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This year’s submission deadline for the Simpson Center’s Fall Funding Round is Nov. 15. Funding covers the term July 2014-June 2015.
The Simpson Center’s Summer Digital Humanities Commons Fellowships support scholars pursuing research projects that use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the historical, social, aesthetic, and cross-cultural implications of digital cultures. Applications will be accepted starting Oct. 15 for the Summer 2014 fellowship term. The deadline is Nov. 15.
The Simpson Center has nominated ten graduate students to serve as HASTAC Scholars for the 2013-14 academic year, based on their advancement of digital scholarship at the UW.
The Future of the Environmental Humanities, a multi-day conference taking place at the UW Oct. 31-Nov. 3, seeks to spark the emergence of a regional network of environmental humanities scholars, who will come together to understand how the humanities may contribute to civic conversations about environmental change and to better define the place that the academic humanities have in this process. The conference’s keynote addresses—a Walker Ames lecture by Lawrence Buell (Harvard University) and a talk by Ursula Heise (University of California, Los Angeles) are free and open to the public.
Affect & Audience in the Digital Age is a symposium and performance event exploring the aesthetics of digital meditation in contemporary poetry. While poets have long been expected to connect with readers through carefully constructed emotional appeals, much poetic work is now written through impersonal digital methodologies such as crowd sourcing and data mining. Yet digitally mediated poetry can still have a particular affective density: even appropriated text from the Internet can convey the “powerful feelings” that Wordsworth described as the ideal for poetry.
After nine years at the Simpson Center, Miriam Bartha has accepted a new position as Director of Graduate Programs in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences (IAS) at the University of Washington, Bothell. She will assume her new responsibilities beginning August 2013.
Humanities Washington will honor author and former UW faculty member Charles Johnson with the 2013 Humanities Washington Award at the Bedtime Stories literary gala in Seattle Oct. 4, 2013.
Congratulations to CPS fellow Elyse Gordon (Geography) on receiving a PAGE fellowship to participate in the 2013 Imagining America Annual Conference and PAGE Summit!
Interested in scholarship with a public dimension? Don’t miss the essay, "The New Public Humanists" by Julie Ellison, which appears in the March 2013 issue of PMLA, the flagship journal of the Modern Language Association.
The Simpson Center is pleased to recognize Maurice Dolberry (Education) as the first UW student to complete the graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship (CPS). Dolberry, who entered the program in Fall 2011, completed his Certificate this spring, with the guidance of his CPS portfolio advisor Ralina Joseph (Communication).
The Simpson Center is a sponsor of the University of Victoria’s renowned 5-day Digital Humanities Summer Institute. We are especially interested in proposals from faculty and doctoral students with a collaborative research project; chairs and directors of graduate studies who want to learn more about DH; and librarians along with faculty and/or doctoral students in their fields.
Margaret O’Mara publishes new book Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth 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.
Rachel Arteaga is Assistant Program Director for Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Washington and an MA in English from Boston College.
Disability studies is a quickly growing field that approaches disability from a social-justice perspective.
Reading and Writing Affect is a monthly reading group and writing workshop that offers a thorough overview of the current field of affect theory and related discourses
Suhanthie Motha (English) has won the 2015 Critics' Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association.