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Amazon's dominance of the book-publishing industry and relentless focus on customer service may herald a new era in American fiction.
The Simpson Center's Executive Board has awarded support to UW scholars for the 2015-16 year. Simpson Center funding supports a wide range of activities, including crossdisciplinary research clusters, graduate student interest groups, scholarly conferences, and projects in our new “other” category.
The Simpson Center for the Humanities announces six Mellon Fellows for Reaching New Publics in the Humanities.
What are we celebrating these days at the Simpson Center? We’re so glad you asked …
The research cluster Affect & Audience in the Digital Age brings a distinctly collaborative approach for rethinking poetry in the digital era.
Rainer Forst argued for a particular democratic notion of toleration in a full Kane Hall auditorium on Wedneday, April 29.
Jim Gregory's drive to bring history beyond the academy—at times exposing uncomfortable truths—makes him a fitting recipient for the Barclay Simpson Prize for Public Scholarship.
A recent talk by human rights activist Omar Barghouti brought into stark relief the challenge of debating Palestine in public.
German philosopher and political theorist Rainer Forst speaks on questions of religious and racial intolerance.
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.
Margaret O’Mara publishes new book Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth 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.
Rachel Arteaga is Assistant Program Director for Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics. She completed the Certificate in Public Scholarship in June 2015 at the University of Washington, where she is completing her doctorate in English.
Disability studies is a quickly growing field that approaches disability from a social-justice perspective.
Reading and Writing Affect is a monthly reading group and writing workshop that offers a thorough overview of the current field of affect theory and related discourses
Suhanthie Motha (English) has won the 2015 Critics' Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association.