Each year the Center hosts an interdisciplinary faculty colloquium based around a theme chosen by the colloquium director. Both the participants and director are chosen by competition. In addition, the Center periodically co-sponsors thematic colloquia with various University partners.
The Hall Center currently sponsors seven ongoing seminars which bring together faculty and graduate students from different departments for interdisciplinary dialogue and discussion and to present research. Many of the seminars also invite visiting speakers from other US universities and from overseas.
The Center sponsors workshops for faculty and graduate students, according to demand and funding. The main workshops assist the development of research grant proposals and faculty publications.
The Center sponsors sponsors a number of collaborative research projects, most of which involve organizations and investigators from outside the University.
The Center is home to two Hall Distinguished Professors and awards residential fellowships to five KU faculty members each year. Beginning in 2006-2007, we began hosting the Simons Public Humanities Fellow and the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellows.
The Hall Center assists faculty to develop and complete their research, and secure its publication. Learn more about KU Faculty Authors and the publications that owe their conception, development and publication, at least in part, to the support of the Hall Center.
Featured Resident Fellow
Ani Kokobobo, Assistant Professor of Slavic Languages & Literatures, will use the Humanities Research Fellowship to work on her book, "Freaking Outsiders and Monsters Within--Russian Realism and the Grotesque, 1869-1899." Through an analysis of the grotesque style in the span of three decades, the project addresses the effects of social reforms (like the 1861 Liberation of the Serfs) on how national identity is conceptualized in Russian realism.
Chosen People: The Rise of American Black Israelite Religions
by Jacob Dorman