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Nash Receives $50,000 NEH Grant for Environmental History of American Engineering

Linda Nash (History) has received a $50,400 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities for research into how Americans’ approach to postwar development was shaped by the nation’s abundant resources and its history of settler colonialism in the American West.

Tihanyi and Athreya’s Math-Art Collaboration Featured by Geekwire and Linda Hodges Gallery

TihanyiThe tech news site Geekwire recently published a story about the collaborative work of Jayadev Athreya (Mathematics) and Timea Tihanyi (Art), a project supported by the Simpson Center studio grant Axiomatic: The Creative Process in Art and Mathemati

A Story of Liberation Preserved in LGBTQ History Project

Composite of images of demonstrators, activists, and others.

New website chronicles activists who made Seattle a national pioneer for gay rights.

Smithsonian Quotes Louisa Mackenzie on Early Modern Sea Creatures

Louisa Mackenzie (French & Italian) was recently quoted by Smithsonian for an article on Renaissance attitudes toward science and fantastical sea creatures, work that arose from her research in the 2012-13 Society of Scholars at the Simpson Center.

Cárdenas Connects Two-Year Colleges and Digital Humanities through Residency

Jaime Cardenas at seminar tableJaime Cárdenas, Jr. (History, Seattle Central College), is in residence at the Simpson Center for the Humanities during Fall Quarter 2016, where he is focusing on a number of projects related to digital pedagogy. He was awarded a competitive sabbatical by the Seattle District Colleges.

Moskalik Joins Seattle University Philosophy Department

MoskalikJanice Moskalik (Philosophy) has accepted a position as Instructor at Seattle University after defending her PhD dissertation this past August. Janice was awarded two fellowships through the Simpson Center’s Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics program in the past year.

Novetzke Co-Authors Book on Classic Bollywood Film, Dresses the Part

NovetzkeChristian Lee Novetzke (Jackson School of International Studies) has published a new book, The Quotidian Revolution: Vernacularization, Religion, and the Premodern Public Sphere in India (Columbia, 2016), about the cultural politic

David Shields: The Novel Is Dead; Long Live the Anti-Novel - Nov. 15

David Shields

The bestselling author and UW Professor of English delivers a provocative argument for "evolution beyond narrative" in a Katz Distinguished Lecture, 7 pm, Tuesday, Nov. 15.

Ruth Moon Receives Four Fellowships to Study Journalism in Rwanda

Ruth MoonRuth Moon (Communication), a fifth-year PhD candidate, has received four fellowships to support her dissertation research on the work culture of journalists in Kigali, Rwanda.

Ethnography Unbound: Experiments in New Scholarship

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Sasha Su-Ling Welland curates a series of creative projects pushing past the limits of traditional academic writing.

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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.

PhD

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

Announcing Funding Awards for 2017-18

Children playing in Red Square walkway

The Simpson Center for the Humanities announces its funding awards for the upcoming year.

In Defense of the Search Engine

Building exterior with giant sculpture of human figure

Google isn’t making us stupid, it’s opening a gold mine for scholars with the right tools, Daniel Shore argues.

Liina-Ly Roos Awarded Alvord Fellowship in the Humanities

Liina-Ly RoosLiina-Ly Roos, a doctoral student in Scandinavian Studies, has received the Alvord Fellowship in the Humanities for her teaching and her research in Estonian literature and film, Baltic cinema, and Nordic cinema and culture. She will join the Society of Scholars at the Simpson Center for 2017-2018.

Jesse Oak Taylor Wins Ecocriticism Book Prize

The Association for the Study of Literature and Environment praises his book The Sky of Our Manufacture: The London Fog in British Fiction from Dickens to Woolf.

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Fall 2017 HUM courses.

International Comic Arts Forum

ICAF 2017 logo with cat and pen

The 2017 International Comic Arts Forum highlights the latest research in the study of comic art through three days of dual-track academic panels, coupled with roundtable discussions, artist talks, and moderated presentations.

Haicheng Wang Receives Mellon New Directions Fellowship to Study Chinese Bells

Haicheng WangHaicheng Wang (Art History) has received a New Directions Fellowship from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to study Chinese bells found at archaeological sites and how ancient Chinese musical culture made an abrupt shift from the dominance of bells to stringed instruments.

Memory Construction and Emotion in India, Past and Present

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This symposium examines how Hindu, Muslim, and Jain cultural self-understandings were shaped in India’s past and how that relates to the present.

Algorithms Before Computers: Patterns, Recipes, and Rules

The celebrated historian of science, Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin, and Visiting Professor of Social Thought and History at the University of Chicago speaks on "Algorithms Before Computers: Patterns, Recipes, and Rules."

Michelle Habell-Pallán Awarded Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public

Michelle Habell-Pallán

The award recognizes community-building projects like Women Who Rock and American Sabor that create new forms of scholarship.

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