Hall Center For The Humanities


Pauline Yu
President, The American Council of Learned Societies

"Advancing Scholarship in the Humanities"

Mon., Feb. 2, 2004, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Malott Room, Kansas Union
Pauline Yu, President of The American Council of Learned Societies will come to campus to help KU faculty learn how better to tap into the resources from the ACLS during a luncheon on February 2nd.

The American Council of Learned Societies is a private non-profit federation of sixty-seven national scholarly organizations. Its mission is "the advancement of humanistic studies in all fields of learning in the humanities and the social sciences and the maintenance and strengthening of relations among the national societies devoted to such studies." The ACLS has developed numerous programs to help achieve those goals, including an extensive system of fellowship and grant programs.
In 1998, the ACLS secured support from the Mellon and Ford Foundations to improve the Council's capacity to award individual peer-reviewed fellowships for scholars in the Humanities. ACLS Fellowships are designed to permit scholars, after many years of full-time teaching and administrative duties, to devote a full year to research and writing in such fields as Literatures and Languages, History, Anthropology, Political Theory, Philosophy, Classics, Religion, the History of Art, Linguistics, Musicology, and the study of diverse world civilizations and cultures. Over the past 60 years more than 3,000 have held ACLS Fellowships, many at early stages in their careers, including many of today's leading figures in the Humanities.

"Scholars highly prize and desperately need the research fellowships which only ACLS and a very few other national organizations provide," said Andrew Delbanco, Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and a former Fellow of the ACLS.

Yu was appointed to the presidential seat this past summer after serving on the ACLS Board of Directors since 1998. She was formerly the Dean of Humanities in the College of Letters and Science and Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures at UCLA. Her workshop at KU will focus on some of the ACLS fellowship programs as part of the Hall Center?s goal of increasing faculty interest in external awards. She will also talk about new trends and topics that promise to be the future of humanities research.

Pre-registration for this luncheon is required by January 28th. Please contact the Hall Center via email at hallcenter@ku.edu or by calling 785/864-4798 to register.

This event is co-sponsored by KU Center for Research and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

February 2, 2004
12:00-2:00 p.m.
Malott Room, Kansas Union
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