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.
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Student projects, faculty documentaries and more preserved by cross-departmental archiving project.
Caleb McDaniel’s newest book shows historic connections between slavery and convict labor.
After a chilly two-hour hike up rocky terrain on an Icelandic volcano, Rice University anthropologists Cymene Howe and Dominic Boyer joined nearly 100 others to say a final farewell to Okjökull, Iceland's first named glacier lost to climate change.
“I have never loved teaching like I love teaching now,” said Winningham, who almost became a lawyer but for another influential Rice professor.
Leslie Contreras Schwartz '02 lauds the university for encouraging her passion for poetry.
History professor thanks the university for giving 'countrified boy' an intellectual and social home.
A new series of courses seeks to further integrate the humanities into a broad-based Rice education.
The Baker Institute was packed for a talk on sexual harassment’s past and future.
Martin and Nyveen will travel abroad for a year; Kubik awarded Zeff Fellowship to do the same.
Now in its third year, the CENHS show’s popularity has exceeded hosts’ expectations.