• AM2018-Mattie

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

  • AHPMeritKagugo

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

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    Search ACLS fellows' publications online. 


National Humanities Conference Highlights Innovative Public Outreach by Learned Societies 

A special panel at the 2017 National Humanities Conference in Boston brought together the executive directors of four ACLS member societies to discuss their associations' efforts to increase public engagement with humanities research.

ACLS Welcomes the Austrian Studies Association (ASA) to Constituent Membership 

The ASA was admitted by vote of the Council at the ACLS 2017 Annual Meeting.

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. . . .

March 14 is Humanities Advocacy Day 

The ACLS is partnering with the National Humanities Alliance to make clear to Congress that we oppose all efforts to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Please consider joining the effort by calling your members of Congress.

Click here to be patched through to your Senators’ and Representative’s offices.

AAAS Commission on Language Learning Issues Final Report 

The new report by the Commission on Language Learning of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences calls for a national strategy to improve access to language learning and to place the need for language education at the forefront of education policies. 

Pauline Yu Issues Statement of Fundamental Commitments 

President Yu's message to the community in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, with link to statements by ACLS member societies.

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).

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing Admitted to ACLS 

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

ACLS Mourns the Loss of Cliff Kuhn 

Cliff was executive director of the Oral History Association and played the principal role in OHA’s admission to ACLS in 2014.

Video of 2015 Haskins Prize Lecture Released 

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

On the Passing of Kent D. Williamson 

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

Shakespeare Association of America Joins ACLS 

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

ACLS Societies Issue Joint Statement on Cultural Destruction in Iraq 

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 

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

HEB exhibits at CAA 

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 

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

ACLS Humanities E-Book (HEB): Upcoming Exhibits 

Please visit the HEB exhibit at these upcoming conferences.

Focus on the American Antiquarian Society 

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

Focus on the Oral History Association 

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 

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

American Antiquarian Society Awarded National Humanities Medal 

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

Oral History Association Joins ACLS as Member Society 

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

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

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

American Folklore Society Honors Lee Haring 

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

ACLS, Member Societies Support Careers Beyond the Classroom for Ph.D.s 

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

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.

Jack Fitzmier to Chair CAO Executive Committee 

We are pleased to announce that Jack Fitzmier, executive director of the American Academy of Religion, will serve as chair of the Executive Committee of the Conference of Administrative Officers.

ACLS Annual Report for 2010-2011 Published 

The report is available online and in print.

ACLS Welcomes the World History Association 

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

ACLS Fellow Gerhard Weinberg awarded Samuel Eliot Morison Prize 

Gerhard L. Weinberg G'71, F'65 has been awarded the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize from the Society for Military History, the newest of ACLS's 70 member societies.

Eileen Gardiner and Ronald G. Musto to Lead Medieval Academy of America 

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.

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