The episodes of Going Public consist of interviews with Mellon-supported public scholars after they have launched their projects or taught their public-facing seminars.
About the Podcast
The Simpson Center is excited to announce the launch of Going Public, a podcast dedicated to exploring public scholarship and publicly-engaged teaching in the humanities. Since 2015, two successive Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-funded grant initiatives under the name "Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics" have supported public scholars at the University of Washington. The episodes of Going Public consist of interviews with Mellon-supported public scholars after they have launched their projects or taught their public-facing seminars.
In addition to the podcast, the new Reimagining the Humanities PhD archive features over 9 full graduate seminar descriptions with downloadable, complete syllabi from faculty that received funding through the program to develop public scholarship courses that transform doctoral education. We are also proud to feature three public scholarship projects completed by doctoral students funded through the program.
We invite you to peruse the Reimagining the Humanities PhD archive, share these resources with colleagues, and subscribe to Going Public on your preferred platform, including Apple, Spotify, Amazon Music, Castbox, iHeartRadio, Pocket Casts, Radio Public, and Stitcher.
Show Credits: Annie Dwyer (Host and Co-Producer), Caleb Knapp (Co-Producer), Oliver Gordon (Sound Editing)
Save the Date:
The Simpson Center is hosting a celebratory party January 25, 2023. Mark your calendars and stay tuned for details!
The first three episodes air October 1, 2022, with subsequent episodes released on the first of each month through June 2023.
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October 1, 2022 (now available!)
Ep. 1: Richard Watts on "Activating the Risk of Failure: Translation as Public Scholarship"
Ep. 2: C. R. Grimmer on “Not Just Wishful Thinking: Public Scholarship and Activism"
Ep. 3: Colin Marshall and Ian Schnee on “Philosophers Are Very Trained at Tuning Things Out: Philosophy and Its Publics”
November 1, 2022
Ep. 4: Janice Moskalik on "The Questions We Keep Coming Back To: Pedagogy and Philosophy for Children"
December 1, 2022
Ep. 5: Jesse Oak Taylor on "Dwelling Critically: Ecocriticism and Public-Facing Writing"
January 1, 2023
Ep. 6: Julian Barr on “Politics of Memory: Digital Humanities and Queer Seattle”
February 1, 2023
Ep. 7: Leigh Mercer on "We Need to Be Listening to Graduate Students: Public Scholarship, Film Festivals, and Pedagogy"
March 1, 2023
Ep. 8: Regina Lee on "The Body Exists Online: Feminist Pedagogy and Digital Project Creation"
April 1, 2023
Ep. 9: Amanda Doxtater on “Sustaining Relationships: Community Partners, Film Festivals, and Flexible Pedagogy”
May 1, 2023
Ep. 10: Sara Goering on "Good Public Philosophy: Interdependence, Education, and Ethics"
June 1, 2023
Ep. 11: Stephen Groening, "Now That I’ve Had Three Sips of a Beer: Graduate Education and the Formation of Publics"