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 sponsors twelve 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 will also host the Simons Public Humanities Fellow and the Richard and Jeannette Sias Graduate Fellow.
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
Paul Scott, Associate Professor of French & Italian, will work on his book project "Surreptitious Subversions: Breaking Institutional Codes in Ancien Régime France." Focusing on subversion in early modern France, Scott's project identifies and analyzes printed sources of subversion of social, political, and religious codes, particularly more covert transgressive sentiments, by French writers and thinkers.
Conceiving the Old Regime: Pronatalism and the Politics of Reproduction in Early Modern France
by Leslie Tuttle