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Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Chapman Center for Rural Studies
Kansas State University
111 Leasure Hall
Manhattan, KS 66506

(785) 532-0380

Spring Hours:
Mon - Fri: 8:30AM - 3:30PM
What's New?
We're proud to announce the recipients of our Spring 2022 Interdisciplinary Research Grant.
Congratulations to Ethan Bernick, Brianne Heidbreder, and Chardie Baird!

Read more about their project called, "Gendered Pathways: In Pursuit of Local Elected Office" on our IRG homepage.

IRG 2022 Team

For more information about the IRG or how to apply for next year's grant, email us at  chapmancenter@k-state.edu .

Kansas Land Treaties Project

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The Chapman Center and the Manhattan Public Library hosted an interdisciplinary panel that brought together scholars and students to launch an online exhibit focused on our local history of land treaties. Learn more about the treaties of 1825, 1846, and 1859, which cumulatively dispossessed the Kanza (now present-day Kaw Nation) of 18,233,620 acres of land on our Kansas Land Treaties page.

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IRG Updates
Drs. Joslin, Bergtold, and Caldas have been hard at work on their IRG 2021 project. 

Project Wildfire

Click here to learn about "Grassland Conservation Landscapes in a Wildfire Context: Rural Emergency Response and Resilience"

Get to know the team by visiting the Wildfire & Conservation Landscapes tab in our top navigation.

For information about the Interdisciplinary Research Grant, click here.

Bulletin Board Buzz

The bulletin board located outside the Chapman Center's main office advertises our annual Interdisciplinary Research Grant.

Chapman Center for Rural Studies

Learn about Mark Chapman (1943-2014) and his legacy at K-State here.

Questions about the CCRS?
Email us or reach out to the Executive Director, Dr. Mary Kohn.

Lost Kansas Communities 

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In the Chapman Center, we strive to highlight rural Kansas communities that might otherwise be forgotten. Our Lost Kansas Communities site gives voice to these communities by way of K-State undergraduate student research. 


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