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We are pleased to announce that William Bamber, a PhD candidate in the Interdisciplinary PhD program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies, was recently awarded a Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion fellowships.
Today, The American Council of Learned Societies announced that it has selected Professor Ralina Joseph (Communications) as an inaugural
The Simpson Center for the Humanities announces a new two-year program—Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics: Catalyzing Collaboration—starting in September 2019, thanks to a generous grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
UW Professor of English Gillian Harkins has facilitated a number of projects that center currently and formerly incarcerated people while collaborating with various groups to identify and develop pathways from inside prison to college campuses.
Greek philosopher Heraclitus said change is the only constant in life. However, what does it mean when the places we live and remember change? Are our history and memories still relevant? Artists Morehshin Allahyari, Trinh Mai, and Sara Zewde use...
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By Julian Barr
William Faulkner once wrote, “[T]he past is never dead. It’s not even past.” But how does the past remain in and inform our present? That’s what the 2019 Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference will explore April 5 and 6.
Jenna Grant (Anthropology) recently received a $10,000 Public Engagement Seed Grant from the Whiting