Hall Center Mission


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

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 that fall under the auspices of the University of Kansas Office of Research. The Office of Research facilitates innovation, creative activity, discovery, and the application and dissemination of knowledge.