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.
Learn here about our faculty's books, exhibitions, films, and performances.
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. Browse "Humanitas" magazine and other links to see what has been unfolding in the School of Humanities over the months or years.
Your support will help Rice students to think on a global scale from hands-on research and professional development to international travel opportunities.
Reading the Old and the New Testament is not enough to understand Jesus of Nazareth, his apostles and the rise of early Christianity, according to a new book by Rice religion scholar Matthias Henze.
Rice has received a gift of more than $4.1 million from the estate of the late Samuel W. and Goldye Marian Spain to the university’s Program in Jewish Studies and the Shepherd School of Music.
A film about the School of Humanities’ Program in Jewish Studies won a Silver Telly Award for Limelight Films, the company that produced the film for the program's website.