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German philosopher and political theorist Rainer Forst speaks on questions of religious and racial intolerance.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt forms an extraordinary mosaic of human grief and resolve, yet it risks fading into history. Learn about Anne Balsamo's work to bring it to life online.
Learn how the Teaching with Technology interest group brings together teaching assistants to explore how new technologies are changing the craft of teaching.
The Simpson Center welcomes Jonathan Hiskes as its new Web and Communications Specialist.
Anne Balsamo outlines her approach to the study and practice of technology-based innovation on Wednesday, March 4.
The Executive Board of the Simpson Center has awarded support to UW scholars for 2015-16. Funding from the Simpson Center supports a wide range of activities, including Society of Scholars and Summer Digital Humanities Commons fellowships for UW faculty and doctoral students, cross-departmental research groups, and scholarly conferences.
The Simpson Center welcomes two visiting scholars who are currently in residence: Shingo Nagaoka and Elizabeth Barry.
The Simpson Center announces a new four-year program—Reimagining the Humanities PhD—starting in July 2015, thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. At this time of accelerating change in higher education, Reimagining the Humanities PhD addresses the pressing need to take scholarship and teaching in the humanities to broader publics.
The Walter Chapin Simpson Center mourns the passing of the visionary philanthropist Barclay Simpson on November 8, 2014. The generosity of Barclay Simpson is legendary among our faculty, students, and staff at the University of Washington and among leaders in the humanities across the country. His transformative gift in endowing the Simpson Center in the name of his father, Walter Chapin Simpson, was followed by contributions that expanded our view of the humanities. In honor of his memory, the Simpson Center announces the Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public. The prize highlights one of Barclay Simpson’s key convictions and one of the center’s core missions: to foster scholarship in the humanities as a public good.
This year, WIRED’s research committee—a subgroup of WIRED members working to highlight research within the group—has organized a series of events around the life and work of Stuart Hall (1932-2014), a public intellectual whose contributions to interdisciplinary dialogue and social justice resonate with WIRED’s overall goals.
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 completed the Certificate in Public Scholarship in June 2015 at the University of Washington, where she is completing her doctorate in English.
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.