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The Simpson Center’s Summer Digital Humanities Commons Fellowships support scholars pursuing research projects that use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the historical, social, aesthetic, and cross-cultural implications of digital cultures. Applications will be accepted starting Oct. 15 for the Summer 2014 fellowship term. The deadline is Nov. 15.
The Simpson Center has nominated ten graduate students to serve as HASTAC Scholars for the 2013-14 academic year, based on their advancement of digital scholarship at the UW.
The Future of the Environmental Humanities, a multi-day conference taking place at the UW Oct. 31-Nov. 3, seeks to spark the emergence of a regional network of environmental humanities scholars, who will come together to understand how the humanities may contribute to civic conversations about environmental change and to better define the place that the academic humanities have in this process. The conference’s keynote addresses—a Walker Ames lecture by Lawrence Buell (Harvard University) and a talk by Ursula Heise (University of California, Los Angeles) are free and open to the public.
Affect & Audience in the Digital Age is a symposium and performance event exploring the aesthetics of digital meditation in contemporary poetry. While poets have long been expected to connect with readers through carefully constructed emotional appeals, much poetic work is now written through impersonal digital methodologies such as crowd sourcing and data mining. Yet digitally mediated poetry can still have a particular affective density: even appropriated text from the Internet can convey the “powerful feelings” that Wordsworth described as the ideal for poetry.
After nine years at the Simpson Center, Miriam Bartha has accepted a new position as Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington, Bothell. She will assume her new responsibilities beginning August 2013.
Humanities Washington will honor author and former UW faculty member Charles Johnson with the 2013 Humanities Washington Award at the Bedtime Stories literary gala in Seattle Oct. 4, 2013.
Congratulations to CPS fellow Elyse Gordon (Geography) on receiving a PAGE fellowship to participate in the 2013 Imagining America Annual Conference and PAGE Summit!
Interested in scholarship with a public dimension? Don’t miss the essay, "The New Public Humanists" by Julie Ellison, which appears in the March 2013 issue of PMLA, the flagship journal of the Modern Language Association.
The Simpson Center is pleased to recognize Maurice Dolberry (Education) as the first UW student to complete the graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship (CPS). Dolberry, who entered the program in Fall 2011, completed his Certificate this spring, with the guidance of his CPS portfolio advisor Ralina Joseph (Communication).
Fourteen UW scholars have been selected to participate in the Society of Scholars fellowship program for the 2013-14 academic year. Facilitated by the Simpson Center, the Society of Scholars is an intellectual community in which scholars of diverse generations, academic ranks, and departmental affiliations contribute to and learn from one another’s work.