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Humanities Lecture Series

Dear friends of the Hall Center,

Over the past few days the Hall Center for the Humanities has been assessing the situation surrounding COVID-19 on campus. After careful consideration, and in consultation with our partners and University Administration, the Hall Center has decided to cancel upcoming public events and major programs for the remainder of the semester. Some smaller programs will continue for the time being. Our first priority is the health and well-being of our audiences, participants, speakers, and staff, and we will continue to evaluate ongoing programming accordingly.

In the coming weeks, we will seek to reschedule as many events as possible. Please check our website and follow our social media for updates.

Meanwhile, please take care of yourselves. We hope that you will stay healthy and look forward to seeing you when normal programming resumes.


Dr. Richard Godbeer

Director, Hall Center for the Humanities


Our Humanities Lecture Series for 2019-20 focuses on IDENTITY AND COMMUNICATION.  How do we tell our stories in ways that convey and shape our identities?  How can we complicate mainstream narratives that privilege some identities and marginalize or even erase others?  What is the role of freedom of speech in identity formation and sustainability?  At a moment in which issues surrounding identity are perhaps more complex than ever, this year’s Humanities Lecture Series invites us to consider our relationships to multiple identities within ourselves and others. It also questions the very notion of identity and its implications for our society and culture.