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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.
Learn how the Teaching with Technology interest group brings together teaching assistants to explore how new technologies are changing the craft of teaching.
The Simpson Center welcomes Jonathan Hiskes as its new Web and Communications Specialist.
Anne Balsamo outlines her approach to the study and practice of technology-based innovation on Wednesday, March 4.
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.
The Simpson Center welcomes two visiting scholars who are currently in residence: Shingo Nagaoka and Elizabeth Barry.
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.
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.
This research cluster brings together faculty and graduate students for critical and cross-disciplinary conversations and activities concerning the cultural, political, and economic situation of Palestine and its framing in U.S.
Comics have entered university curricula and multiple annual conferences, such as the International Comic Arts Forum, specialize in comics scholarship.
The Moving Images graduate interest group brings together students from a variety of departments focused on the study of moving images, including narrative and documentary film as well as television and new media.
The African Media and Materialities research group focuses on media and materialities to bring together several strands of thought and research.
Teaching with Technology brings together graduate teaching assistants from various departments to discuss and develop technology-based teaching tools and lessons.
Space, Movement, and Translation brings together a diverse group of graduate students from different disciplines and backgrounds interested in novel ways of representing historical movement, space, and translation in scholarship.
The symposium Socially Engaged Art in Japan explores work that crosses the boundaries between art and social activism and how Japan’s experience can inform a global understanding of such work.
Rachel Arteaga holds an MA in English from Boston College and is completing her doctorate in English at the University of Washington, where she has taught courses in composition and American literature. Her dissertation, which she expects to defend in December 2015, focuses on feelings of faith—among them, hope, doubt, and joy—in American literature.
Each year the Simpson Center supports events in the greater Seattle community with small discretionary grants.Learn
Each year the Simpson Center co-sponsors dozens of interdepartmental speaker events and conferences with small discretionary grants.