Annual Meetings

2020 ACLS Annual Meeting

The ACLS Annual Meeting will be held on April 30-May 2 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, MD.

REGISTRATION

Please click on the links below to register for the meeting and to arrange hotel accommodations. The meeting schedule is provided below to assist in your scheduling.

Meeting registration
Hotel reservation
ACLS has reserved a room block at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, 700 Aliceanna Street, Baltimore, MD,(410) 385-3000.

MEETING INFORMATION

The meeting will begin on Thursday, April 30 at 5:45 pm with welcome remarks from ACLS President Joy Connolly, followed by a session entitled “The Future of ACLS.” A buffet dinner will follow at 7:00 pm.

There will be informal table discussions during breakfast on Friday, May 1. The topics will be announced closer to the meeting.

The Meeting of the Council will begin at 9:00 am with ACLS President Joy Connolly's Report to the Council.

The full meeting schedule appears below. Among the highlights will be:

  • Emerging Themes and Methods of Humanities Research: Discussion with ACLS Fellows
  • A plenary session entitled "Best Practices for an Inclusive Academy
  • The 2020 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture on "A Life of Learning" to be delivered by Linda K. Kerber, May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of History Emerita, Lecturer in Law at the University of Iowa, followed by a reception and dinner in her honor.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, April 30
The Future of ACLS, 5:45-7:00 pm
Buffet Supper, 7:00-9:30 pm

Friday, May 1
Executive Committee of the Delegates Breakfast Meeting (members of this group only), 7:45-8:45 am
Continental Breakfast/Table Topics, 7:45-9:00 am
Report from President Joy Connolly, 9:00 am
Micro Reports from Five Member Societies, 9:30-9:45 am
Meeting of the Council, 9:45 am

Coffee Break, 10:30 am

Emerging Themes and Methods of Humanities Research: Discussion with ACLS Fellows, 10:45 am

Break, 12:00 noon
Lunch, 12:30 pm

Breakout Sessions, 2:00 pm

  • Evaluating the Scholarly Merits of Digital Scholarship
  • Engaging with PhDs From Diverse Career Paths
  • The Civic Role of Learned Societies in the Age of Alternative Facts
  • Model of Mentoring – Energizing the Last Decade of an Academic Career
  • National Humanities Alliance: Results of Humanities Recruitment Survey

Best Practices for an Inclusive Academy, 3:00-4:00 pm

ACLS Board of Directors Annual Meeting Review (members of this group only), 4:00 pm

The 2020 Charles Homer Haskins Prize Lecture, 6:00-7:00 pm
Linda K. Kerber, May Brodbeck Professor in the Liberal Arts and Professor of History Emerita, Lecturer in Law at the University of Iowa, will deliver the Haskins Prize Lecture

Reception and Buffet Supper, 7:00-9:30 pm

Saturday, May 2
Breakfast, 7:30-9:30
Conference of Executive Officers (CEO) Spring Meeting (members of this group only), 8:30-11:30 am; followed by optional session on a topic to be determined.