Everything you need to know about transportation, lodging, facilities, local information, and other logistics.

This page will continue to be updated as details are finalized. If you have any questions, please let us know!


We aim for there to be zero out-of-pocket costs to participants. Each participant will receive a stipend ahead of time that should cover costs of ground transportation, airfare, lodging, and a per-diem for dinner and incidentals.

About Lawrence

One hour by car from Kansas City International Airport on Interstate 70, Lawrence, Kansas is a lively college town of 100,000 residents with an active arts and culture scene and easy access to hotels, restaurants and shopping. Lawrence is home to the Watkins Museum of History, The Spencer Museum of Art, Haskell Indian Nations University, and numerous historical sites and cultural resources.

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Facilities and Accessibility

The Hall Center for the Humanities is a fully accessible venue with state-of-the-art facilities, including a sound system with hearing assistance devices, gender neutral restrooms, and privacy rooms for participants.

Participants with additional needs should contact the IDRH ahead of time and we will make every effort to accomodate those requests.


Light breakfast and a catered lunch will be provided each day of the Institute, along with coffee and other refreshments. Food service will be provided by KU Dining, KU’s on-campus service provider, with vegetarian and vegan options available throughout the Institute. Dinners will be on your own, and we encourage participants and instructors to form groups and dine together.


Participants are urged to bring their own laptops, but the IDRH can provide some laptop machines to those who need them.


We will secure discounted block rates at local hotels with convenient access to the KU campus by foot or by public transportation. More details will be posted upon notification of application status.

We have reserved a block of rooms in downtown Lawrence with convenient access to the KU campus by foot or by public transportation.

TownePlace Suites $96/night + tax Doubles and singles available

The cutoff date for making reservations at this rate is May 20. You can reserve your hotel room through the TownePlace website or call the hotel and let them know you are booking with the “Institute for Research in the Digital Humanities” group.


Airport. Lawrence is located about one hour by car from Kansas City International Airport (MCI). Airport shuttle information will be posted here closer to the date of travel.

Bus. Lawrence is served by the Lawrence Transit bus system. Most hotels are no more than 10-15 minutes by bus from the KU campus. Uber and Lyft are also avaialble. The bus costs $1 when boarding off campus. It is free when boarding on campus.

By Foot. It is about 15-20 minutes by foot–uphill–from downtown Lawrence to the Hall Center and the rest of the KU campus.