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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 >
The Simpson Center for the Humanities is excited to announce a new Collaboration Studio for 2022-2023: "Soft Data and Common Wares." The studio will feature a collaboration between the DXARTS Softlab (e-textiles and wearable technology lab run by Afroditi Psarra...Read More >
The Simpson Center for the Humanities announces our fellowship awards for 2022-2023 after receiving many strong proposals from University of Washington faculty and graduate students during our most recent fall funding round. Generally speaking, the Simpson Center Executive Board makes...Read More >
"Is There a Persianate Modernity" originally planned to take place on Jan. 28, 2022 with mostly in-person with some hybrid elements, including virtual presentations from speakers. The symposium has chosen to move online, and in doing so is now open...Read More >
This summer the Simpson Center is piloting Second Book Fellowships, offering funding ($10,000 in salary) for associate professors to give intensive attention to second book manuscripts that are near completion during Summer 2022. The deadline is Friday, April 1, 2022...Read More >
The Constance M. Rourke Prize is awarded annually to the best article published in American Quarterly that was written by a current member of the American Studies Association. Sonnet Retman wins the 2021 award for her article, “Memphis Minnie’s ‘Scientific...Read More >
Call for applicants: The Artist Fellowship Program at the Henry Art Gallery invites you to apply to participate in a conversation and workshop series, Ritual: Form & Function in Scholarly and Artistic Practice, for the Winter and Spring Quarters of...Read More >
Two emerging programs at the University of Washington and supported by the Simpson Center, The Translation Studies Hub and Global Literary Studies (GLITS) offer cross-cultural, interdisciplinary approaches to literary studies. "Does Global Literary Studies Have an Agenda for Translation Studies?"...Read More >