University Designated Centers and Institutes

Hall Center for the Humanities Link to Website

Director: Richard Godbeer, Ph.D. 

Hall Center BooksThe Hall Center's primary mission is to stimulate and support research in the humanities, arts and social sciences, especially of an interdisciplinary kind, at the University of Kansas. The Center brings together faculty and graduate students with common interests from various disciplines to enable them to build on each others' ideas and to share their knowledge within the university and with the wider community.

The Center's collateral mission is to sponsor special programs that engage the university and the wider community in dialogue on issues that bring the humanities to bear on the quality of life for all citizens. It creates events on and beyond campus that seek to understand our past, present and future, our values and identities and the essential issues we face as individuals and communities.

Center for East Asian Studies
The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) is devoted to East Asian studies.​

Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies
The Center for Russian and East European Studies (CREES) faculty and students have conducted field work, researched, and taught courses covering the entire region: from new European Union members in the west to the Russian Far East; from indigenous peoples of the Arctic to traditionally Islamic societies of the South Caucasus and Central Asia.​

Center of Latin American & Caribbean Studies
The Center of Latin American & Caribbean Studies (LACS) actively promotes Latin American & Caribbean research, study and travel.

Kansas African Studies Center
The Kansas African Studies Center represents the African Studies Council of more than thirty Africanists across the University of Kansas.

The Center for Global and International Studies
The Center for Global and International Studies exists as a catalyst for global and international studies in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Indigenous Studies Program
Founded in 1997, the Indigenous Studies Program is an interdisciplinary master’s degree program that equips graduates to conduct theoretical and applied research and to develop innovative solutions to issues facing Indigenous communities.

The Langston Hughes Center
The Langston Hughes Center (formerly the Langston Hughes Resource Center, founded in 1998) is an academic research and educational center that coordinates, strengthens and develops teaching, research and outreach activities in African American Studies, and the study of race and culture in American society.

The Commons
A partnership between the Biodiversity Institute, the Hall Center for the Humanities, and the Spencer Museum of Art, The Commons is both a physical and intellectual space where people come together to establish common ground from which they may express and explore uncommon ideas for the common good.

Institute for Digital Research
Partnership between the Hall Center for the Humanities, KU Libraries, Center for Digital Scholarship and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The institute helps to prepare and support faculty and graduate students as they explore and use computing technology to advance humanistic scholarship across disciplines.

Hall Center for the Humanities
University of Kansas
900 Sunnyside Avenue
Lawrence, Kansas 66045
Phone: 785-864-4798

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