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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, "...
Christof Mauch portrait and leafy trees
Environmental history demands that we grapple with new questions, a renowned German scholar argues in a Katz Distinguished Lecture on December 2.
Hanauer endowment logo
Galya Diment (Slavic Languages & Literatures) leads six Hanauer Fellows in examining how cultural mixing shapes art in three port cities of the early 20th century.
Kashmiri militants tell UW anthropologist Cabeiri Robinson why they put down weapons and picked up shovels after a devastating earthquake.
A new program forges innovative forms of scholarship and teaching beyond traditional academic circles, supported by a four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Social movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter operate outside of electoral politics, a phenomenon Gregory is mapping through a groundbreaking digital project.