Humanities Day

About Humanities Day

The School of Humanities is proud to announce and invite you to Humanities Day, an annual showcase and celebration of our undergraduates’ intellectual curiosity and creative expression. This event will highlight the critically innovative and vibrant work our students are known for on a platform conceived to connect and share this work with the larger Rice community.

Humanities Day is part of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Inquiry’s (OURI) Inquiry Weeks. The mission of Inquiry Weeks is to recognize and celebrate the ongoing research, design, and creative work by undergraduate students. The two-week event aims to provide an opportunity for students to showcase their projects and achievements in a variety of settings while giving students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to learn more about the projects occurring at Rice.

Event Details

All events will be hosted April 9th, 2024

Oral and text-based Presentations

  • Time: 10 am – 2 pm
    • Location: Rice Memorial Center (RMC), Farnsworth Pavilion
  • Time: 11 am – 2pm
    • Location: Rice Memorial Center (RMC) Grand Hall

Art Exhibition and Poster Presentations

  • Time: 10 am – 2 pm
    • Location: Rice Memorial Center (RMC), Grand Hall

Medical Humanities Practicum Showcase and Exhibit:

  • Time: 2:30 pm – 6 pm
    • Location: Rice Memorial Center (RMC), Farnsworth Pavilion

What to Expect

Join us for a day filled with the amazing work of our undergraduate students. Our event features:

  • Research Presentations (Farnsworth Pavilion): Attend our panels of students presenting their latest research findings in the fields including, but not limited to, History, English, PLST (Politics, Law, and Social Thought) and Religion at Farnsworth Pavilion.
  • Exhibition and Poster Sessions (Grand Hall): Engage with research projects and artworks displayed in the Grand Hall. Students will be present to talk about their work with attendees.
  • Medical Humanities Practicum Showcase and Exhibit (Farnsworth Pavilion): Attend short oral presentations from students in the medical humanities practica. Students will share highlights from the research they conducted in conjunction with mentors and organizations in the Texas Medical Center and local institutions related to health. Students enrolled in the medical humanities special topics class on pain will also display the alternative pain scales that they have developed.
  • Free Snacks and Stickers: Enjoy complimentary treats and grab some exclusive Humanities Day swag. Available at the Grand Hall throughout the event!

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Join us!

Whether you're presenting your work or learning more about the humanities scholarship and artistic work being developed here at Rice, don't miss the opportunity to be a part of Humanities Day!

Showcase Your Work

We invite undergraduate students to be a part of Humanities Day by presenting your research or showcasing your creative work. This is your chance to share your insights and passion with the Rice community.

How to Participate:

  • Eligibility: Only research and creative work completed in the context of a class or under faculty mentorship is eligible.
  • Application: (Note: Applications are now complete for this event). Prior to the application deadline, interested students apply by filling out our application form. Faculty members can also submit applications on behalf of their students.
  • Commitment: Selected participants will be asked to be present for a scheduled block of time. Students exhibiting their artwork or presenting their research on a poster must commit to setting up and taking down their exhibits or presentations or designate a proxy.
  • The Medical Humanities Practicum Showcase and Exhibition will feature students in MDHM 310, MDHM 403, MDHM 420, and MDHM 430. Students in different Medical Humanities classes or electives should apply for the general Humanities Showcase (10-2 PM) using the application form linked below.

Submission deadline: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Be a Spectator

Not presenting this time? No problem! Humanities Day is open to everyone at Rice University. Join us to engage with the incredible contributions our undergraduate students are making in the humanities and the arts.

Save the date and mark your calendars. We look forward to celebrating Humanities Day with you on April 9th!

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