The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to welcome the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) as the 81st member of its federation of scholarly societies.

Delegates representing the 80 ACLS member societies voted to admit NAVSA to the American Council of Learned Societies during the Meeting of the Council at the 2024 ACLS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, Friday, May 3, 2024.

Established in 2002, NAVSA provides a continental forum for the discussion of the Victorian period and aims to provide a more visible forum for Victorianists in the academy.

“ACLS is excited to welcome the North American Victorian Studies Association as our latest member society,” said ACLS President Joy Connolly. “NAVSA provides an important, dedicated forum for US-based scholars of the Victorian period. ACLS is committed to supporting and advancing humanistic scholarship in all its forms. We look forward to working with NAVSA in its continued efforts to ensure the continued vibrancy of Victorian scholarship.”

As a national federation of 81 academic societies, ACLS represents more than 275,000 scholars, faculty, and students of humanistic fields of study in the United States. Each ACLS member society is an independent, not-for-profit organization focused on promoting the research, publications, education, and impact of the distinct fields of study they represent, as well as supporting members on issues related to employment, maintaining and improving conditions for research, and diversity and inclusion.

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