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Aria Fani, Assistant Professor of Persian and Iranian Studies, talks about his research, how he uses Translation Studies, and the concept of "untranslatability."Read More >
As we find ourselves in the throes of social distancing, we asked Simpson Center-affiliated scholars and staff what books they recommend. Here's what they suggested.Read More >
The Simpson Center for the Humanities is pleased to announce that Gozde Burcu Ege and Mediha Sorma will be joining the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Humanitarianisms: Migrations and Care through the Global South as pre-doctoral fellows for 2020-21. Led by...Read More >
Simpson Center director Kathleen Woodward writes about David Quammen’s book Spillover for an informed and compelling perspective on COVID-19.Read More >
The Simpson Center for the Humanities welcomes visiting scholar Sabina Vaught, who is currently in residence through June 2020. Vaught is working on a book project tentatively entitled, Vanishment: Disappearance as Gendered Punishment. This project continues the ethnographic study of...Read More >
On January 31, the University of Washington announced that its three campuses in Seattle, Bothell and Tacoma received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, an elective designation that indicates institutional commitment to community engagement.Read More >
Professor Heidi Pauwels (Asian Languages & Literature) was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship to work on her book, The Voice of India’s 18th-Century Mona Lisa: Songs by Rasik Bihari of Kishangarh. Pauwel’s project explores the poetry...Read More >
Congratulations to UW Professor Naomi Sokoloff (NELC/Comparative Literature), who, along with Washington University in St. Louis Professor Nancy Berg (Hebrew/Comparative Literature), won a 2019 National Jewish Book Award for their co-edited collection, What We Talk about When We Talk about...Read More >
As part of its fall events featuring researchers, activists, and artists whose practices and work are connected to translation, the Translation Studies Hub hosted a two-part talk on Nov. 22, 2019. Profs. José Alaniz (Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures)...Read More >
In 2016, the National Endowment for the Humanities announced a new program directed at change in doctoral education. The projects to be funded by Next Generation Humanities PhD grants would bring humanities PhD programs into alignment with a true diversity...Read More >
This summer, the University of Washington was one of two schools, along with the University of Massachusetts, to host the pilot program of the Mellon Foundation-funded MLA Teaching Institute, aimed at strengthening the teaching of English at access-oriented institutions through...Read More >
In anticipation of winter break, we asked Simpson Center-affiliated scholars and staff what books they’re excited to dig into once the end-of-the-quarter frenzy has wound down.Read More >