Welcome to the Simpson Center

Debating Palestine in the Public Sphere Why is it so difficult to have civil discussion in public about the Israel-Palestine conflict? A group of University of Washington faculty and students is studying this question as a... Read more
Digitizing the AIDS Quilt to Fight Cultural Amnesia The AIDS Memorial Quilt forms an extraordinary mosaic of human grief and resolve. The collection of more than 48,000 hand-stitched panels, begun in a San Francisco backyard in 1987, reveals... Read more
Rainer Forst Delivers Spring Katz Lecture on “Toleration and Democracy” Please join us on Wednesday, April 29, as Rainer Forst delivers the Spring 2015 Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities. His lecture, “Toleration and Democracy,” takes place at 7 pm in... Read more
Certificate in Public Scholarship The Certificate in Public Scholarship is a partnership of the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences, the UW Graduate School, and the Simpson Center. The Certificate in Public Scholarship...
Digital Humanities Commons The Simpson Center offers annual summer fellowships for faculty and doctoral students to pursue research projects that use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the...
HUM Courses The Simpson Center offers a variety of courses at the graduate level that reflect its commitments to crossdisciplinary research, digital humanities and public scholarship. Course Offerings Spring...

Funding Opportunities

The Simpson Center provides financial and administrative support for crossdisciplinary research, teaching, and engagement projects. Simpson Center funding sponsors a wide range of activities, including fellowships for UW faculty and doctoral students, cross-departmental research groups, scholarly conferences and symposia, and community-engaged collaborations. Read more

Support the Simpson Center

Each year, the Simpson Center receives generous gifts that provide support for a wide range of activities on the UW campus and in the greater Seattle community. These contributions enable the Simpson Center to foster the growth of existing programs and to provide support for new initiatives in the development of cutting edge research, innovative teaching, and campus-community engagement. Learn about ways to give

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