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Hall Center for the Humanities

The Hall Center for the Humanities supports research in the humanities; provides an intellectual hub for scholars and students in the humanities; fosters interdisciplinary conversation across the university; and promotes lively conversation about a broad range of topics through its public programming. We believe that the humanities must play a critical role in building a humane future for our world.

Our grant programs enable faculty members, graduate students, and undergraduates to carry out important research projects, while our residential fellowship program and research seminars bring together colleagues from a broad range of disciplines to read each other’s work-in-progress and grow together as scholars.

Through its public programming, the Hall Center highlights the significance and continued relevance of humanities-based knowledge in our contemporary world. It engages diverse communities across the state in dialogue about local, national, and global issues addressed by researchers in the humanities. Our speaker series has a unifying theme each year to create a more sustained conversation. This year, the theme is Migration Stories; next year our focus will be The Humanities and our Natural Environment. Our popular new series, Meet KU’s Authors, features faculty giving short talks about their recently published books, taking us behind the curtain to see how scholars develop their projects.

We believe that the humanities must play a critical role in building a humane future for our world!

  • Your support can help to pay for exciting public talks by dynamic visiting speakers who share with us new ideas that open our minds, reveal new ways of understanding who we are, and uncover the histories that brought us to the moment we live in.
  • Your support can help provide funding for KU undergraduate and graduate students working on research projects in the humanities that require access to research materials at archives, libraries, museums, and other research sites, either locally or out-of-state.
KU Alumni Network Giving
Our alumni networks in Chicago, Colorado Springs, Dallas, Denver, Greater Kansas City, Houston, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, St. Louis, Washington D.C. and Wichita are showing their Jayhawk pride today. Let your fellow local KU alumni know to make their gift today!
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Rank Answer Gifts
1 Greater Kansas City 428
2 Wichita 65
3 Denver 44
4 Washington D.C 39
5 New York 29
6 Chicago 27
7 Dallas 20
8 Houston 18
9 Los Angeles 17
10 St. Louis 16
11 San Francisco 15
12 Phoenix 14
13 Colorado Springs 6
Advisory Board Match for the Hall Center
Double the impact of your gift to the Hall Center for the Humanities today. Our Advisory Board, in partnership with the Vice Chancellor for Research, will match dollar-for-dollar all gifts, up to $10,000!
$3,800 MATCHED
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