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Richard Gray

Fabulation and Metahistory: W.G. Sebald and Recent German Holocaust Fiction
Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 7:00pm
Kane 220

T.J. Clark

Picasso’s Guernica Revisited
Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 7:00pm
Kane 220

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. 

Raymond Jonas

The Color of Africa: Black and White at the Battle of Adwa – Ethiopia, 1896
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 7:00pm
Kane 220

Robin D.G. Kelley

When Africa Was “The Thing”: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 7:00pm
Kane 130

Kwame Anthony Appiah

Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers
Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 7:00pm
Kane 120

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.

Gary Handwerk

Human, All Too Human II book cover
Human, All Too Human II and Unpublished Fragments from the Period of Human, All Too Human II (Spring 1878–Fall 1879): Volume 4 of The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche (Stanford UP, 2012)
Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Volume 4 of The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche contains two works, Mixed Opinions and Maxims (1879) and The Wanderer a

Summer Digital Humanities Fellowships

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. 

2012-13 Co-Sponsored Events

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.