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Opened in the fall of 2015, Ng House is a lively central location for humanities activity on campus (broadly Art, Art History, Classics, Digital and Computational Humanities, English, History, Literatures, Languages, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theater and Performance Studies, and related interdisciplinary programs). It is home to students who share a passion for any dimension of the human experience. With its impressive facilities, Ng is a beautiful space and a wonderful communal resource both for its residents and other Stanford students.

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More About Ng House

The mission of Ng House is to provide an integrated learning and living environment, promoting a culture of informed inquiry, intellectual curiosity, and spirited participation. We host many events, and facilitate student-initiated and student-led workshops, dinners, and seminars. We organize field trips, welcome organizations from across campus, and work with the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis, The Stanford Humanities Center, SLE, ITALIC, and related Stanford departments to bring leading scholars to the residence and to encourage vibrant humanities programming on campus.

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Leadership Team

  • Gabriella Safran, Professor of Slavic Literatures, Senior Associate Dean of Humanities, H&S
  • Giovanna Ceserani, Associate Professor of Classics and Director of the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA)
  • Michele Elam, William Robertson Coe Professor in the Humanities and Faculty Associate Director, Stanford Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Institute
  • Marisa Galvez, Associate Professor of French and Italian and Faculty Director of Structured Liberal Education (SLE)
  • Roland Greene, Mark Pigott KBE Professor in the School of Humanities and SciencLeadership Teames, Anthony P. Meier Family Professor in the Humanities, Professor of English and Director of the Stanford Humanities Center
  • Natalie Jabbar, Assistant Director of Public Relations, School of Humanities and Science
  • Karla Oeler, Associate Professor of Art and Art History, Director of Immersion in the Arts: Living in Culture (ITALIC)
  • Clare Tandy, former resident and former RA at Ng Humanities House, graduate student in Management Science & Engineering
  • Elaine Treharne, Roberta Bowman Denning Professor of Humanities, Professor of English, Director of Stanford Text Technologies, and Resident Fellow at Ng Humanities House (until June 2022)
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Theme Requirements

Pre-assignment to Ng House will be considered for students who can demonstrate a love for the arts and humanities, and a desire to engage with each other and the world through humanistic inquiry.

Requirements If Pre-Assigned

  1. Active participation in one student-run and/or house run workshop or activity in autumn quarter, and one additional workshop or activity in either winter or spring quarter. Student workshops are typically special interest groups that meet for approximately 10 hours over a six or seven week period. This could be 90 minutes each week or several hours over a weekend. They are conceived, organized and run by the residents of Ng House, including the leadership team. Students from other dorms are welcome to attend. Fulfilling this requirement carries one unit of credit for students who enroll in English 50.
  2. Participation in house events, such as visiting speaker seminars and local trips.
  3. Commitment to creating a vibrant and engaged community at Ng House.
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Ng is located in...


Gerhard Casper Quad, 517 Cowell, 592 Mayfield, Grove, Kairos, and apartments in Mirrielees and Duan

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For more information about the residences in Gerhard Casper Quad visit the Residential & Dining Enterprises website