A Vermont meeting hall, from Braintree, Vermont, USA.
A Vermont meeting hall, from Braintree, Vermont, USA.

An assembly hall is a hall to hold public meetings or meetings of an organization such as a school, church, or deliberative assembly.[1] An example of the last case is the Assembly Hall (Washington, Mississippi) where the general assembly of the state of Mississippi was held. Some Christian denominations call their meeting places or places of worship assembly halls. Elders and ministers of Presbyterian churches gather in assembly halls for their general assemblies, such as in the General Assembly Hall of the Church of Scotland.

In Hermann Kant's novel The Aula from 1965, the term is symbolically used as an implicit criticism of the bourgeois educational ideal.[2]

The assembly hall of the Sámi Parliament in the cultural centre Sajos in northern Lapland, Finland.
The assembly hall of the Sámi Parliament in the cultural centre Sajos in northern Lapland, Finland.

College and university campuses

See also: Arena and List of indoor arenas in the United States § Major college indoor arenas

On the campuses of colleges and universities in the United States, assembly halls are sometimes found in multipurpose athletic buildings, where they share other uses, including as basketball courts. Examples are Assembly Hall (Bloomington) and (formerly) Assembly Hall (Champaign).

See also

References

  1. ^ "Assembly hall definition and meaning - Collins English Dictionary". www.collinsdictionary.com. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  2. ^ "5. Italien als Diener zweier Herren", Der Dreibund, Wien: Böhlau Verlag, pp. 533–581, 2002-08-02, retrieved 2022-09-08