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The Simpson Center for the Humanities announces our Second Book Fellowship and Collaborative Project awards for 2022-2023 after receiving many strong proposals from University of Washington faculty and graduate students during our most recent spring funding round. Generally speaking, the...Read More >
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 >
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 >
Three faculty members will receive a $1000 research fund to work on their syllabus during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. This call enthusiastically encourages all humanities and humanistic social sciences colleagues interested in designing a thematically focused course on translation 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 >