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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

Interested in Russia and US-Russian Relations? 
02/24/2017

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

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."

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.

ACLS Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the National Endowment for the Humanities 
09/28/2015

Join us on Twitter on Tuesday, September 29 at 1pm EDT using #NEHturns50.

ACLS Mourns the Loss of Carl E. Schorske 
09/18/2015

Professor Schorske delivered the Charles Homer Haskins Lecture at the 1987 ACLS Annual Meeting.

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.

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."

On the Passing of Peter Gay 
05/14/2015

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

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.

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.

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"). 

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

Please visit the HEB exhibit at these upcoming conferences.

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

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

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Susan Ware Appointed General Editor of American National Biography 
04/19/2012

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.

ACLS Mourns the Passing of Anne Burkhardt 
03/21/2012

Anne was associated with the ACLS-sponsored Darwin Correspondence Project since its beginnings in 1974.

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.

ACLS Seeks Nominations and Applications for General Editor of the American National Biography 
05/23/2011

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

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

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

Eileen Gardiner and Ronald G. Musto to Lead Medieval Academy of America 
02/01/2011

Eileen Gardiner and Ronald G. Musto, co-directors of ACLS Humanities E-Book, jointly named executive director of the Medieval Academy of America and editor of Speculum.

New Book by Alexander C. Y. Huang F'10 Wins Award from Modern Language Association 
12/13/2010

ACLS congratulates Alexander C. Y. Huang F'10 on his receipt of the Modern Language Association's eighteenth annual Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies for Chinese Shakespeares: Two Centuries of Cultural Exchange.

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.

Four Awards for Book Based on ACLS-Funded Research by Javier Auyero F'08 
07/14/2010

Flammable: Environmental Suffering in an Argentine Shantytown studies the effects of environmental poisoning in a poverty enclave on the outskirts of Buenos Aires.

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.

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.

New Book by Ariela J. Gross F’03 Wins Awards from the Law and Society Association and American Political Science Association 
11/09/2009

Two ACLS member societies recognize What Blood Won´t Tell: A History of Race on Trial in America by Ariela J. Gross F’03.

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. 

ACLS Mourns the Loss of John Hope Franklin 
03/26/2009

ACLS mourns the passing of John Hope Franklin, who died on March 25th.  One of the most accomplished and widely read historians of the United States, Professor Franklin served on the ACLS Board and delivered the 1988 Haskins Prize Lecture.

ACLS Fellows Win American Historical Association Prizes 
03/19/2009

The American Historical Association, an ACLS member society, has announced book prizes awarded to ACLS Fellows Amalia D. Kessler F'07 and Atina Grossmann F'01, F'91, G'84.

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.

Recent Fellows' Publications 
01/12/2009

Congratulations to ACLS Fellows who had books published in 2008.

New ACLS Annual Report Available Online 
10/16/2008

The redesigned, double-year report covers the years 2006-2007 and 2005-2006.

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.

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