Humanities Commons Participating Organizations

Humanities Commons is made possible by the contributions of its participating organizations. In return for their financial support, HC grants these organizations the ability to host networks dedicated to their communities and invites them to help shape the future of the platform through its governance processes.

If you find the Commons valuable, encourage your scholarly societies and other organizations and institutions to join us!

MLA Commons provides an online, collaborative workspace for members of the Modern Language Association. The MLA is a leading advocate for the study and teaching of languages and literatures and publisher of humanities research. It also serves as a clearinghouse for professional resources for teachers and scholars.

ARLIS/NA Commons is a scholarly network for members of the Art Libraries Society of North America. Founded in 1972, ARLIS/NA is devoted to fostering excellence in art and design librarianship and image management. Members of the society serve the art information needs of a broad audience for education, scholarship, and artistic practice.



One of the world’s first and oldest academic networks, HASTAC has over 18,000 members from 400+ affiliate organizations. HASTAC (pronounced like “haystack”) stands for the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Alliance and Collaboratory, an interdisciplinary network formed in 2002-03. The student-led network, HASTAC Scholars, hosts Digital Fridays (now Commons Fridays), collaborative reading groups and book reviews, and other events offering opportunities, skills training, and constructive feedback in a mutually-supportive environment.

MSU Commons MSU Commons is the first institution-based node on the Commons network, providing a space for faculty, staff, and students at Michigan State University to build a digital presence and share their work with the world. MSU Commons serves as the institutional repository for the university.

SAH Commons is the scholarly network for members of the Society of Architectural Historians, a membership organization serving a network of local, national, and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life.

UP Commons

UP Commons provides a space for connection and collaboration among members connected with the Association of University Presses. AUPresses advances the essential role of a global community of publishers whose mission is to ensure academic excellence and cultivate knowledge.