Hall Center For The Humanities

Workshops & Professional Development

Current Workshops

Interdisciplinary Graduate Research Workshop

All graduate students are invited to attend this workshop, directed by the four people who received Hall Center Graduate Summer Research Awards. The talks will incline more to method, problem, or theory than to subject content, to increase their appeal to a wider audience. All workshops will be held in the Hall Center Seminar Room.


Laura Dean, Political Science/Women, Gender & Sexuality Studies
Benjamin Guyer, History
Angela Hendrickson, French & Italian
Stephanie Krehbiel, American Studies

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New Faculty Workshop

The Hall Center sponsors a workshop designed to help new faculty members in the humanities, social sciences and fine arts negotiate their first three years at KU. Participants meet other new faculty and have the opportunity to question a number of more senior colleagues about teaching, research and service.

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Graduate Student Workshop: Introduction to Grant Development for Humanities Graduate Students

Dates to be updated as available

These duplicate workshops for graduate students, presented by the Hall Center Humanities Grant Development Office, focus on identifying sources of funding and strategies for developing successful grant and fellowship applications. Graduate students in the humanities, social sciences, and arts are encouraged to attend. This is an annual Workshop.

RSVP by February 15 to 785-864-7833 or hgdo@ku.edu. Provide your name, email, discipline, date you plan to attend, and a synopsis of your research interests.


2010-11 Social Implications of Digital Media Workshop

The goal of this workshop was to bring together scholars at KU whose work addresses ethical, philosophical, and social implications of information technologies in these and related areas in order to find points of overlap, foster interdisciplinarity, and stimulate collaborative projects. All sessions will took place in the Hall Center Seminar Room.
Co-Directors: Nancy Baym,
Communication Studies and Allan Hanson, Anthropology

Spring 2011 Getting Published Workshop

The Hall Center offered its popular Getting Published Workshop in Spring 2011, co-directed by Brian Donovan, Sociology, and Laura Mielke, English. Nine KU faculty members from humanities and social science departments who were working on publishing their first scholarly book were selected to participate. The principal goal of the workshop was to ensure that each participant completed an effective book prospectus for submission to a prospective publisher. After introductory sessions on the process of revising the dissertation and then proposing a first book, participants drafted and read one another’s proposals and provided constructive criticism under the guidance of the workshop leaders.

Fall 2010 Collaborative Research Workshop

Session one of the Collaborative Research Workshop featured a presentation and discussion of successful collaborative projects by KU faculty. Session two focused specifically on grant development for collaborative research projects in the humanities and humanities-oriented social sciences. Participants strategized the most effective ways to portray collaboration in a funding proposal, and analyze successful collaborative research proposals submitted to the National Endowment for the Humanities. Both workshop sessions took place in the Hall Center Seminar Room.

Spring 2008 Proposal Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed to assist faculty who are developing research grant proposals and is made possible by a special grant from the Office of Research & Graduate Studies and the Provost’s Office.

Spring 2007 Proposal Writing Workshop

This workshop is designed to assist faculty who are developing research grant proposals and is made possible by a special grant from KUCR.

Spring 2006 Publishing Workshop: From Dissertation to Book

This workshop is designed to assist faculty who are currently transforming their dissertations into books. The workshop is co-directed by Marni Kessler, Art History, and Eve Levin, History, and the participants were determined by competition. This workshop is made possible by a special grant from KUCR.

Workshops Archive:

Below are links to past Hall Center sponsored workshops grouped by year. Click any year to see the list of the names and subjects of each workshop held that year as well as when and where they were held.

View Past Workshops (by date) > 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001
Featured Resident Fellow

Jorge Pérez

Jorge Pérez, Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese, will work on his book project “Confessional Cinema: Religion and Film the Spanish Public Sphere (1957-1975).”

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by Jacob Dorman

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