NEH Awards Rice 400000 for Study of Cultures

first_imgAddThis Share CONTACT: Philip Montgomery PHONE:(713) 831-4792E-MAIL: [email protected] NEH AWARDS RICE $400,000 FOR STUDY OF CULTURESThe National Endowment for theHumanities (NEH) announced Tuesday the award of a $400,000 four-to-one matchinggrant to Rice’s Center for the Study of Cultures to attract distinguishedvisiting professors. The grant, totaling $2 million with matching funds, will beused to attract some of the world’s top scholars from a variety of fields toRice for extended periods of time, said David Nirenberg, director of the centerand associate professor of history at Rice. The NEH grant of $400,000 will bematched by $1,600,000 in nonfederal funds.The scholars will come to campus for from two weeks to a fullsemester and engage in activities ranging from minicourses to full semestercourses for students.The Center for the Study of Cultures promotes the study ofcultures across time and around the world, provides an interdisciplinary forumfor faculty in the humanities and social sciences, and serves as an umbrella forstudy groups, workshops and special projects at Rice.For information about the grant or the Center for the Study ofCultures, call David Nirenberg at (713) 527-8101, Ext. 2784. If you experiencedifficulty reaching Nirenberg, call Philip Montgomery in Rice’s Office of MediaRelations and Information at (713) 831-4792.Rice University is a leading American research university,small, private, and highly selective, distinguished by its superior teaching,commitment to undergraduate education, outstanding graduate and professionalprograms, residential college system, collaborative and interdisciplinaryculture, and global perspective.###last_img