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Atkins Authors First English Book on Medieval Japanese Poet Teika Paul Atkins (Asian Languages & Literature) has a new book with the University of Hawaiʻi Press about the influential Japanese poet Fujiwara no Teika (1162–1241). The book, Teika: The Life and...
NEH Awards $179,000 for Urban-Nature Summer Institute at UW The National Endowment for the Humanities has awarded nearly $180,000 for a new summer institute on the urban environment at the Simpson Center for the Humanities at the University of Washington. The...
Next Generation Humanities PhD - New Special Initiative The Simpson Center invites proposals for a new initiative, Next Generation Humanities PhD.  Across the country, doctoral education in the humanities is being reimagined in multiple ways. From...

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The Simpson Center provides financial and administrative support for crossdisciplinary research, teaching, and engagement projects. Simpson Center funding sponsors a wide range of activities, including fellowships for UW faculty and doctoral students, cross-departmental research groups, scholarly conferences and symposia, and community-engaged collaborations. Read more

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Each year, the Simpson Center receives generous gifts that provide support for a wide range of activities on the UW campus and in the greater Seattle community. These contributions enable the Simpson Center to foster the growth of existing programs and to provide support for new initiatives in the development of cutting edge research, innovative teaching, and campus-community engagement. Learn about ways to give

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