and discussion at the College Art Association's (CAA) 2013 annual conference to mark the 20th year of the Henry Luce Foundation ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art.

On the Passing of Gerda Lerner 
01/03/2013

We are saddened to learn of the passing of Gerda Lerner, a pioneer in the field of women's history and the 2005 Charles Homer Haskins Lecturer.

Happy Holidays from ACLS! 
12/21/2012

Our office will be closed from December 24, 2012 through January 1, 2013. We look forward to sharing our work with you here in the new year.

Heads of Fellowship-Granting Organizations Meet at ACLS 
12/05/2012

On December 4, 2012 ACLS convened the fourth annual meeting of heads of national fellowship-granting organizations in the humanities.

James O’Donnell Appointed Chair of ACLS Board of Directors 
11/28/2012

O'Donnell's term as chair begins January 1, 2013.

On the Passing of Michael Heim 
11/15/2012

Michael Heim, translator, scholar, and friend to ACLS, died this past September.

Bruno Nettl Named 2014 Haskins Prize Lecturer 
10/11/2012

ACLS is pleased to announce that Bruno Nettl will deliver the Haskins Prize Lecture at the 2014 ACLS Annual Meeting. 

Focus on Research: Emma J. Teng F'06 on the Hidden Histories of Mixed Race Families 
10/01/2012

"The humanities help to make the world a better place by revealing to us the complexities and ambiguities of human society in its varied dimensions, helping to shake us from our old biases and habits of thought, from which prejudice and discrimination (even unintentional bias) stem."

Joyce Appleby's 2012 Haskins Prize Lecture Published 
09/14/2012

ACLS is pleased to announce the publication of the 2012 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture by Joyce Appleby.

Focus on Research: Arleen Marcia Tuchman F'07 on the Cultural History of Diabetes 
09/04/2012

"Personal stories are often the inspiration for history projects."

ACLS Announces 2012 African Humanities Program Fellows 
08/23/2012

The American Council of Learned Societies is pleased to announce 51 fellowship awards to African scholars in the fourth year of the African Humanities Program (AHP), a multi-year initiative of annual, international competitions funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The program is open to humanities scholars in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda.

ACLS Announces New Program in China Studies Funded by the Henry Luce Foundation 
08/07/2012

The program will aid scholars embarking on careers in research and teaching on Chinese history, literature, culture, and society.

Focus on Research: Kenneth M. Price F'08 on Editing Whitman in the Digital Age 
07/30/2012

"Whitman’s writing has special standing both because of its quality and because of his proximity to the war.  No other significant writer experienced the war so directly and for such an extended period of time. Perhaps only Abraham Lincoln commented on it with as much insight and eloquence."

Focus on Research: Michael Bess F'08 on Justice and Identity in a Bioengineered Civilization 
07/02/2012

"Biotechnology is giving us the capability not just to change our world, but to change ourselves—to manipulate and partially redesign our own bodies and minds."

ACLS Names 2012 Public Fellows 
06/26/2012

The 13 fellows will join partnering organizations for two-year terms. They will participate in the substantive work of these agencies and receive professional mentoring to further transition into non-academic careers.

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