Update on ACLS Member Society Meetings


The spread of the COVID-19 virus and the related constraints of travel and gathering have led to cancellations of several upcoming annual meetings for ACLS member societies.  

Concern for the well-being of their members remain paramount for each of these societies. 
At the same time, these cancellations have many ramifications. Learned society employees and boards have been wrestling with difficult decisions around programming and serious financial implications,  and thousands of presenters and participants who have invested time preparing for the events have been left without important opportunities to engage in person with colleagues and peers from around the country and across the globe.  
Below is a list of meeting cancellations, along with links to member society websites for additional information about each:
Date Society Name Location
March 18-21, 2020 

National Council of Public History

Atlanta, GA

March 19-21, 2020

American Society for Eighteenth-century Studies

St. Louis, MO

March 19-22, 2020

American Comparative Literature Association

Chicago, IL

March 19-22, 2020

American Association of Geographers

Boston, MA

March 19-22, 2020

Association for Asian Studies

Boston, MA

March 20-21, 2020

American Society for Aesthetics

Berkeley, CA

March 20-23, 2020

American Oriental Society

Boston, MA

March 25-28, 2020

National Council of Teachers of English

Milwaukee, WI

March 25-29, 2020

American Society for Environmental History

Ottawa, Canada

March 25-29, 2020

Society of American Music

Minneapolis, MN

March 26-28, 2020

Medieval Academy of America

Berkeley, CA

April 1-4, 2020

American Society of International Law

Washington, DC

April 1-5, 2020

Society for Cinema and Media Studies

Denver, CO

April 2-4, 2020

Renaissance Society of America

Philadelphia, PA

April 2-5, 2020

Organization of America Historians

Washington, DC

April 8-11, 2020

American Philosophical Association

San Francisco, CA

April 15-18, 2020

Shakespeare Association of America

Denver, CO

April 23-24, 2020

Center for Research Libraries

Chicago, IL

April 23-25, 2020

American Philosophical Society

Philadelphia, PA

April 29-May 3, 2020

Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study

San Juan, PR

April 29-May 3, 2020

Society of Architectural Historians

Seattle, WA

April 30-May 3, 2020

Society for Military History

Arlington, VA

May 13-16, 2020

Latin American Studies Association

Guadalajar, Mexico

May 21-24, 2020

Rhetoric Society of America

Portland, OR

May 28-30, 2020

Association for the Advancement of Baltic Studies

Charlotte, NC

May 28-31, 2020

Law and Society Association

Denver, CO

July 5-9, 2020

Society of Biblical Literature

Adelaide, Australia

July 5-10, 2020

International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)

Montreal, Canada

*This list will be updated as new information becomes available. 
ACLS is committed to supporting the work of our member societies as their staffs and boards continue to navigate this crisis. In addition to ongoing direct support, ACLS has advocated for tax-exempt associations to be included in the proposed COVID-19 federal assistance package.
We have enormous sympathy for all of those who are affected directly and – in a thousand ways – indirectly by this complicated and difficult situation.