We are a community of scholars and students passionate about studying the past in order to help us understand our contemporary world. In the History Department, Rice students will learn with accomplished scholars in small classroom settings. Our faculty enjoy teaching, and many have been recognized with awards for exceptional teaching. The skills learned in history courses--how to sift through enormous amounts of information, how to read texts critically, how to write effective prose are broadly applicable to many fields and careers.
Kathryn Pickrell, undergraduate student of both History and Medieval and Early Modern Studies, won her inaugural research competition - The Medieval and Early Modern Studies Undergraduate Conference. The winner was picked by Margot Fassler, the Keough-Hesburgh Professor of Music History and... Read more