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The Association for Asian American Studies
For over a quarter of a century, the Association for Asian American Studies (AAAS) has been dedicated to advancing the professional standards of excellence in teaching and research in the field of Asian American Studies. Promoting dialogue and communication within the Asian American community, the AAAS actively works towards educating the American society about the history and perspectives of Asian Americans. A pioneer in interdisciplinary investigation, the society welcomes scholars, community leaders, researchers, and others working in all areas of this exciting field. The Association for Asian American Studies invites you to become a part of this vibrant community and enjoy the wealth of membership benefits associated with the organization.

American Association for the History of Medicine
Founded in 1925, and now boasting a membership of over 1200 individuals, the American Association for the History of Medicine is North America's oldest continuously functioning scholarly organization devoted to the study of all aspects of the history of medicine. Comprising professional historians, scholars, health professionals, librarians, and medical students, the Association actively promotes and stimulates the study, research, and teaching of the history of medicine, including the history of the health professions, disease, and public health.

Association for the Advancement of Philosophy and Psychiatry
AAPP is dedicated to philosophical inquiry in psychiatry. AAPP aims to enhance the effectiveness of the psychiatrist as teacher, researcher, and practitioner by illuminating the philosophical issues embedded in these activities. AAPP also aims to encourage philosophical inquiry by making psychiatric phenomena more accessible to philosophers. Topics of interest include the identification, understanding, and explication of abnormal experience and behavior; the problem of psychiatric classification; the relationship between neuroscience and clinical practice; the evaluation of clinical methods; and psychiatric ethics.
Duration of Membership: January thru December

Association of Clinicians for the Underserved
Association of Clinicians for the Underserved (ACU) is a nonprofit, transdisciplinary organization of clinicians, advocates, and health care organizations united in a common mission to improve the health of America's underserved populations and to enhance the development and support of the health care clinicians serving these populations.

American Philological Association
The American Philological Association (APA), founded in 1869 by "professors, friends, and patrons of linguistic science," is now the principal learned society in North America for the study of ancient Greek and Roman languages, literatures, and civilizations. While the majority of its members are university and college Classics teachers, members also include scholars in other disciplines, primary and secondary school teachers, and interested lay people. For over a century this community has relied on the Association to produce several series of scholarly books and texts; the journal, Transactions of the American Philological Association; and an annual meeting each January in conjunction with the Archaeological Institute of America.

American Studies Association
Established in 1951, the American Studies Association is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the study and discussion of American Culture and History. The ASA includes 5,000 members from a wide array of fields such as history, literature, religion, art, philosophy, music, science, folklore, ethnic studies, anthropology, material culture, museum studies, sociology, government, communications, education, library science, gender studies, popular culture, and others.

ASECSAmerican Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Established in 1969, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is the most comprehensive membership organization for advancing the study of all aspects of the eighteenth century. Members of ASECS enjoy a wide array of benefits highlighted by a subscription to the society's official publication, Eighteenth-Century Studies. ASECS is a pioneer in interdisciplinary investigation and welcomes all members working in areas of scholarly inquiry pertinent to eighteenth-century studies.

Association for Theatre in Higher Education
Association for Theatre in Higher Education is a collective of individuals and theatre departments contributing to American and global culture through vision and leadership in the international study of theatre. For over 20 years, our worldwide membership of over 1,500 artists, teachers, scholars, faculty and graduate students share the wonderful benefits of camaraderie, knowledge-exchange, and the rewards of the conference experience. ATHE empowers and engages theatre faculty, graduate students, and others interested in this exciting field through its publications, conferences, advocacy work and collaborations with other organizations, disseminating new information on critical issues and developments in theatre education, and promoting issues crucial to theatre. ATHE also actively supports theatre teaching, practice and production, scholarship and research, helping our membership to become better artists, teachers and scholars within the academy and the world.

Emily Dickinson International Society
Membership in the Emily Dickinson International Society enables you to participate in the Society's meetings and conferences, to receive both of the Society's publications (the Emily Dickinson Bulletin and the Emily Dickinson Journal), and to help foster the goals of the Society.

