What's New at the Hall Center

October 2015

Urban Ethnographer Alice Goffman to speak on fugitive life in Philadelphia in Humanities Lecture Series

September 2015

Hall Center Announces New Mid-Career Faculty Fellowship

Protecting the Vote Symposium to Examine Election Law Conflicts and Politics in America

Bestselling Author Rick Perlstein Talks American Politics in first 2015-2016 Humanities Lecture Series Event

August 2015

2015 Byron Caldwell Smith Book Award Lecture

June 2015

Professor of African and African Studies Awarded Inaugural Sharon and Jeffrey Vitter Award for Engaged Scholarship

May 2015

Professor of Education Awarded Collaborative Research Fellowship in the Humanities by ACLS

Outstanding Humanities Graduate Students Receive Hall Center Research Awards and Internships

Acclaimed Actress and Playwright to Perform “Snapshots: Portrait of a World in Transition” in Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series

Hall Center Announces 2015-2016 Humanities Lecture Series

April 2015

Humanities Professors Win Book Publication Awards

Hall Center’s 2015-2016 Sias Graduate Fellows Announced

Civil War Historian Considers the Legal Road to Emancipation in Humanities Lecture Series Event

March 2015

Hall Center to Host 13th Annual Celebration of Books

Hall Center Panel Discussion Offers Insights on Careers in "Applied Humantiies"

Author and Co-Founder of Mother Jones Adam Hochschild to Lecture on World War I Pacifists

February 2015

Award winner to develop app about murder of Emmett Till

Jazz studies colloquium to explore idea of 'Place'

Hall Center launches Applied Humanities Boot Camp

Former poet laureate to visit as part of Hall Center series


Humanities Faculty Members and Graduate Students Receive Hall Center Travel Awards

January 2015

University announces December 2014 employees of the month

November 2014

Hall Center Director Receives 2014 Higuchi-KU Endowment Research Achievement Award

October 2014

Journalist & Expert on Haiti to Discuss “Haiti: Tragedy and Hope” in Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series

Humanities Graduate Students Receive Travel and Internship Opportunities from the Hall Center

Hall Center’s Collaborative Research Seed Grant Awarded to Digital Humanities Project

Chair of Philosophy Department John Symons to Explore the Posthuman in Hall Center Humanities Lecture Series

September 2014

Hall Center raises NEH Challenge Grant funds 2 years ahead of schedule

Investigative journalist Katherine Boo to discuss life in Indian slums

Hall Center Director Victor Bailey Honored by Endowed Directorship Investiture

August 2014

Outstanding undergraduates selected as Hall Center Scholars

June 2014

Outstanding humanities graduate students receive Hall Center research awards

May 2014

Hall Center announces new lineup of Interdisciplinary Faculty Seminars

Three humanities faculty members awarded American Council of Learned Societies fellowships

Hall Center announces Humanities Lecture Series speakers for 2014-2015


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