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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

March 14 is Humanities Advocacy Day 
03/13/2017

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.

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AAAS Commission on Language Learning Issues Final Report 
02/28/2017

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 
11/21/2016

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 
08/11/2016

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 
06/14/2016

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 
11/10/2015

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 
07/15/2015

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 
06/08/2015

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

Shakespeare Association of America Joins ACLS 
05/11/2015

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


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.

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.  

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. 


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.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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 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.

Jack Fitzmier to Chair CAO Executive Committee 
05/21/2012

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 
04/30/2012

The report is available online and in print.

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.

ACLS Fellow Gerhard Weinberg awarded Samuel Eliot Morison Prize 
03/04/2011

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 
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.

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.

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.

John F. Kutsko Named Executive Director of Society of Biblical Literature 
04/26/2010

The Conference of Administrative Officers (CAO) will welcome John F. Kutsko on July 1, 2010, when he succeeds Kent Richards as executive director of the Society of Biblical Literature. 

ACLS Mourns Michael Leff 
02/08/2010

We are saddened at the loss of Michael Leff, president of the Rhetoric Society of America.

Katherine Finley Named New Executive Director of the Organization of American Historians 
12/16/2009

The Conference of Administrative Officers (CAO) welcomes Katherine Finley, who will assume the position of executive director of the Organization of American Historians (OAH) on March 1, 2010.

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.

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.

CAO Welcomes New Members 
09/25/2008

The Conference of Administrative Officers (CAO) of ACLS member societies welcomes new representatives.

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.

Susan Westerberg Prager Named Sixth Executive Director of Association of American Law Schools 
04/24/2008

Susan Westerberg Prager, former dean of the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, will succeed Carl Monk as Executive Director of Association of American Law Schools.

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