Fostering Research and Collaborative Inquiry
Across the Humanities and the Arts
The Humanities Research Center (HRC) in the School of Humanities is an internationally recognized hub for fostering innovative intellectual inquiry in the humanities and the arts at Rice University.
Created in 1987, the HRC is engaged in a process of transformation and renewal led by the center’s faculty council, which is represented by five faculty members across departments and ranks, and the School of Humanities dean and associate deans. We envision a center that shapes and supports research and engagement practices that are locally rooted and globally linked; advances graduate education beyond disciplinary bounds; and raises the visibility and impact of our scholarship and public engagement on key areas of humanistic inquiry.