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Amazon's dominance of the book-publishing industry and relentless focus on customer service may herald a new era in American fiction.
The Simpson Center's Executive Board has awarded support to UW scholars for the 2015-16 year. Simpson Center funding supports a wide range of activities, including crossdisciplinary research clusters, graduate student interest groups, scholarly conferences, and projects in our new “other” category.
The Simpson Center for the Humanities announces six Mellon Fellows for Reaching New Publics in the Humanities.
What are we celebrating these days at the Simpson Center? We’re so glad you asked …
The research cluster Affect & Audience in the Digital Age brings a distinctly collaborative approach for rethinking poetry in the digital era.
Rainer Forst argued for a particular democratic notion of toleration in a full Kane Hall auditorium on Wedneday, April 29.
Jim Gregory's drive to bring history beyond the academy—at times exposing uncomfortable truths—makes him a fitting recipient for the Barclay Simpson Prize for Public Scholarship.
A recent talk by human rights activist Omar Barghouti brought into stark relief the challenge of debating Palestine in public.
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.
Catherine M. Connors (Classics) has received a Distinguished Teaching Award as part of the University of Washington’s annual Awards of Excellence.
The conference Teaching World Literature will bring noted leaders in the field of world literature to the University of Washington on October 21-22, 2016.
Philosopher Alison Wylie’s thought-provoking Katz Distinguished Lecture on May 19 will serve as the opening keynote to the conference Feminism & Classics.
Two Simpson Center collaborators have been awarded prestigious Guggenheim Foundation fellowships, which will allow them to pursue creative and scholarly projects over the coming year.
Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships support scholars pursuing research projects that use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways. Meet the 2016 Fellows.
The Simpson Center eagerly invites project proposals that support our goals of crossdisciplinary exchange and scholarship at the leading edge of change. We hope the following will be helpful in drafting your proposal.
The Evergreen State College historian and veteran media commentator urges academics to find their voice in the public square.
Anthony Geist (Spanish and Comparative Literature) has been awarded knighthood by Spain, one of the nation’s highest civil honors.
Michael Blake (Philosophy and the Evans School of Public Policy & Governance) has been awarded a summer fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities to study justice, migration, and mercy.