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Ames Publishes Book on Landmark Herzog Film

Eric Ames, Professor and Chair of Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media, has published a new book on the Werner Herzog film Aguirre, the Wrath of God (1972).

Rewriting the Narrative of Success for Humanities PhDs

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Bringing philosophy to children and shaking up attitudes toward study-abroad trips, UW graduate students are broadening the notion of successful scholarship.

Why We Don’t Have Wings

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Historian Phillip Thurtle draws on genetics, comics, film, and a vast array of cultural mythology to probe a question that haunts our collective past.

Aguirre, Durán Real, and Gordon Lead Through Publicly Active Graduate Fellowships

AguirreMichael Aguirre (History) and Angela Durán Real (Spanish & Portuguese Studies) have received public engagement fellowships from Imagining America, an organization promoting civic and community involvement by scholars and artists. The two received support to attend Imagining America’s annual conference (Oct.

Poetry Collection, Prize, and Visiting Professorship for Jane Wong

Jane WongJane Wong, a doctoral candidate in English, has a new book, a poetry prize, and a teaching position that testify to her overlapping roles as poet and scholar. Jane joined Pacific Lutheran University as a Visiting Assistant Professor in September, teaching creative writing, Asian American studies, and first-year writing.

NEH Awards $179,000 for Urban-Nature Summer Institute at UW

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In 2017, UW faculty will lead college and university teachers in a three-week exploration of nature and the city.

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

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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.

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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.

Reiko Yamanaka Visits Simpson Center as Visiting Scholar

Reiko YamanakaReiko Yamanaka, Professor and Director of the Noh Theatre Research Institute of Hosei University in Tokyo, joins the Simpson Center as a visiting scholar in April and May 2017. Reiko is an accomplished scholar of noh drama and performance and the recipient of several grants from the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Bachman Creates Suzzallo Library Exhibit on ‘Bollywood and Bolsheviks’

Doctoral student Jessica Bachman (History) has created a new exhibit based on her work as a Mellon Summer Fellow for Public Projects in the Humanities.

DNA, Race, and Reparations

The Columbia sociologist and author of celebrated books on race, genetics, history, and medicine maps the rise of direct-to-consumer genetic testing. Presented at the UW as a Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities on March 8, 2017

Global Indigeneities Institute Leads to NSF and Post-Doc Fellowships

Two participants in last year’s Summer Institute in Global Indigeneities (SIGI) have landed prestigious fellowships that they credit, in part, to the inaugural institute at the UW.

Exploring Global Health ‘Partnerships’

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A uniquely collaborative research team unpacks a widely used but rarely scrutinized term in global health.

Whiting Public Engagement Fellowships

Submission/Application Deadline: 
Mon, 05/08/2017 - 18:00

The University of Washington has been invited to nominate up to two humanities professors for the next cycle of the Whiting Public Engagement Fellowship. These $50,000 awards “celebrate and empower faculty who embrace public engagement as part of the scholarly vocation.” Full guidelines and a link to the application portal for nominees is available on Dropbox. The guidelines also include links to prior Fellows’ project descriptions.

Khullar Wins Asian Studies Award for Book on Indian Art and Identity

Sonal Khullar (Art History) was recently awarded the Cohn Prize for a first book in South Asian Studies for her book Worldly Affiliations: Artistic Practice, National Identity, and Modernism in India, 1930-1990.

The Moral Failure of Crowdfunding Health Care

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The rise of crowdfunding on sites like GoFundMe reflects—and potentially worsens—inequities already at play in US health care, according to new research.

Summer Institute on Global Indigeneities

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Graduate students and faculty from across universities gather to focus on the intellectual and institutional challenges of articulating indigenous studies.

Lobbying for the Humanities in Washington, DC

Senator Patty Murray with visitors in Senate corridor

The Simpson Center’s Andy Nestingen and Jon Hiskes spoke with Washington state’s Congressional offices about the life-changing power of humanities and language funding.

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