Leadership Moves

  • Anthony Cond, director of Liverpool University Press, has been named president of the Association of University Presses (AUPresses). Cond is the Association’s first non-North American President.
  • Michael A. Bernstein F’89, F’84 has been appointed president of The College of New Jersey (TCNJ). Bernstein has served as the college’s interim president since July 1, 2023, and his appointment is effective immediately.
  • Holly Case F’03 and Suresh Venkatasubramanian will lead the first collaborative humanities lab at the Cogut Institute for the Humanities at Brown University. The focus of the lab will be “Models-Scale-Context: AI and the Humanities.”
  • Olabode Ojoniyi F’15 has been named the director of the newly-established Centre for Wole Soyinka Studies at the University of Abuja in Nigeria.
Questioning what these terms mean across disciplines and technological practices is an invitation to explore the modes of thinking, being, and doing that have shaped AI and could shape its possible futures. Holly Case F’03 and Suresh Venkatasubramanian

Grants and Awards

  • The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) has digitized and made publicly available more than 12,000 pages of texts written by American youth in the 1800s through the project “Historic Children’s Voices, 1799-1899,” which is funded in part by a National Endowment for the Humanities grant. The texts are now freely available on the organization’s website
  • Of Age: Boy Soldiers and Military Power in the Civil War Era by ACLS Collaborative Research Fellows Frances M. Clarke F’14 and Rebecca Jo Plant F’14 has been awarded two prizes: the 2024 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize and the Society for the History of Children and Youth’s Grace Abbott Book Prize for the Best Book in English.
  • The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) awarded Kimberly Kay Hoang F’20 the 2024 Alice Amsden Award for her book Spiderweb Capitalism: How Global Elites Exploit Frontier Markets. Smitha Radhakrishnan F’16 also received an honorable mention for her book Making Women Pay: Microfinance in Urban India.
  • ACLS Leading Edge Fellow Ashley Cheyemi McNeil F’21 was named the recipient of the 2024 Kaplan Public Humanities Award by the Alice Kaplan Institute for the Humanities at Northwestern University. She is the Director of Education and Research at Full Spectrum Features, an arts non-profit that works to uplift stories from marginalized communities. 

Interviews and Op-Eds

  • In the New York Times, ACLS Emerging Voices Fellow Jessica A. Cooley F’22 is quoted in an article on disability artwork.
  • Prithi Kanakamedala F’21 is featured in Brooklyn Magazine, discussing her upcoming book on the free Black communities that helped build Brooklyn before the Civil War.
  • Annette Kim G’21 has written a Los Angeles Times opinion piece titled “How do L.A.’s ethnic communities keep their identities while living with others? Just read the signs.” Her work, which was funded in part by an ACLS Digital Extension Grant, was also featured in an article from the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.

We’re constantly walking over the ghosts of New Yorkers past. And so the point of this book was really to think about and honor the legacy that they’d left us, but to think about the ongoing work that is happening today.

Prithi Kanakamedala F’21

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