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The Department of Classical and European Studies

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Rice Students in Rome.

Welcome to Classical and European Studies. We are a new and vibrant department, research-centered and student friendly. We are home to three programs: Classical Studies, French Studies, and German Studies. While each program has its own historical and cultural focus, the three overlap and share common questions . . . (read more)


Rice conference to celebrate Aristotle’s 2,400th birthday

HOUSTON – (Feb. 15, 2016) – After more than 2 millennia, the famed Greek philosopher Aristotle is ready to celebrate the big 2-4-0-0 in 2016. The 39th annual Workshop in Ancient Philosophy will be held at Rice University Feb. 19-20 for “An Aristotle Birthday Party.”


Tom Carroll

Unconventional students at Rice: From escaping Ohio’s snow to...

Brown College senior Tom Carroll parlayed his research at the intersection of science... Read more

Tom Carroll

Rice senior Tom Carroll wins Rhodes Scholarship

Rice senior Tom Carroll is one of 32 Americans chosen for a prestigious Rhodes... Read more