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In the spring of 2020, graduate student employees at the University of Washington (UW) sought to reimagine doctoral education. Negotiating terms for a new union contract, an overwhelming number of graduate students—ourselves among them—voted for the implementation of Individual Development...Read More >
Three faculty members will receive a $1000 research fund to work on their syllabus this summer. This call enthusiastically encourages all colleagues in the humanities and humanistic social sciences interested in designing a thematically focused course on translation to send...Read More >
Summary Justin Randolph (History, Texas State University) has received an ACLS Fellowship for his research project, Mississippi Law: The Long Crisis of Policing and Reform in America’s Black Countryside, 1890 to 1980. As part of his fellowship, he plans to...Read More >
Retirement for faculty raises fundamental questions about what it means to be a professor and how one’s identity and purpose are defined by more than the specific demands of a ‘job’. The purpose of this seminar is to provide faculty...Read More >
About the Conference Does the modern office floor plan of the skyscrapers redefine the division of labor? Does the thermostat in a documents archive secretly manipulate what we can read? We have little doubt in that Google shapes how we...Read More >
The Graduate Students of Art History (GSAH), who also run the Graduate Research Cluster, "Dismantling the Canon" at the Simpson Cetner, are pleased to invite you to the two-day virtual symposium “Dismantling the Body: Possibilities and Limitations in Art Making”...Read More >
To continue fostering public engagement opportunities through the Reimagining the Humanities PhD grant, generously supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Simpson Center is pleased to fund a limited number of UW doctoral students to attend the Los Angeles...Read More >
To foster continued connections between the UW and local community colleges, the Simpson Center has constructed a Community College Advisory Board. The Board consists of exemplary community college faculty and leaders occupying a wide range of institutional positions. Collectively these...Read More >
Kaitlyn Boulding, who co-leads the cluster with Caitlin Postal and Lauren Hanley, wrote an article on the group for the Simpson Center Medium news platform that explores how these questions are being variously answered and expanded the group ventures into...Read More >
About the CFP: Symposium Date: May 13, 2022 Submission Deadline: March 21, 2022 The Colloquium on Transcultural Approaches to Europe (Jason Groves, Olivia Gunn, Maya Smith, Kye Terrasi) invites proposals that engage the practices and visions of social justice pedagogy...Read More >
Inaugural Simpson Center Writer in Residence, Madison Snider (Communication) has published her first article, "The Vigilant Imagination of Abolition." The article is the first installment in a three-part series around this year's Keywords, a series that explores specialized, complicated, contentious...Read More >
2017-2018 Society of Scholars Fellow, Christian Lee Novetzke (The Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies) has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) for 2022. The fellowship supports Novetzke in completing his current...Read More >