Simpson Center News

Victoria harbor
Five teams of scholars will travel to Victoria, British Columbia, for the renowned training institute in June 2016.
Portrait of William D. Adams
William D. Adams, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, visits UW Friday, December, 4, 3:30 pm at the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House.
Kitagawa Fram and Japanese installation art
Artist and curator Fram Kitagawa has been denied a visa to speak at the University of Washington, allegedly due to his involvement in student protests in the 1960s. His keynote will go on as planned, with conference organizers reading his address, "...
Christof Mauch portrait and leafy trees
Environmental history demands that we grapple with new questions, a renowned German scholar argues in a Katz Distinguished Lecture on December 2.
Hanauer endowment logo
Galya Diment (Slavic Languages & Literatures) leads six Hanauer Fellows in examining how cultural mixing shapes art in three port cities of the early 20th century.
Kashmiri militants tell UW anthropologist Cabeiri Robinson why they put down weapons and picked up shovels after a devastating earthquake.
A new program forges innovative forms of scholarship and teaching beyond traditional academic circles, supported by a four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Social movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter operate outside of electoral politics, a phenomenon Gregory is mapping through a groundbreaking digital project.
María Elena García leads a research cluster reconsidering our relationships with non-human lives, following a conviction that violence toward any life is violence toward all.
Amazon's dominance of the book-publishing industry and relentless focus on customer service may herald a new era in American fiction.