• AM2018-Mattie

    Mattie Burkert, a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellow, presented her research at the 2018 ACLS Annual Meeting.

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    African Humanities Program Fellow Merit Kabugo studies the discourse of rural farmers. 

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    Search ACLS fellows' publications online. 


2018 MAG Convention in Ukraine–Call for Applications 

The International Association for the Humanities–MAG invites proposals addressing the “Image of the Self” as related to histories and contemporaneities of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Endowment Gift of $1.6 Million Establishes Annual Award 

New award is the first ACLS fellowship devoted to music research. 

Help Maintain NEH 

President Yu's message to ACLS constituents concerning the president's proposed budget:

Dear friends and colleagues,

The Constitution states that a purpose of government is to “promote the general welfare.”  Our capacity to understand our country and our world is critical to that goal.  This week, the Trump Administration issued a budget request for the coming fiscal year that undermines that capacity. . . .

Interested in Russia and US-Russian Relations? 

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB), the online collection curated by scholars, offers award-wining titles.

ASEEES-MAG Convention in Lviv 

The Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) is a member society of the American Council of Learned Societies; MAG (International Association for the Humanities) was established by advisers as an outgrowth of  the ACLS-administered Humanities Program in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine (1998-2010).

Symposium on “Buddhist Studies Today” 

The symposium, supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and organized by ACLS, took place at the University of British Columbia, June 7–9, 2015.

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

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

Sixth Summit of National Fellowship-Granting Organizations 

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 

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

African Humanities Program Fellows Visit US 

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 

Please visit the HEB exhibit at these upcoming conferences.

ACLS Promotes Two to Program Director 

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

ACLS Announces The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies 

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 

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.

On the Passing of African Humanities Fellow Sarah Namulondo 

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.

Heads of Fellowship-Granting Organizations Meet at ACLS 

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

On the Passing of Michael Heim 

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

ACLS Annual Report for 2010-2011 Published 

The report is available online and in print.

Susan Ware Appointed General Editor of American National Biography 

The landmark American National Biography offers portraits of more than 18,700 men and women—from all eras and walks of life—whose lives have shaped the nation.

Carnegie Corporation of New York Renews Funding for African Humanities Program 

ACLS was gratified to learn that at its board of trustees meeting on March 1, 2012, the Carnegie Corporation of New York approved a grant of $5.45 million in continued support of the African Humanities Program.

John Hopkins F'11, F'09 to Develop Born-Digital Title for ACLS Humanities E-Book 

The book on Roman architecture will be based on his ACLS-funded research.

ACLS Seeks Nominations and Applications for General Editor of the American National Biography 

The ANB is the premier print and online reference source for significant figures in American history.

Darwin Correspondence Project Receives $8.2 Million to Complete Publication 

The project will publish all known letters to and from Charles Darwin.

ACLS Announces Public Fellows Program 

In 2011 the program will place eight recent Ph.D.s in two-year staff positions at partnering agencies in government and the non-profit sector.

2009-2010 ACLS Annual Report Published 

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

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