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Debating Palestine in the Public Sphere

A recent talk by human rights activist Omar Barghouti brought into stark relief the challenge of debating Palestine in public.

Rainer Forst Delivers Spring Katz Lecture on “Toleration and Democracy”

German philosopher and political theorist Rainer Forst speaks on questions of religious and racial intolerance.

Digitizing the AIDS Quilt to Fight Cultural Amnesia

The AIDS Memorial Quilt forms an extraordinary mosaic of human grief and resolve, yet it risks fading into history. Learn about Anne Balsamo's work to bring it to life online.

Graduate Students Explore Teaching with Technology (Video)

Learn how the Teaching with Technology interest group brings together teaching assistants to explore how new technologies are changing the craft of teaching.

Simpson Center Welcomes New Communications Specialist

The Simpson Center welcomes Jonathan Hiskes as its new Web and Communications Specialist.

Anne Balsamo Delivers Winter 2015 Katz Lecture

Anne Balsamo outlines her approach to the study and practice of technology-based innovation on Wednesday, March 4.

Simpson Center Announces Funding Awards for 2015-2016

The Executive Board of the Simpson Center has awarded support to UW scholars for 2015-16. Funding from the Simpson Center supports a wide range of activities, including Society of Scholars and Summer Digital Humanities Commons fellowships for UW faculty and doctoral students, cross-departmental research groups, and scholarly conferences.

Simpson Center Welcomes Visiting Scholars

The Simpson Center welcomes two visiting scholars who are currently in residence: Shingo Nagaoka and Elizabeth Barry.

Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics

The Simpson Center announces a new four-year program—Reimagining the Humanities PhD—starting in July 2015, thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. At this time of accelerating change in higher education, Reimagining the Humanities PhD addresses the pressing need to take scholarship and teaching in the humanities to broader publics.

Simpson Center Announces Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public

The Walter Chapin Simpson Center mourns the passing of the visionary philanthropist Barclay Simpson on November 8, 2014. The generosity of Barclay Simpson is legendary among our faculty, students, and staff at the University of Washington and among leaders in the humanities across the country. His transformative gift in endowing the Simpson Center in the name of his father, Walter Chapin Simpson, was followed by contributions that expanded our view of the humanities. In honor of his memory, the Simpson Center announces the Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public. The prize highlights one of Barclay Simpson’s key convictions and one of the center’s core missions: to foster scholarship in the humanities as a public good.

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