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    Thirty ACLS member societies work to develop lists of recommended titles for the HEB online collection

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    ACLS President Pauline Yu addresses the Council at the ACLS annual meeting.

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    Biblical scholar and translator Robert Alter delivered the annual Haskins Prize Lecture in 2013.

Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lectures

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Named for the first chairman of ACLS, the Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture has as its theme "A Life of Learning." The lecturer is asked “to reflect on a lifetime of work as a scholar and an institution builder, on the motives, the chance determinations, the satisfactions (and dissatisfactions) of the life of learning, to explore through one’s own life the larger, institutional life of scholarship.”

The lecture is delivered at the annual meeting and published in the ACLS Occasional Paper series. The first decade of lectures (1983-1993) is collected in The Life of Learning (Oxford UP, 1994).

The 2014 Haskins Prize Lecturer will be Bruno Nettl, professor emeritus of music and anthropology at the  University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

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Robert Alter

Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
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Joyce Appleby

Professor Emerita of History, University of California, Los Angeles
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Henry Glassie

College Professor Emeritus of Folklore, Indiana University, Bloomington
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Nancy Siraisi

Distinguished Professor Emerita, History, Hunter College and The Graduate Center, City University of New York
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William Labov

Professor of Linguistics and Director of the Linguistics Laboratory, University of Pennsylvania
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Theodor Meron

Appeals Judge and Former President, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), and Charles L. Denison Professor of Law Emeritus and Judicial Fellow, New York University Law School
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Linda Nochlin

Lila Acheson Wallace Professor of Modern Art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
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Martin E. Marty

Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus, Divinity School, University of Chicago
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Gerda Lerner

Robinson-Edwards Professor of History, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Peter Gay

Sterling Professor of History, Yale University
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Peter Brown

Peter Brown

Philip and Beulah Rollins Professor of History, Princeton University
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Henry A. Millon

Henry A. Millon

Dean Emeritus, Center for Advanced Study in Visual Arts, National Gallery of Art
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Helen Vendler

Helen Vendler

A. Kingsley Porter University Professor of English and American Literature, Harvard University
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Geoffrey Hartmann

Geoffrey Hartman

Distinguished Visiting Scholar in English and Judaic Studies, George Washington University, and Sterling Professor of English and Comparative Literature Emeritus, Yale University
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Clifford Geertz

Clifford Geertz

Harold F. Linder Professor of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study
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Yi-Fu Tuan

K. Wright Professor and Vilas Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin, Madison
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Natalie Zemon Davis

Henry Charles Lea Professor of History Emeritus, Princeton University, and Northrop Frye Visiting Professor of Literary Theory, University of Toronto
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Robert William Fogel

Director, Center for Population Economics, Graduate School of Business, and Charles R. Walgreen Distinguished Service Professor of American Institutions, University of Chicago
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Phyllis Pray Bober

Leslie Clark Professor Emeritus in the Humanities, Professor Emeritus of History of Art, and Professor Emeritus of Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Bryn Mawr College
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Robert K. Merton

University Professor Emeritus, Columbia University, and Foundation Scholar, Russell Sage Foundation
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Annemarie Schimmel

Professor Emerita of Indo-Muslim Culture, Harvard University, and Honorary Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Bonn
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Donald W. Meinig

Maxwell Research Professor of Geography, Syracuse University
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Milton Babbitt

William Shubael Conant Professor Emeritus of Music, Princeton University
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Paul Oskar Kristeller

Frederick J.E. Woodbridge Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, Columbia University
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Judith N. Shklar

John Cowles Professor of Government, Harvard University
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John Hope Franklin

James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of History and Professor of Legal History, School of Law, Duke University
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Carl E. Schorske

Professor Emeritus of History, Princeton University

 
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Milton V. Anastos

Professor Emeritus of Byzantine Greek and History, University of California, Berkeley

 
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Lawrence Stone

Dodge Professor of History, Princeton University

 
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Mary Rosamond Haas

Professor Linguistics, Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

The 1984 Charles Homer Haskins Lecture was not published.

 
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Maynard Mack

Sterling Professor English, Emeritus, Yale University