On the Human Face
An ACTC Core Conversation
Philip LeCuyer, St. John's College, Santa Fe

Live Conversation December 10th, 2021 @12:00 ET


Recorded Remarks Available Now


The 27th Annual ACTC Conference

Power and the Canon

April 21-24, 2022–University of Notre Dame

Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.

-Frederick Douglass

2022 Conference Registration Form

Paper Proposal Form

Panel Proposal Form


ACTC's flagship program is our annual conference. This year we will gather April 21-24th at the University of Notre Dame. Our theme is "Power and the Canon." Registration is open and we are accepting proposals for papers and panels.

Our student conference will be
April1&2 at St. Vincent College. The theme will be "Work, Leisure, and the Pursuit of Happiness." Nominations will open soon.

Liberal Arts Institute

The Liberal Arts Institute is home to ACTC's special projects and initiatives. Past programs include summer workshops for core faculty and smaller conferences on specific themes.

Institutional members of the Liberal Arts Institute are active participants in ACTC's planning for future programs.


ACTC's Conference Proceedings volumes are peer reviewed by an editorial board led by ACTC's Publications Chair and comprised by representatives from each sponsoring and co-sponsoring institutions for each conference. We also publish select papers based on presentations at our Liberal Arts Institute conferences and programs

Core Conversations

In this online conference series, ACTC members share recorded remarks about a core text they love (and love to teach) which we post to this website and ACTC's YouTube Channel. Then we host a an online conversation about those remarks and texts on which they are based. All of this is free and open to the public.

Past Core Conversations have included Page Laws (Norfolk State) on Margaret Walker, Roosevelt Montas (Columbia) on Frederick Douglass, and Joe Knippenberg (Oglethorpe) on Aristotle.

Institutional Members

Institutional Members support ACTC's work to promote core education in North America and around the world. ACTC works to support our institutional members through conferences; faculty development and research opportunities; consulting on curriculum, pedagogy, and administration; institutional research, and collaborations with other institutions.