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The Simpson Center welcomes two visiting scholars who are currently in residence: Shingo Nagaoka and Elizabeth Barry.
The Simpson Center and the UW closed the 2011-12 academic year by hosting a wealth of brilliant minds, such as Pheng Cheah, Alice Kaplan, and Nick Mitchell, to name but a few.
On Tuesday, May 15, Diana Taylor will present the third Katz Distinguished Lecture of the 2011-2012 academic year. Working at the intersection of scholarship, artistic expression and politics, she will explore what options for political and economic justice people have when electoral processes have been violated or corrupted, the media sequestered in the hands of power-brokers, and official institutions unable to adjudicate in ways acknowledged as transparent and legitimate.
Victoria Lawson, Cathy Davidson, and Josiah Ober have been named Katz Distinguished Lecturers in the Humanities for the 2012-2013 academic year. One of the most distinguished awards in the humanities at UW, the Katz lectureship recognizes scholars and emphasizes the role of the humanities in liberal education. Each year, one UW faculty member and two scholars from outside institutions are awarded the title.
Dylan Rodríguez gave a compelling lecture at the UW during Winter 2012. And he was not the only one; the Simpson Center and the University of Washington had the honor of hosting a number of brilliant scholars over Winter Quarter.
Widely recognized as a typographic icon in his native France, type designer Jean François Porchez visits the UW this week to work with UW students and faculty. He will also be delivering two free public lectures and visiting professional design firms in the Seattle area.
At another moment of capitalist crisis, George Orwell wrote: “Under the capitalist system, in order that England may live in comparative comfort, a hundred million Indians must live on the verge of starvation– an evil state of affairs, but you acquiesce in it every time you step into a taxi or eat a plate of strawberries and cream.” In a lecture entitled “The Beneficiary: Cosmopolitanism and Inequality,” Bruce Robbins returns to this challenge to ask, “What do we think of it now?” Robbins speaks on Thursday, February 2 at 4:00 p.m. in Communications 120, as part of the Joff Hanauer Lectures in Western Civilization series.
One of the most common forms of Japanese painting is the handscroll, or emaki. A horizontal, illustrative narrative form that was created during the 11th—16th centuries, the emaki combines both text and pictures to depict stories of battles, religion, the supernatural, romance, and folk tales. This quarter, ten UW students have the opportunity to delve deep into emaki study, through an immersive bilingual seminar co-taught by UW professor Cynthea Bogel (Art History) and two visiting art historians/painting experts from Japan, Satomi Yamamoto (Kyōritsu Women’s University, Tokyo) and Akira Takagishi (Tokyo Institute of Technology).
On Tuesday, January 17, Doris Sommer will present the second Katz Distinguished Lecture of the 2011-2012 academic year. Her talk will explore the intersections of the arts, humanities, and social justice with a focus on Bogota, Columbia.
Wendy Brown (Political Science, University of California, Berkeley) is just one of the many scholars who graced the Simpson Center and the University of Washington with her brilliance in Fall 2011, as part of our programs and events co-sponsored with other campus units.