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With hundreds of events each year, our community of storytellers and idea lovers is waiting for you. Get involved in the humanities — attend an event, start a conversation, and participate in one of our initiatives.

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Our community is filled with speakers who lead powerful conversations about what it means to be human. Participate in the movement of ideas by bringing a Kansas speaker to your school, organization or community. You'll walk away with new insights — and with ideas about how you can impact the world.

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Spark a Conversation with a Big Idea

What’s the Big Idea? Free online discussions featuring insights from historical and current events from Kansas scholars that provide a starting point for conversations about ideas that shape our world. Participate in an upcoming Big Idea event and browse the collection of Big Idea essays to spark a conversation at your next dinner party, book club, or movie night.


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Engage with fresh ideas from Kansas scholars’ research in history and literature that shed light on current events.

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Join HK online at a Big Idea event. Listen to Big Idea scholars discuss their research and participate in the conversation.

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Start a conversation and create change in your community at your next book club, dinner party, or movie night. HK’s Big Idea resources are here to support you.

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Why It Matters

HK’s work reached 1 in 5 Kansans across 107 communities in FY 2019. There is a movement of ideas happening in Kansas and you are a part of it. Help spread the word.

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