The Glasscock Center is dedicated to fostering and celebrating the humanities and humanities research among the community of scholars at Texas A&M University and in the world beyond the academy. The Glasscock Center awards release fellowships, research fellowships, course development grants, funding for working groups, publication support, and research matching awards for independent and cross-disciplinary research in the humanities. Fellows and grant recipients are integral to the Center’s on-going programs and activities, through their participation in weekly coffees, monthly colloquia, working groups, and seminar series. The Glasscock Center also recognizes outstanding scholarship annually with a national book prize, the Susanne M. Glasscock Humanities Book Prize for Interdisciplinary Scholarship, which is accompanied by a guest lecture from the recipient and a response from a (inter)nationally recognized scholar in the field. The Mary Jane and Carrol O. Buttrill ’38 Endowed Fund for Ethics also supports a roundtable discussions and course grant on the investigation of ethical issues coordinated by the Glasscock Center. Finally, the Glasscock Center awards three Brown-Kruse Fellowships to graduate students. These fellowships are made possible by the generous gift of Maggie and Corey Brown ’92 and of Gayle and Layne Kruse ’73, members of the Glasscock Center Development Council. A primary focus for the Glasscock Center over the next several years will be the development of the theme “From World War II and Genocide to the Globalization of Human Rights” through guest lectures, seminar series, and faculty, graduate, and undergraduate funding for research opportunities.
Growing from the Interdisciplinary Group for Historical Literary Studies, founded in 1987, the Center for Humanities Research was created by the Board of Regents of Texas A&M University in 1999 and received a naming endowment in 2002. This name change recognizes an extraordinary gift from Melbern G. Glasscock ’59 and Susanne M. Glasscock, which constitutes a sustaining endowment for the Center.
The Glasscock Center is a unit of the College of Liberal Arts and is located on the third floor of the Glasscock Building on the Texas A&M University Campus.
Departments affiliated with the Glasscock Center are Anthropology, Architecture, Bush School of Government and Public Service, Communication, Economics, English, European and Classical Languages and Cultures, Geography, Hispanic Studies, History, Performance Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Recreation, Park, and Tourism, Sciences, Sociology, and Teaching, Learning, and Culture.
Interdisciplinary programs and institutes affiliated with the Glasscock Center are Africana Studies, American Studies, Confucius Institute, Digital Humanities, Film Studies, Institute for Pacific Asia, International Studies, Race and Ethnic Studies Institute, Religious Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies.