Humanities Speaker Series


Greetings from the Hall Center for the Humanities. We hope that you and your loved ones are well and taking good care of yourselves as the pandemic continues to transform our lives. The last year has highlighted the enormous value of the arts and humanities as they inform and inspire people across the United States and around the globe. Here at the Hall Center for the Humanities, we are determined to sustain a lively, thoughtful community of ideas despite physical distancing.

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

Bathsheba Demuth

WED OCT 27, 7:30 PM
Online Event
"Floating Coast: An Environmental History of the Bering Strait", live-stream via Crowdcast, in-person event details to be announced two weeks prior.
Author Bathsheba Demuth smiling, in blue blazer over black and white striped shirtm, alongside the cover for her book 'Floating Coast'.

Emilio Solla

THU OCT 28, 2021, 7:30 PM
"Music of Argentina: History of Tango and Art", in partnership with School of Music and Lied Center, live-stream via Crowdcast, in-person event details to be announced two weeks prior.
Headshot of composer Emilio Solla, in black shirt, with black jacket, alongside four of his album covers.

Robin Wall Kimmerer

WED NOV 10, 2021, 7:30 PM
"Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teachings of Plants", in partnership with the KU Common Book Program, this event will be live-streamed via Crowdcast. Please register below...
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'.

Simone Marchesi

TUE DEC 7, 2021, 7:30 PM
Marking the 700th anniversary of Dante’s death, this talk will focus on a digital project reconstructing digitally the imaginations of Dante’s readers. Presented in partnership with the Department of French, Francophone, and Italian Studies.
Princeton Professor Simone Marchesi in blue shirt and gray jacket, alongside book cover for 'Dante and Augusting'.

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

TUE MAR 22, 2022, 7:30 PM
"Dub: Finding Ceremony", live-stream via Crowdcast, in-person event details to be announced two weeks prior.
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'.

Terry Tempest Williams

WED APR 13, 2022, 7:30 PM
"The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks", live-stream via Crowdcast, in-person event details to be announced two weeks prior.
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'.

Previous Events

Amitav Ghosh

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