The Hall Center for the Humanities joins hands with friends across this university, the United States, and the globe in condemnation of continued acts of violence against African Americans. These are the latest in a long chain of atrocities that date back over four centuries and cast a long shadow over the history of our country.
We reaffirm our commitment to supporting and highlighting humanities-based scholarship that recovers the voices and experiences, past and present, of African Americans. We are committed to playing our part in a movement toward justice, inclusion, and equality for everyone.
We join in a declaration that must be repeated over and over until everyone finally pays attention and absorbs its fundamental truth: BLACK LIVES MATTER.

Welcome to the Hall Center

We believe that the Humanities must play a critical role in building a humane future for our world. The Hall Center’s mission is to support research in the Humanities, to create knowledge, and to share that knowledge with diverse communities.

The Hall Center for the Humanities supports, creates, and disseminates research in the Humanities; provides an intellectual hub for scholars and students in the Humanities, Arts, and humanistic Social Sciences; and fosters interdisciplinary conversation across the university. Through its public programming, the Hall Center makes visible the significance and continued relevance of Humanities research, engaging diverse communities across the state in dialogue about local, national, and global issues that Humanities research addresses.

The Hall Center for the Humanities is one of twelve designated research centers at the University of Kansas.

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