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Professor Barry Bergdoll will present a lecture on the occasion of the exhibition, Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect, Drawings from the Bibliothèque nationale de France, on view at.. READ MORE

Millions of Facebook users have joined groups to talk about health care issues ranging from rare disease diagnoses to chemotherapy side effects... READ MORE

Below is the article by Katharine Shilcutt, a media relations specialist in Rice University's Office of Public Affairs. Humanities students interested in health.. READ MORE

We are proud to announce that on Saturday, February 2nd at 12:00pm, an exhibit of illustrations for Latina/o American children's books will go on display at the historical Julia Ideson building's b.. READ MORE

At the 2018 Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium (RURS), Miriam Shayeb and Sarah Lasater took home the to.. READ MORE

This spring's Civic Humanist Program offered a total of 8 events featuring topics about the Medical Humanities and Cultural Heritage... READ MORE

January 11, 2021

2017-18 Alt-Ac Fellow Peter Zuk

Peter Zuk, our alt-ac fellow for the 2017-18 academic year, had an incredibly successful collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine in which he contributed directly as a medical ethicist to two.. READ MORE

Rachel Conrad Bracken, a PhD candidate in Rice's Department of English, has been awarded the Center for Teaching Excellence's Graduate Student Instructor Award for 2017, for her First-year Writing.. READ MORE

The Civic Humanist Program launched its 2017 Medical Humanities and Cultural Heritage events this fall, delivering a total of 10 events, which included: five campus field trips and five off-campus.. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

HURC 306 Lecture Topics, Fall 2017

The Humanities Research Center and Rice's Medical Humanities program is thrilled to be running, this Fall semester, its second i.. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

Two Medical Humanities Podcasts


January 11, 2021

Symposium: Critical Care

On April 8, 2017, Critical Care: Disability Interventions in the Logics of Cure brought togeth.. READ MORE

The 2017 International Health Humanities Consortium conference was held in the Texas Medical Center, where scholars.. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

Alt-Ac Networking Meetup

This semester, the HRC has partnered with the Rice Humanities Graduate Student Association (HGSA) to network Rice graduate students with Houston-.. READ MORE

The HRC's practica program enables Rice undergraduates to conduct humanities research in local cultural and medical institutions, and to.. READ MORE

As part of our Mellon-funded Public Humanities initiative at Rice, the HRC promotes alt-ac programming and development for advanced graduate students... READ MORE

The HRC's practica program just completed its second semester, with students working at the Institute for Spirituality and Health, the Texas Medical Center Library's McGovern Historical Research Ce.. READ MORE

*Chaperone and HSPVA teacher Isela Aguirre pictured here with her students - absorbed in the talk by Mark DeYoung and Rober Hodge. (above photo).. READ MORE

*Amanda Focke with students from North Houston Early College High School during a trip on October 14... READ MORE

Marcia Brennan's Humanities of Care and End of Life (RELI/HURC 361) participates in Rice's new Medical Humanitie.. READ MORE

Melissa Bailar, Associate Director of the HRC, presents a paper on Georges Perec's La Disparition (1969)... READ MORE

On November 16, HRC team members welcomed DeBakey High School to Rice for the school's first ever Civic Humanist field trip to campus... READ MORE

*Jessica Davenport commenting on the Intersections exhibit at Rice's Art Gallery.. READ MORE

*Jessica Davenport interacting with Alief Elsik students at Rice.. READ MORE

*Amanda Focke presenting 19th century Houston archival materials related to some of the earliest pioneers of nursing and medical research.. READ MORE

Students were so inspired by the Turrell skyspace experience that they all at once spontaneously lept up into the air and remained suspended in the air long enough for one person to.. READ MORE

*This picture of PVA's ceiling hints at the wonderful creativity and energy of the school environment... READ MORE

*A home electric-shock-therapy device, a common medical contraption in the late 1800s (compliments of TMC Library).. READ MORE