Bridging Cultures, Connecting Histories
NEW — March 17, 2019

The Ricci Institute invites applications from for its study tour in Nagasaki (September 26-29, 2019) and its third post-doctoral workshop at the Kirishitan Bunko of Sophia University in Tokyo (October 2-5, 2019). Click here for the application flyer . Also see the following workshop information page.


February 2019

The successful applicants for the Summer 2019 Luce Post-doctoral Fellowships and Ricci Doctoral Fellowships have been announced.

December 3, 2018

Applications for the Summer 2019 Luce Post-Doctoral Fellowships (for post-docs and junior faculty) are now open. Please click here for more information.

Applications for the Summer 2019 Ricci Doctoral Research Fellowships (for doctoral candidates who have completed all course work) are now also open. Please click here for more information.

Please note: these two Fellowships and their respective requirements are distinct!

October 1, 2018

The second Luce international workshop for post-doctoral and junior faculty begins this morning at 9:00 a.m. at the at the James Ford Bell Library of the University of Minnesota and will continue until October 4, 2018. Click here for more information.

January 5, 2018

Applications for Summer 2018 Ricci Doctoral Fellowships and Luce Research Fellowships are now closed. Click here for more information about the Ricci Doctoral Fellowship and here for more information on the Luce Research Fellowship. Applications procedures for the Summer 2019 Fellowships will be announced later in the year.
September, 2017

The first Luce international workshop for post-doctoral and junior faculty was held at the China Centre of the University of Oxford from September 20-23, 2017. Click here for more information.
January, 2017

The Ricci Institute is now receiving proposals for publication in its new scholarly monograph series .

A webpage for the new series will be created in February 2017 on the site of Brill Academic Publishers .

Anyone interested in submitting a manuscript for consideration for publication may write to the Ricci Institute for more information by following this
link .
November, 2016

The Ricci Institute is very pleased to announce that last month Stephen Ford , joined our team as Editorial Assistant.
In addition to his work at the Ricci Institute, Stephen is a PhD candidate in History & East Asian Languages at Harvard University, completing a dissertation on law, punishment, and the rationalization of state violence during China's Yuan and Ming dynasties.

His scholarly interests include Chinese and Western intellectual and cultural history, as well as the use of computational methodologies in historical research.

Stephen has previously done editorial work for the journals, Frontiers of Philosophy in China and Philosophical Researches 哲学研究.

​Originally from Chicago, he holds an MA in East Asian Studies from Yale University and a BA in Mathematics and History from Grinnell College.