Programs & Announcements

Please see calendar for Fall 2018 Events


Announcements

A message from our new Director, Emily Brady:

On May 1st, I became the new Director of the Glasscock Center for Humanities Research. It is a special honor to step into this role, which carries with it the responsibility to foster and celebrate humanities research among the community of scholars at Texas A&M and beyond. It is a real privilege to carry out this responsibility, and I very much look forward to working with everyone at the University to achieve the Center’s mission and build upon its wonderful range of activities.

As I begin the Directorship, I am eager to listen and learn from the TAMU community about their research interests and ideas as the Center moves forward. I invite you to join us for an informal ‘Meet the Director’ breakfast to meet myself, GCHR researchers, and the staff team on Tuesday, May 15th, 9-10am. If you’re not able to come along, I will also be holding drop-in hours every Tuesday morning from 9-10am, 304A Glasscock – please feel free to say hello and share your questions and ideas for the Center with me. In the fall, we are planning a celebration to mark this new and exciting phase of the Center.

I’m excited to be here, and I welcome everyone to the Glasscock Center!

With best wishes,

Emily

Emily’s bio can be found here.


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Book Prize

The Glasscock Book Prize, first awarded in 1999, originated by the Texas A&M Center for Humanities Research, was permanently endowed in December 2000 by Melbern G. Glasscock ’59 and his wife Susanne M. Glasscock, for whom the prize is now named.
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Buttrill Endowed Fund for Ethics

With the goal of fostering discussion in a field of inquiry he valued, Carrol O. Buttrill ’38 established a fund through which the Melbern G. Glasscock Center for Humanities Research promotes on-going investigations into ethical questions of significance to the Texas A&M community. The Carrol O. Buttrill ’38 Endowed Fund for Ethics supports annual lectures, roundtables, special events, and course activities.

The Buttrill Ethics Curriculum Enhancement Grant, introduced in 2007-2008, has now become an annual award to faculty for ethics-related curriculum development.
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Colloquia

The Glasscock Center hosts colloquia of works-in-progress throughout the year. The colloquia offer faculty and graduate students an opportunity to discuss a work-in-progress with colleagues from different disciplines. The colloquium series is comprised of Glasscock Center Fellows (Internal Faculty Residential Fellows, Glasscock Faculty Research Fellows, and Glasscock Graduate Research Fellows) for the current academic year. By long-standing practice, colloquium presenters provide a draft of their current research, which is made available to members of the Glasscock Center listserv. Each colloquium begins with the presenter’s short (10-15 minute) exposition of the project, after which the floor is open for comments and queries. The format is by design informal, conversational, and interdisciplinary.
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Co-Sponsored Events

The Glasscock Center supports the humanities at Texas A&M University by co-sponsoring public lectures, performances with a humanities research component, and scholarly presentations by visitors from outside the university. The Glasscock Center also supports notable lectures by speakers of pre-eminent interdisciplinary reputation that will both promote the humanities and contribute broadly to the intellectual community. Through the Symposium and Small Conference Grant, the Center supports such events that showcase and promote scholarship and research in the humanities.
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Morning Coffee Hour

The Glasscock Center hosts an informal coffee hour every other Wednesday morning during the semester. Discussion will be guided by featured guests who will discuss their research or other topical ideas. All are welcome to join us for coffee, tea, pastries, and conversation.
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Three-Year Seminars

Organized and led by faculty directors from departments in the College of Liberal Arts and programs affiliated with the Glasscock Center, these three-year seminars provide a forum for a wide variety of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students from the humanities and social science disciplines to present and discuss research in progress, invite speakers, and host symposia. These seminars meet regularly during the three-year cycle and are expected to define and complete a major project by the end of their three-year term. Outcomes might include but are not limited to: edited volumes, a series of articles, a database, or other project that makes a major impact in humanities.
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Working Groups

Glasscock Center Humanities Working Groups are a forum for in-depth discussion and research-related activities. Participants share the goal of stimulating intellectual exchange through discussion, writing, viewing, reading, and other activities that further their inquiries into common scholarly concerns. The Center makes space available for the meetings of these groups.
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Submit your Announcement to us

Submit your announcement using the form below (or by email to glasscock@tamu.edu) to have it featured on our web calendar!