LSA Joins American Council of Learned Societies

The Association was admitted to membership in ACLS at the Council's annual meeting in April. ACLS is a private, nonprofit federation of 60 U.S. scholarly organizations in the humanities and social sciences. Its purpose is the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the societies devoted to such studies.

The Council directly supports humanistic scholarship through sponsorship of fellowship competitions, international exchange programs, conferences, and the creation of scholarly reference works and resources. Three issues on which ACLS is currently focusing with its members societies are the internationalization of scholarship, learned society activities with regard to teaching and learning, and the transition in the scholarly world to publication and communication in electronic form.

Each member society in ACLS is represented by a delegate and the principal administrative officer. The term of the delegate is four years.

President David Engel has appointed Carol Greenhouse, Immediate Past-President as LSA's delegate. Ronald Pipkin, Executive Officer, will represent LSA in ACLS's Conference of Administrative Officers.

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