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MLQ Issue Highlights New and Digital Approaches to Literary History

MLQ journal coverA recent issue of Modern Language Quarterly draws exclusively from Scale and Value: New and Digital Approaches to Literary History, a May 2015 conference co-sponsored by the Simpson Center for the Humanities and the journal.

Chapbook Recaps Translational Poetics Symposium

Essay Press has published a new chapbook based on a January 2016 symposium on translational poetics organized by Affect & Audience in the Digital Age.

Adam Warren Receives ACLS Fellowship for History of the Cesarean Operation and Fetal Baptism

Adam Warren (History) was awarded a research grant for his collaborative research on Postmortem Cesarean Operations and the Spread of Fetal Baptism in the Spanish and Portuguese Empires.

Alondra Nelson on DNA, Race, and Reparations - March 8

Alondra Nelson

The author of celebrated books on race, genetics, history, and medicine delivers a Katz Distinguished Lecture on Wednesday, March 8.

Tim Brown Awarded Humanities Without Walls Fellowship

Tim BrownTim Brown (Philosophy) has received a prestigious Humanities Without Walls fellowship to attend a three-week institute in Chicago this summer as one of 30 doctoral students selected nationwide.

New Cherniavsky Book “Neocitizenship” Examines “Political Culture after Democracy”

Eva CherniavskyEva Cherniavsky (English) has a new book about the changing meaning of citizenship in an era of US oligarchy, Neocitizenship: Political Culture after Democracy (NYU Press, 2017).

From Chicana Punk Rock, Habell-Pallán Forges a Vision for Public Scholarship

Habell-Pallan interviews Girl in a Coma in front of camera

The new director of the Certificate in Public Scholarship draws on the cultural ferment among musicians, scholars, and communities.

Atkins Authors First English Book on Medieval Japanese Poet Teika

AtkinsPaul Atkins (Asian Languages & Literature) has a new book with the University of Hawaiʻi Press about the influential Japanese poet Fujiwara no Teika (1162–1241). The book, Teika: The Life and Works of a Medieval Japanese Poet (2017), is the first book-length study of Teika in English.

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Race and Capitalism Receive Year-Long Investigation through $175,000 Sawyer Seminar Grant

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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.

Call for Nominations: Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public

Barclay Simpson

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. The award honors Barclay Simpson’s transformative gift in endowing the Simpson Center in memory of his father and highlights one of the center’s core missions: to foster the humanities as a public good.

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provide UW faculty groups with leave to catalyze, deepen, or reconfigure cross-disciplinary research and to work toward publication.

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include speaker series, international research, and working conferences. They are selected for support based on their crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus.

This series provides an opportunity for UW humanities scholars to discuss their recently published books.

seed new collaborations between faculty and graduate students who share research interests.

The Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities Series recognizes scholars in the humanities and emphasizes the role of the humanities in liberal education. The series is named after Solomon Katz, who served for 53 years at the UW, as an instructor, professor, Chair of the Department of History, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs. All Katz Lectures are free and open to the public. 

(formerly Graduate Interest Groups) encourage crossdisciplinary collaboration among graduate students through organized readings, screenings, dissertation working groups, and other activities.

are awarded for faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate research through both internal and external grants.  

are supported by small discretionary grants that facilitate opportunities for interdepartmental lectures, colloquia, and conferences at UW.

fund extended crossdisciplinary, collaborative projects that are often aligned with Simpson Center initiatives.

include the tri-annual Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities and the Joff Hanuaer Lectures in Western Civilization.

at the Simpson Center includes interdisciplinary graduate courses and the Certificate in Public Scholarship.

supports projects that promote collaboration between scholars and community partners in education, governmental, non-profit, and grassroots organizations.

stand at the leading edge of change by promoting collaborative, crossdisciplinary research and transformational scholarship.

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Check here for a listing of scholarly blogs related to Simpson Center initiatives, programs, and projects.

Reading groups and microseminars with a number of UW faculty whose research interests dwell outside the usual purview of Asian American Studies.

