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Margaret O’Mara's New Book Chronicles Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century

Margaret O’Mara publishes new book Pivotal Tuesdays: Four Elections That Shaped the Twentieth Century

Humanitarian Jihad and the Problem with Essentializing Islam (Video)

Kashmiri militants tell UW anthropologist Cabeiri Robinson why they put down weapons and picked up shovels after a devastating earthquake.

Introducing Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics

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.

Suhanthie Motha Wins Book Award for Race, Empire, and English Language Teaching

Suhanthie Motha (English) has won the 2015 Critics' Choice Book Award from the American Educational Studies Association.

Mapping American Radicalism with Historian James Gregory (Video)

Social movements like Occupy Wall Street and Black Lives Matter operate outside of electoral politics, a phenomenon Gregory is mapping through a groundbreaking digital project.

Tell Us What You’ve Done with Simpson Center Support

We want to celebrate work that’s grown out of Simpson Center funding. If you’ve been involved with Simpson Center in any way, we’d like you to let us know about new books, publications, digital projects, community events, fellowships, postdocs, prizes, public activities — or any other scholarship that’s benefited from our support.

Drop us a line at schcom@uw.edu and we will make note in our new Scholars at Work web collection. You can tell us about the work of others too!

Postcolonial Animal Studies: Redefining What Lives Matter (Video)

María Elena García leads a research cluster reconsidering our relationships with non-human lives, following a conviction that violence toward any life is violence toward all.

How the Age of Amazon Is Reshaping Literary History

Amazon's dominance of the book-publishing industry and relentless focus on customer service may herald a new era in American fiction.

Announcing Spring 2015 Funding Awards

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.  

Introducing the Mellon Fellows for Reaching New Publics in the Humanities

The Simpson Center for the Humanities announces six Mellon Fellows for Reaching New Publics in the Humanities.

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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.

Palestine and the Public Sphere

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This research cluster brings together faculty and graduate students for critical and cross-disciplinary conversations and activities concerning the cultural, political, and economic situation of Palestine and its framing in US academic and public

What Knowers Know Well: Why Feminism Matters to Archaeology

Philosopher Alison Wylie’s thought-provoking Katz Distinguished Lecture serves as the opening keynote to the conference Feminism & Classics 7: Visions.

Current Electives

Current elective for the Certificate in Public Scholarship

Announcing Funding Awards for 2016-17

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

Monica De La Torre Joins Arizona State University as Assistant Professor in Media & Expressive Culture

Monica De La Torre (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in Media & Expressive Culture at Arizona State University.

Heekyoung Cho Publishes ‘Translation’s Forgotten History’

Heekyoung ChoHeekyoung Cho (Asian Languages & Literature) has published a new book, Translation’s Forgotten History: Russian Literature, Japanese Mediation, and the Formation of Modern Korean Literature (2016) with Harvard University Press.

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Announcing New Mellon Fellows for Reaching New Publics in the Humanities

Students talk in classroom with graduate student

These UW graduate students build connections between the UW and two-year colleges in the Seattle area, helping scholars and teachers understand the increasingly vital role of two-year colleges in higher education.

A World in Translation: AmazonCrossing Editors Reveal Inside View on Publishing

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Gabriella Page-Fort and Elizabeth DeNoma visit UW to describe Amazon’s foray into the long-neglected field of translation publishing.

Angela Durán Real Surveys Study-Abroad Attitudes at Two-Year College

Angela Durán Real (Spanish & Portuguese) has conducted an innovative survey on attitudes toward study-abroad programs at South Seattle College.

Catherine M. Connors Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Catherine M. Connors (Classics) has received a Distinguished Teaching Award as part of the University of Washington’s annual Awards of Excellence.

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