T.J. Clark is Professor and George C. and Helen N. Pardee Chair of Modern Art at the University of California, Berkeley. Clark is currently completing two books. The first is titled Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica, from which much of the Katz lecture will be drawn. The book centers on Picasso's conception of space and his struggle in the 1920s and 1930s to find a convincing alternative to the intimate, proximate “room-space” of Cubism.
Appiah asks profound questions about identity and ethics in a world where race, ethnicity, religion, and nationalism continue to realign and reform. In this lecture, he offers a moral manifesto grounded in a new cosmopolitan ethics which celebrates our common humanity and proposes practical ways to address our differences.
Summer Digital Humanities 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.
Every year the Simpson Center co-sponsors dozens of interdepartmental speaker events and conferences with small discretionary grants. Co-sponsorships are limited to $500 and do not require Executive Board review. The Simpson Center also co-sponsors events that feature UW faculty and graduate students as speakers or facilitators in community venues. Learn more about how to apply.
The following list of recent events provides an overview of the diverse events supported by co-sponsorship funds.