Founded in 1947, this series has consistently been a hallmark for quality, providing a forum for interdisciplinary dialogue between renowned speakers, the university and the surrounding communities. Partial funding for the Humanities Lecture Series is provided by The National Endowment for the Humanities’ 2000 Challenge Grant.
The Emily Taylor and Marilyn Stokstad Women's Leadership Lecture is named for two women who were prominent leaders at KU. The fund they established supports lectures by prominent women on women's leadership issues. Contributions to the fund can be made through KU Endowment.
The Hall Center’s public outreach efforts are designed to show the critical contribution that the humanities make to our understanding of the fundamental issues that we deal with as individuals and communities. As part of its commitment to this ideal, the Center sponsors a variety of events and lectures on campus and in surrounding communities.
The Hall Center sponsors a variety of special events that celebrate and promote the humanities at the University and in the wider community.