Engage with the School of Humanities

One of the many ways we encourage our supporters to engage with the school is through our signature events. Every year the School of Humanities hosts cornerstone events that highlight the work of our faculty and students and enrich our community, some of these events include:

The Campbell Lecture Series

The Campbell Lecture Series in Rice's School of Humanities is supported by a generous gift from T.C. Campbell, '34 through the Campbell Fund. Each year, the series brings a distinguished humanities scholar to campus to give lectures on a topic of broad humanistic interest. These are open to the entire Rice and Houston communities free of charge. Previous Campbell lecturers include Robert Pinsky (2005), Ha Jin (2006), Alix Ohlin (2007), Stephen Greenblatt (2008), James Cuno (2009), Zadie Smith (2010), Stanley Fish (2012), Patrick Summers (2013), Robert Wilson (2014), Michael Petry (2015), Anne Wilkes Tucker (2016) and George Chauncey (2017).

Through a special arrangement with the University of Chicago Press, the lectures are later published as a book. The most recent book published in the Campbell Lectures series at Chicago is Stanley Fish's Versions of Academic Freedom: From Professionalism to Revolution.

Friday Homecoming Reception

Join us the Friday of Homecoming weekend from 4 to 6 pm in the Humanities Building's Lee and Joe Jamail Courtyard  as the dean and the advisory board members host a wine and cheese reception for you. See past and current faculty, connect with friends and meet student leaders of the school. 

The Gray/Wawro Lectures in Gender, Health and Well-being

Through the generous support of Melanie Gray and Mark Wawro, this lecture series recognizes health as a matter of physical and social wellbeing and highlights gender as a key factor determining opportunity and quality of life. Each lecture brings to Houston a leading scholar whose work inspires deeper understanding of the gender features underlying urgent health concerns and fosters public conversation that can prompt informed action toward a more just world. All lectures are free and open to the public, though RSVPs are required: email rsvpcswgs@rice.edu.