ACLS Welcomes Tulane University as Member of the ACLS Research University Consortium
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) is pleased to welcome Tulane University as the most recent member of the ACLS Research University Consortium.
The ACLS Research University Consortium comprises a select group of ACLS Associate Members. These prominent institutions play a vital leadership role in helping to sustain and enhance the national infrastructure of humanities and interpretive social sciences research.
“We are excited to welcome Tulane University as a member of the ACLS Research University Consortium,” said ACLS President Joy Connolly. “Tulane serves as a beacon for liberal arts education, and is home to creative interdisciplinary programs and a community of scholars known for being responsive to the New Orleans community and to people and research questions with a globe-spanning reach. We look forward to working with Dean Brian Edwards and his colleagues in our shared mission to advance the humanities and interpretive social sciences.”
Joining the ACLS Research University Consortium will allow us to learn from our colleagues at other distinguished public and private research universities and to share strategies for expanding the liberal arts for the next generation of students and scholars. Brian T. Edwards
Tulane School of Liberal Arts Dean
Representatives of ACLS Consortium member institutions meet regularly, which provides crucial opportunities to share and explore solutions in response to urgent issues facing the academy. As a premier research university with deep relationships in New Orleans and the Gulf South, Tulane University brings crucial expertise and perspectives to this group.
“Tulane’s location in New Orleans—a global port city where humanities and arts thrive on the highest levels, but where challenges past and present are viscerally experienced every day—fuels our commitment to affecting positive social change through liberal arts education,” said Brian T. Edwards, Tulane School of Liberal Arts Dean. “This has energized our recent investments in Africana studies and environmental humanities and spurred the creation of new programs linking liberal arts education with the creative industries, among others. Joining the ACLS Research University Consortium will allow us to learn from our colleagues at other distinguished public and private research universities and to share strategies for expanding the liberal arts for the next generation of students and scholars. I am thrilled that Tulane will join this eminent and influential group.”