Humanities Speaker Series


All events in this series, whether in-person, hybrid, or entirely virtual, will be live-streamed via The Hall Center's Crowdcast Page. Details regarding venue, registration, or ticketing for live events will be made available two weeks prior to each event. Please follow the Hall Center on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, or check our calendar on the Hall Center website for further details.

Upcoming Events

Alice Walker

THU MAY 5, 2022, 7:30 PM
"Gathering Blossoms Under Fire", this will be a virtual event, live-streamed via Crowdcast.
Alice Walker

Previous Events

Natalie Diaz

WED APR 20, 2022, 7:30 PM
"Postcolonial Love Poem", this will be an online event, presented via Crowdcast.
Poet Natalie Diaz alongside book cover fro Postcolonial Love Poem

Terry Tempest Williams

WED APR 13, 2022, 7:30 PM
"The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks", this will be a virtual event, live-streamed via Crowdcast.
Author Terry Tempest Williams standing in a filed of tallgrass, with mountain range in background, wearing gray sweater, alongside cover of her book 'The Hour of Land'.

Smokii Sumac

TUE MAR 22, 2022, 7:30 PM
"you are enough: love poems for he end of the world", this will be a hybrid event, in-person at the Hall Center and online via Crowdcast.
Poet Smokii Sumac

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

TUE MAR 22, 2022, 7:30 PM
"Dub: Finding Ceremony", this will be an online event, presented via Crowdcast.
Headshot of poet Alexis Pauline Gumbs, smiling, with large circular silver earrings, white shirt and green silk scarf, alongside book cover for 'Dub: finding Ceremony'.

Joy Harjo

WED FEB 23, 2022, 7:00 PM
"An Evening with Joy Harjo", this was a virtual event, presented via Crowdcast.
Joy Harjo

Simone Marchesi

TUE DEC 7, 2021, 7:30 PM
Hall Center Conference Hall
Presented in partnership with the Department of French, Francophone, and Italian Studies. This was a hybrid event, in-person at the Hall Center and live-streamed via Crowdcast.
Princeton Professor Simone Marchesi in blue shirt and gray jacket, alongside book cover for 'Dante and Augusting'.

Clint Smith

MON DEC 6, 2021, 7:00 PM
Liberty Hall
In partnership with the Lawrence Arts Center. This was a hybrid event, in-person at Liberty Hall and live-streamed via Crowdcast.
Author Clint Smith

Robin Wall Kimmerer

WED NOV 10, 2021, 7:30 PM
Virtual Event
"Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants", in partnership with the KU Common Book Program, this event was live-streamed via Crowdcast.
Author Robin Wall Kimmerer, wearing a print pullover, leaning against a tree with her arm around it, alongside the cover of her book 'Braiding Sweetgrass'.

Emilio Solla

THU OCT 28, 2021, 7:00 PM
"Music of Argentina: History of Tango and Art", in partnership with School of Music and Lied Center, this was a hybrid event.
Headshot of composer Emilio Solla, in black shirt, with black jacket, alongside four of his album covers.

Bathsheba Demuth

WED OCT 27, 7:30 PM
Online Event
"Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait", this was a virtual event.
Author Bathsheba Demuth smiling, in blue blazer over black and white striped shirtm, alongside the cover for her book 'Floating Coast'.

Amitav Ghosh

TUE SEP 21, 7:30 PM
Woodruff Auditorium
"The Nutmeg’s Curse: Parables for a Planet in Crisis"
This was a hybrid event.
Author Amitav Ghosh, in black shirt with dark green vest, holding an umbrella, alongside Nutmeg's Curse book cover.