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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 >
In mid-November, the Simpson Center sent three of its past fellows in digital humanities and public scholarship to the National Humanities Conference in Honolulu, Hawai'i. Their panel, “Digital Public Humanities: Navigating Community and Identity in the 21st Century,” was designed...Read More >
Congratulations to Associate Professor of Asian Languages and Literature Justin Jesty, whose book, Art and Engagement in Early Postwar Japan (Cornell), was recently awarded the Association for the Study of Arts of the Present's 2019 Book Prize. Art and Engagement...Read More >
To explain how her Culture, Art, and Technology class has managed to attract so many students at a STEM campus, the Translation Studies Hub invited Professor Amelia Glaser to give a talk on Oct. 29.Read More >
We're excited to announce the launch of our new video series, Keywords, in which Simpson Center-affiliated scholars introduce ideas central to their work by talking about keywords that are specialized, complicated, contentious, or ambiguous. In our first episode, Katz Distinguished...Read More >
Congratulations to Joy Ann Willisamson-Lott, whose book, Jim Crow Campus: Higher Education and the Struggle for a New Southern Social Order (Teachers College Press 2018), has been awarded the Association of American Colleges and Universities’ annual Frederic W. Ness Book...Read More >
On November 20, Joel Alden Schlosser will be giving a talk, “Politics is for the Dogs: Diogenes the Cynic and Political Refusal,” that emerges from his current work as a 2019-2020 CHCI-ACLS Visiting Fellow in Residence at the Simpson Center...Read More >
The October issue of The Professional Geographer includes “Negative Research: Sonic Methods in Geography and their Limits,” an article by Key MacFarlane, a 2016 Mellon Summer Fellow for New Public Projects in the Humanities.Read More >
The October issue of The Professional Geographer includes “Negative Research: Sonic Methods in Geography and their Limits,” an article by Key MacFarlane, a 2016 Mellon Summer Fellow for New Public Projects in the Humanities.Read More >
On Thursday, September 19, organizers and activists were in the final phases of preparing for what would become the largest climate mobilization in history. Over the course of the following week, an estimated 7.6 million people would strike for climate...Read More >
Congratulations to Professors Marisol Berríos-Miranda (Music), Shannon Dudley (Music), and Michelle Habell-Pallán (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies), whose bilingual book, American Sabor: Latinos and Latinas in US Popular Music (University of Washington Press 2017) is the winner of Best History...Read More >
The Simpson Center is pleased to announce that Associate Professor of Classics Deborah Kamen and Associate Professor of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Sasha Su-Ling Welland have been appointed to the Simpson Center's Executive Board.Read More >