James Shulman appointed ACLS Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) today announced that James Shulman will join the Council as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Shulman, a Senior Fellow at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and formerly the founding president of Artstor, will join ACLS on July 1, 2018.
Thirty-three China Studies Scholars Receive ACLS Awards
The Henry Luce Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation for International Scholarly Exchange provided over $720,000 to ACLS in 2018 to Fund Research in China Studies.
ACLS Names 67 Dissertation Completion Fellows
universities, the Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows receive $38,000
awards to support the completion of dissertation projects in a range of
humanities and social science disciplines.
Announcing the 2018 ACLS Fellows
Fellows were selected from more than 1,150 applicants, and work in fields across the humanities on topics that span the globe and human history.
ACLS Names 20 Frederick Burkhardt Fellows in 2018
Burkhardt Fellowships support recently tenured faculty as they pursue long-term, ambitious scholarship while in residence at institutions whose resources and intellectual communities are ideally suited to facilitate their research.
On the Passing of Linda Nochlin
ACLS mourns the passing of Linda Nochlin, our 2007 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecturer. We invite you to read the lecture in celebration of her life of learning.
Help Maintain NEH
President Yu's message to ACLS constituents concerning the president's proposed budget:
Dear friends and colleagues,
The Constitution states that a purpose of government is to “promote the general welfare.” Our capacity to understand our country and our world is critical to that goal. This week, the Trump Administration issued a budget request for the coming fiscal year that undermines that capacity. . . .
March 14 is Humanities Advocacy Day
The ACLS is partnering with the National Humanities Alliance to make clear to Congress that we oppose all efforts to eliminate funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities. Please consider joining the effort by calling your members of Congress.
Click here to be patched through to your Senators’ and Representative’s offices.
ACLS Names 22 Frederick Burkhardt Fellows in 2017
support recently tenured faculty as they pursue long-term, ambitious research
while in residence at institutions whose resources and scholarly communities
are ideally suited to facilitate their research.
AAAS Commission on Language Learning Issues Final Report
The new report by the Commission on Language Learning of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences calls for a national strategy to improve access to language learning and to place the need for language education at the forefront of education policies.
ASEEES-MAG Convention in Lviv
The Association of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES) is a member society of the American Council of Learned Societies; MAG (International Association for the Humanities) was established by advisers as an outgrowth of the ACLS-administered Humanities Program in Belarus, Russia and Ukraine (1998-2010).
ACLS Names 20 Mellon-ACLS Public Fellows in 2016
With the 2016 cohort, the Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows program now has supported more than 100 PhDs as they demonstrate that the capacities honed in the course of completing a PhD in the humanities have broad practical applications.
ACLS Names 66 Dissertation Completion Fellows
The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellows, who are from 32 different universities, are completing dissertations in a broad range of humanities and social science disciplines.
Announcing the Central Program’s ACLS Fellows
include independent scholars as well as tenure-track and non-tenure-track
faculty of all ranks, from more than 50 colleges and universities, working on
projects that span the humanities and humanistic social sciences.
ACLS Announces 21 Frederick Burkhardt Fellows
Burkhardt Fellowships support recently tenured faculty as they pursue long-term, unusually ambitious research while in residence at institutions whose resources and scholarly communities are ideally suited to facilitate the proposed research project.
ACLS Mourns the Loss of Cliff Kuhn
Cliff was executive director of the Oral History Association and played the principal role in OHA’s admission to ACLS in 2014.
Announcing the Digital Extension Grant Program
ACLS’s new Digital Extension Grants will support teams of scholars as they enhance existing digital projects and engage new audiences across a range of academic communities and institutions.
Symposium on “Buddhist Studies Today”
The symposium, supported by The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation and organized by ACLS, took place at the University
of British Columbia, June 7–9, 2015.