Welcome to the School of Humanities
Whether you are a visitor to Rice, or a past, current or future Rice student, or a member of our faculty and staff, this site is your guide to the humanities at Rice.
Faculty at Rice pursue research, teaching, and service. As a research university, Rice's mission is to create new knowledge. Faculty in the School of Humanities create new knowledge in the form of books, articles, artworks, and more. We disseminate that knowledge by publishing or exhibiting our work.
The School of Humanities at Rice University is a top liberal arts college rolled into a research university. Its small scale, combined with its research focus, brings advantages to both the undergraduates and to the graduate students in its five PhD-granting departments.
Want to catch an art exhibition, listen to a scholar of great renown give a talk, or see a play? Look here for short- and long-term events and milestones. Check our events calendar for what to do tonight.
Your support will help Rice students to think on a global scale from hands-on research and professional development to international travel opportunities.
The massively popular online course, launching Feb. 17, now includes a module on Russian relations and perspectives.
Exhibit of rare photos, films will celebrate Houston’s ‘Friday Night at the Coliseum' as part of Rice Media Center's 50th anniversary.
Rare films, local photography and Rices unique creative spirit to be showcased Feb. 21–March 14.
Jewish women are underrepresented on the reference site — but not if this class has anything to write about it.
A popular new course is just one example of how the humanities train students for the lifelong practice of engaged citizenship.
Nearly every day in February boasts an event in celebration of Black History Month at Rice University.
A 1907 guide for immigrants illuminates a fascinating chapter in Texas history.
Despair, depression and guilt aren’t helping us — or the planet. What will?
Working artists in a variety of media will present free Friday lectures starting Jan. 24.
Rice University and the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) have signed a memorandum of understanding to share resources and research in the development of energy solutions, materials and sustainable technologies.