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Gerhard Casper Quad: Ng

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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, English, History, Literatures, Languages, Linguistics, Music, Philosophy, Religious Studies, Theater and Performance Studies, and related interdisciplinary programs), and physical home to students who share a passion for any dimension of the human experience. With its impressive facilities, Ng House is a beautiful space and a wonderful communal resource both for its residents and other Stanford students.

The house is home to over 120 upper class students in singles and two-room doubles on three floors, adjacent to the Gerhard Casper Dining Commons. We are also privileged to have a Stanford graduate student and postdoctoral fellow living in the house as part of our staff team. In addition, we have a Visiting Scholar suite which allows us to bring faculty into the Ng community to share their interests and areas of study with the students in a residential setting. Ng House features a fabulous lounge and kitchen, where students can cook, socialize, and enjoy the many events that the community puts on. There are reading nooks and small work-spaces on every floor; and a reading room, a music practice room, and a creative workspace. 

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, facilitating student-initiated and student-led workshops, organizing field trips, and serving as the locus for those who are interested in the role of humanities in today’s society. We partner with various centers and organizations across campus, including 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.

Resident Fellows

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Elaine Treharne and Andy Fryett, who are British, came to Stanford in the fall of 2012. They moved into the Ng House in 2017, with their two dogs, two cats, and two children.

Elaine is a Professor in the Department of English, the Director of Stanford Text Technologies, and affiliate faculty of the HAI, the Europe Center, and the Woods Institute. She specializes in Medieval Literature and the History of Information Technologies. She collects vintage handwritten ephemera: manuscripts, notebooks, autograph books, and scrapbooks. Andy is a project manager in Student Affairs.

Andy and Elaine are both keen musicians: Andy plays the guitar and is a frustrated songwriter and composer, and Elaine sings in the MemChu choir. They also love reading, watching British television, rugby and soccer, and drinking many many cups of tea.

They are looking forward very much to helping students make the most of their hopefully amazing Stanford experience, and their focus is on building a caring community at Ng House.

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A lively central location for humanities (located in Ng) activity on campus and the physical home to students who share a passion for any dimension of the human experience.

Photograph of Ng exterior.