In 2007, the Joff Hanauer Endowment for Excellence in Western Civilization was established through a gift from Seattle businessman and philanthropist Jerry Hanauer, in memory of his son. It supports two professorships and several graduate student fellowships in Western Civilization, in addition to a lecture series.

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This initiative, launched in 2016, contributes to nationwide conversations about developing new approaches to doctoral education.

provide UW faculty groups with leave to catalyze, deepen, or reconfigure cross-disciplinary research and to work toward publication.

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include speaker series, international research, and working conferences. They are selected for support based on their crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus.

This series provides an opportunity for UW humanities scholars to discuss their recently published books.

seed new collaborations between faculty and graduate students who share research interests.

The Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities Series recognizes scholars in the humanities and emphasizes the role of the humanities in liberal education. The series is named after Solomon Katz, who served for 53 years at the UW, as an instructor, professor, Chair of the Department of History, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs. All Katz Lectures are free and open to the public. 

(formerly Graduate Interest Groups) encourage crossdisciplinary collaboration among graduate students through organized readings, screenings, dissertation working groups, and other activities.

are awarded for faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate research through both internal and external grants.  

are supported by small discretionary grants that facilitate opportunities for interdepartmental lectures, colloquia, and conferences at UW.

fund extended crossdisciplinary, collaborative projects that are often aligned with Simpson Center initiatives.

include the tri-annual Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities and the Joff Hanuaer Lectures in Western Civilization.

at the Simpson Center includes interdisciplinary graduate courses and the Certificate in Public Scholarship.

supports projects that promote collaboration between scholars and community partners in education, governmental, non-profit, and grassroots organizations.

stand at the leading edge of change by promoting collaborative, crossdisciplinary research and transformational scholarship.

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Check here for a listing of scholarly blogs related to Simpson Center initiatives, programs, and projects.

Reading groups and microseminars with a number of UW faculty whose research interests dwell outside the usual purview of Asian American Studies.

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In 2007, the Joff Hanauer Endowment for Excellence in Western Civilization was established through a gift from Seattle businessman and philanthropist Jerry Hanauer, in memory of his son. It supports two professorships and several graduate student fellowships in Western Civilization, in addition to a lecture series.

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This initiative, launched in 2016, contributes to nationwide conversations about developing new approaches to doctoral education.

Comparative Study of Race

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The Comparative Study of Race graduate research cluster connects students across diverse fields to advance the critical and comparative study of race at the UW and other institutions.

Black Embodiments Studio

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The Black Embodiments Studio is a writing incubator and public lecture series that examines how definitions of blackness are produced and expressed through visual, aural, and affective realms—engaging three domains that underwrite the physical and metaphysical dimensions of inhabiting black skin.

Resource Sharing Across Departmental Modern-Language PhD Programs

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This Next Generation Humanities PhD program coordinates efforts across six modern-language departments to intelligently revamp their PhD programs on a scale that is appropriate for each, but from which all can benefit.

Historians at Work: Building Professional Networks

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Historians at Work: Building Professional Networks is an ongoing internship project that encourages graduate students in the Department of History to explore alternative career routes with partner institutions.

Texts and Teachers

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Texts and Teachers is a curriculum-development program and university/high school collaboration offering dual-credit linked classes to more than 400 high school students

The Past, Present, and Future of US Global Health Partnerships in Africa

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The term “partnership” has become a core value in the field of global health over the past fifteen years, signaling a rejection of older, more paternalistic modes of Western health interventions in Africa. We examine this term.

Writing Across Difference

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With a dual focus on developing scholarship and teaching resources, the group explores ways that power and difference (linguistic, cultural, disciplinary, and otherwise) are at work in writing and other forms of communication.

The Anthropocene

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This research cluster brings together faculty and graduate students to consider the provocations and implications of the Anthropocene thesis for the humanities.

Women Who Rock

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Women Who Rock examines the politics of performance, social identity, and material access in music scenes, cultures, and industries.

Improvisational Crossings: Social Dance as Interdisciplinary Intervention

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This two-day colloquium, open to the public, examines dances of togetherness, or “together dancing,” asking how connections and divisions between people and groups can work as both lens and method for engaging interdisciplinary inquiry.

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