Public Humanities Initiative | Master Class


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The HRC’s Public Humanities Initiative invites faculty to submit proposals for Spring 2020 Master Classes. Master Classes are intended for undergraduate and graduate students in the humanities and humanistic fields. Students meet regularly to study critical questions using a variety of methodologies, forms, and historical contexts. Students are to be exposed to a wide variety of innovative research in the humanities and to both scholars and practitioners.

Awarded proposals will receive $7,500 to cover speaker travel and honoraria and a $1000 research account for the faculty leading the Master Class. Funds will be available provided course enrollment requirements are met.

Eligibility: Rice faculty in the humanities, broadly construed, are eligible to apply.

Application Materials:

  • Master Class Title

  • Master Class description of no more than 250 words

  • A list of potential speakers and their affiliations

  • Projected meeting dates

[Please compile these items into a single .pdf document and upload below]

Contact: John Mulligan (, 713-348-4971


Friday, September 13, 2019