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Simpson Center News

Berlant and mask image
Affect theorist Lauren Berlant delivers a Katz Distinguished Lecture on March 2.
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The University of Washington has been invited to apply for a prestigious Sawyer Seminar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Samuels and Simpson Center logo
The Simpson Center welcomes visiting scholar Lisa Samuels from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.
Demonstrators carry signs and flags
A groundbreaking new digital archive preserves the history of two hard-fought minimum-wage campaigns.
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The Simpson Center awards its first round of support to UW scholars for the 2016-17 year.
Lyndon Johnson at desk in White House Rose Garden with crowd
The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities argues for the practical value of the humanities for all citizens.
Kitagawa Fram and Japanese installation art
Celebrated curator Kitagawa Fram was denied entry to the US, allegedly over military protests, but a robust examination of his work went on anyway.
Victoria harbor
Five teams of scholars will travel to Victoria, British Columbia, for the renowned training institute in June 2016.
Portrait of William D. Adams
William D. Adams, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, visits UW Friday, December, 4, 3:30 pm at the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House.
Kitagawa Fram and Japanese installation art
Artist and curator Fram Kitagawa has been denied a visa to speak at the University of Washington, allegedly due to his involvement in student protests in the 1960s. His keynote will go on as planned, with conference organizers reading his address, "...