HRC Events Calendar

  • Humanities Research Center

    Speaker: Steven Schroeder, M. D.
    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    6:00 PM to 8:00 AM


    Room 119 Humanities Building
    Rice University
    6100 Main St
    Houston,Texas,USA


    In the Medical Leadership Speaker Series, experts will lead discussions on how individuals and institutions have shaped and are shaping our curious system: their contexts, their values, and the political and professional work that has gone into the making of American medicine.
  • Humanities Research Center

    Speaker: Renatta Domatti, LMSW, CCM
    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


    Room 119 Humanities Building
    Rice University
    6100 Main St
    Houston,Texas,USA


    In the Medical Leadership Speaker Series, experts will lead discussions on how individuals and institutions have shaped and are shaping our curious system: their contexts, their values, and the political and professional work that has gone into the making of American medicine.
  • Humanities Research Center

    Speaker: Franco Moretti
    Monday, April 10, 2017
    4:00 PM to 5:00 PM


    115 Humanities Building
    Rice University
    6100 Main St
    Houston,Texas,USA


    Digitization has completely changed the literary archive. Historians of the novel used to work on a few hundred nineteenth-century novels; today, we work on thousands of them; tomorrow, hundreds of thousands. This new size has had a major effect on literary history, obviously enough, but also on critical methodology; because, when we work on 200,000 novels instead of 200, we are not doing the same thing, 1,000 times bigger; we are doing a different thing. The new scale changes our relationship to the object of study, and in fact it changes the object itself, by making it entirely abstract. And the question arises: what does it mean to study literature as an abstraction and by means of abstractions? We clearly lose some important aspects of the literary experience. Do we gain anything? Please complete your registration. * All lectures are free and open to the public but sitting is limited.