ACLS: Advancing the Humanities

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Fellow Annie Chan makes a section drawing at a Bronze Age site in the Xinjiang region of China.

The mission of ACLS is the advancement of humanistic studies and support of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies. ACLS is the largest U.S. provider of individual fellowships to scholars in the humanities. We also convene and support conferences, sponsor reference works, and foster innovations in scholarly communication. 

Membership in our learned societies now numbers more than 300,000, giving us a unique vantage point for understanding trends and needs in the academy.  Our near century-long status as a trusted partner and representative of researchers from across disciplines allows us to serve as a laboratory where scholars come together to chart the future of the humanities.