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ACLS Welcomes the World History Association


We are pleased to announce that the World History Association (WHA) was admitted to constituent membership in the American Council of Learned Societies at the 2011 ACLS Annual Meeting earlier this month. Founded in 1982, the WHA is the foremost organization for the promotion of world history, supporting and working to "advance scholarship and teaching within a trans-national, trans-regional, and trans-cultural perspective." For more information, see http://www.thewha.org/.

The WHA becomes the seventy-first ACLS member society. The member learned societies of ACLS are national or international organizations in the humanities and related 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. Browse member society profiles.

Societies must apply for membership in ACLS.  Applications are considered by the Committee on Admissions, composed of members of the Executive Committee of the Delegates, with respect to the society’s ability to make a “substantial, distinctive, and distinguished contribution” to the ACLS mission of advancing humanistic scholarship. The application may be advanced to the ACLS Board of Directors and, in turn, to the Council for a vote at the Annual Meeting. See Membership Information.

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