The Kennedy Institute of Ethics
The Joseph P. and Rose F. Kennedy Institute of Ethics was established at Georgetown University in 1971 by a generous grant from the Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. Foundation. Today it is the world's oldest and most comprehensive academic bioethics center. The Institute serves as an important resource for those who research and study ethics, as well as those who debate and make public policy decisions. The Kennedy Institute of Ethics is also home to scholars who engage in research, teaching, and public service on issues that include protection of research subjects, reproductive and feminist bioethics, end of life care, health care justice, intellectual disability, cloning, gene therapy, eugenics, and other issues in bioethics.

Modern Greek Studies Association

The Modern Greek Studies Association (MGSA), founded in 1968, is an American-based, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of modern Greek studies in the United States and Canada. Interdisciplinary in orientation, it seeks to stimulate the discovery and diffusion of knowledge about the language, arts, history, politics, economy and society of modern Greece.

Modernist Studies Association
The Modernist Studies Association is devoted to the study of the arts in their social, political, cultural, and intellectual contexts from the later nineteenth- through the mid-twentieth century. The organization aims to develop an international and interdisciplinary forum to promote exchange among scholars in this revitalized and rapidly changing field. The Modernist Studies Association was conceived in 1998 by a group of Modernist scholars, affiliated with different institutions and working on different authors and media, who felt that the profession needed a forum for the exchange of recent research: a forum open to the increasingly interdisciplinary dynamics of contemporary scholarship.

North American Patristics Society
Established in 1971, the North American Patristics Society (NAPS) is the most comprehensive membership organization for advancing the study of the history, literature, and theology of early Christianity in North America. NAPS is committed to interdisciplinary investigation, and welcomes scholars and researchers working in all areas of the field.

Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing
Description: The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing was created in 1991 to provide a global network for book historians, who until then had usually worked in isolation. SHARP now has over 1000 members in over 20 countries, including professors of literature, historians, librarians, publishing professionals, sociologists, bibliophiles, classicists, booksellers, art historians, reading instructors, and independent scholars.
Duration of Membership: July thru June

Society for the History of Children and Youth
Founded to promote the history of children and youth, SHCY supports research about childhood, youth cultures, and the experience of young people across diverse times and places, fosters study across disciplinary and methodological boundaries, and provides venues for scholars to communicate with one another. Membership is open to all individuals as well as to cultural and educational institutions. 

The Society for the History of Technology
Founded in 1958, the Society for the History of Technology (SHOT) is the most important professional organization for anyone interested in gaining a deeper perspective on technological change and the way it influences and is influenced by the course of human history. Today SHOT is still engaged in promoting the study of documents and artifacts of the history of technology; publishing the finest writing in the field in its journal Technology and Culture; and cooperating with other learned societies, educational institutions, and technological museums. The Society includes individuals from around the world in a variety of fields, industries, and disciplines. Professional historians, museum curators, scientists, engineers, scholars, and many others enjoy the wide array of benefits that accompany a SHOT membership.

Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts
The Society for Literature, Science, and the Arts fosters the multi-disciplinary study of the relations among literature and language, the arts, science, medicine, and technology. SLSA was inaugurated at the 17th International Congress of the History of Science, Berkeley, CA, in August 1985. Since then membership in SLSA has grown rapidly. Each year the annual SLSA convention attracts hundreds of participants from many different disciplines, including the history, sociology, anthropology, rhetoric, and philosophy of science, technology, and medicine; literary history and criticism; art history and media studies; the cognitive sciences; and all areas of science, technology, engineering, and medicine. In addition to Configurations, SLSA sponsors a book series, publishes a newsletter, Decodings, and supports an on-line directory, of members.

The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality
The Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality (SSCS) promotes research and dialogue within the growing field of spirituality. The SSCS is ecumenical and strives to include a wide range of expressions and views on Christian spirituality. While the emphasis of the SSCS is clearly on Christian spirituality, it also seeks to foster creative dialogue with non-Christian traditions of spirituality. Its work is interdisciplinary in nature and encourages the application of diverse critical approaches to the study of spirituality. Members of SSCS enjoy a wealth of benefits, including access to online society information, an invitation to the annual meeting, an opportunity to participate in the society's listserv, and invitations to special events held before and during the American Academy of Religion meeting.

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