The 80 learned societies that are members of ACLS are national or international organizations in the humanities and interpretive social sciences. Each society is concerned with a distinct field of study, but all are involved in the promotion of research, scholarly publication, and education. Learned societies have been vitally important in setting standards of excellence in research, writing, and education.
The executive directors of ACLS Member Societies meet as the Conference of Executive Officers. The CEO comes together semi-annually to address concerns common to all in the community of humanistic scholars, particularly those issues related to maintaining and improving conditions for research, education, and communication among the scholars.
In summer 2021 ACLS developed and shared with the CEO its new Societies Action Plan, a list of seven commitments to short-term and long-term projects. This plan will continue to guide our work through 2024, the same time frame as our Strategic Priorities.
Learn more about applying for ACLS society membership in our FAQ and in the ACLS Policy Statement on Admission of New Constituent Societies.
All 80 ACLS Member Societies are linked to their profile below: