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    The 2016 annual meeting featured a conversation between Darren Walker, president of the Ford Foundation, and Pauline Yu.

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    William Adams, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, was the 2016 annual meeting luncheon speaker. 

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    Search ACLS fellows' publications online. 

ACLS News

ACLS Mourns the Loss of Joyce Appleby 
01/03/2017

A distinguished historian of the United States, Professor Appleby delivered the 2012 Haskins Prize Lecture on "A Life of Learning."

Watch: Ford Foundation President Darren Walker In Conversation with Pauline Yu 
07/05/2016

Walker talks about the importance of asking "what drives persistent inequality,"

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Admitted to ACLS 
06/14/2016

SHARP was founded in 1993 to create a global network for book historians working in a broad range of scholarly disciplines.

Harry G. Frankfurt Named 2017 Haskins Prize Lecturer 
05/19/2016

Professor Frankfurt, professor emeritus of philosophy at Princeton University, will deliver the lecture on May 12, during the 2017 ACLS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

Video of 2015 Haskins Prize Lecture Released 
07/15/2015

Speaking at the 2015 ACLS Annual Meeting, Wendy Doniger talks life, heresy in Hinduism, and attempts to suppress scholarship.

Shakespeare Association of America Joins ACLS 
05/11/2015

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


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

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

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.

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

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 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 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.

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. 

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.

ACLS Annual Report for 2010-2011 Published 
04/30/2012

The report is available online and in print.

Robert Alter Named 2013 Haskins Prize Lecturer 
11/21/2011

ACLS is pleased to anounce that Robert Alter, Class of 1937 Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley, will deliver the Haskins Prize Lecture at the 2013 ACLS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD.

Burkhardt Fellows Celebrate Program's Tenth Anniversary 
06/17/2011

During the 2011 ACLS Annual Meeting last May, 44 Burkhardt Fellows gathered to celebrate a milestone for the Frederick Burkhardt Residential Fellowships for Recently Tenured Scholars.

ACLS Welcomes the World History Association 
05/20/2011

The World History Association (WHA) was admitted to constituent membership in the American Council of Learned Societies at the 2011 ACLS Annual Meeting.

2009-2010 ACLS Annual Report Published 
03/21/2011

The ACLS Annual Report for 2009-2010 has just been released, online and in print. 

Joyce Appleby Named 2012 Haskins Prize Lecturer 
10/07/2010

Joyce Appleby, professor emerita of history at the University of California, Los Angeles, will deliver the 30th Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture at the 2012 ACLS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA. 

2010 Haskins Prize Lecture Published 
10/05/2010

ACLS is pleased to announce the publication of the 2010 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture, A Life of Learning by Nancy Siraisi.

Panel Discussion on the Google Book Settlement and Scholarship Now Online 
06/16/2010

Listen to a panel discussion on the Google Books project and its implications for scholarship from the 2010 ACLS Annual Meeting.

ACLS Welcomes the Society for Military History 
05/12/2010

The Society for Military History was admitted to the American Council of Learned Societies at the 2010 Annual Meeting.

William Labov's 2009 Haskins Prize Lecture Published 
01/14/2010

Entitled “A Life of Learning: Six People I Have Learned From,” the lecture presents the voices and stories of six Americans who have enriched and transformed the English language.

ACLS Names Henry Glassie the 2011 Haskins Prize Lecturer 
11/10/2009

Henry Glassie, College Professor Emeritus of Folklore at Indiana University, Bloomington, will deliver the 29th Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture at the 2011 ACLS Annual Meeting in Washington D.C.

Nancy Siraisi Named 2010 Haskins Prize Lecturer 
05/15/2009

Nancy Siraisi, Distinguished Professor, Hunter College, City University of New York (retired), will deliver the Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture at the 2010 ACLS Annual Meeting in Philadelphia next May. 

William Labov to deliver 2009 Haskins Prize Lecture 
02/23/2009

William Labov, professor of linguistics and director of the Linguistics Laboratory at the University of Pennsylavia, will deliver the 2009 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture.

2008 Haskins Prize Lecture Published 
10/08/2008

The ACLS is pleased to announce the publication of A Life Of Learning. The 2008 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture by Theodor Meron.

ACLS Welcomes the Rhetoric Society of America 
05/15/2008

The Rhetoric Society of America (RSA) joins ACLS as its 70th member society. The RSA was admitted at the 2008 ACLS Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh.

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