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An interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students examine the tangle of capitalism and race since the origins of European colonialism.
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The Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities invites nominations of University of Washington faculty members for the Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public.
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The Simpson Center Executive Board has made its first round of funding awards for 2017-18 after receiving many strong proposals from UW faculty, graduate students, and staff. Congratulations to our recipients!
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Rachel Arteaga has written an article for Inside Higher Ed about new partnerships between two-year colleges and doctoral programs in the humanities.
Linda Nash (History) has received a $50,400 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for research into how Americans’ approach to postwar development was shaped by the nation’s abundant resources and its history of settler colonialism in...
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New website chronicles activists who made Seattle a national pioneer for gay rights.
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The bestselling author and UW Professor of English delivers a provocative argument for "evolution beyond narrative" in a Katz Distinguished Lecture, 7 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 15.
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Sasha Su-Ling Welland curates a series of creative projects pushing past the limits of traditional academic writing.
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Bringing philosophy to children and shaking up attitudes toward study-abroad trips, UW graduate students are broadening the notion of successful scholarship.
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Historian Phillip Thurtle draws on genetics, comics, film, and a vast array of cultural mythology to probe a question that haunts our collective past.