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Anthony Geist Awarded Knighthood by Spain

Anthony Geist (Spanish and Comparative Literature) has been awarded knighthood by Spain, one of the nation’s highest civil honors.

Michael Blake Awarded NEH Fellowship To Study Justice, Migration, and Mercy

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.

Vicente Rafael Publishes ‘Motherless Tongues: The Insurgency of Language amid Wars of Translation’

Longtime Simpson Center collaborator Vicente L. Rafael (History) examines the vexed relationship between language and history gleaned from the workings of translation in the Philippines, the United States, and beyond.

The Instagram Militia and the Limits of Empathy

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Tad Hirsch stitches together 80,000 assault-rifle selfies to examine America’s gun divide.

Simpson Center Welcomes New Staff

Erin Langner and Alison Fiorenza

The Simpson Center is delighted to announce two new staff members: Erin Langner, Program and Events Manager, and Alison Fiorenza, Administrative Coordinator.

Next Generation Humanities PhD - New Special Initiative

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The Simpson Center invites proposals for a new initiative contributing to nationwide conversations about new approaches to doctoral education.

Lauren Berlant: On Humorlessness

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Affect theorist Lauren Berlant delivers a Katz Distinguished Lecture on March 2.

UW Invited to Propose Sawyer Seminar Project to Mellon Foundation

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The University of Washington has been invited to apply for a prestigious Sawyer Seminar grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Welcome to Visiting Scholar and Poet Lisa Samuels

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The Simpson Center welcomes visiting scholar Lisa Samuels from the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

Adam Moore’s New Collection Draws on Information Ethics Conference

Adam D. Moore (Information School) has edited a new book analyzing the moral and legal foundations of privacy, security, and accountability, drawing on participants from a 2013 conference sponsored by the Simpson Center for 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.

GIG

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.

The Novel Is Dead; Long Live the Anti-Novel

David Shields is Professor of English at the University of Washington and the bestselling author of twenty books, including Reality Hunger (named one of the best books of 2010 by more than thirty publications), The Thing About Life Is That One Day You’ll Be Dead (2008), and Black Planet (1999), a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Tim Brown Awarded Humanities Without Walls Fellowship

Tim BrownTim Brown (Philosophy) has received a prestigious Humanities Without Walls fellowship to attend a three-week institute in Chicago this summer as one of 30 doctoral students selected nationwide.

New Cherniavsky Book “Neocitizenship” Examines “Political Culture after Democracy”

Eva CherniavskyEva Cherniavsky (English) has a new book about the changing meaning of citizenship in an era of US oligarchy, Neocitizenship: Political Culture after Democracy (NYU Press, 2017).

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From Chicana Punk Rock, Habell-Pallán Forges a Vision for Public Scholarship

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The new director of the Certificate in Public Scholarship draws on the cultural ferment among musicians, scholars, and communities.

Atkins Authors First English Book on Medieval Japanese Poet Teika

AtkinsPaul Atkins (Asian Languages & Literature) has a new book with the University of Hawaiʻi Press about the influential Japanese poet Fujiwara no Teika (1162–1241). The book, Teika: The Life and Works of a Medieval Japanese Poet (2017), is the first book-length study of Teika in English.

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Race and Capitalism Receive Year-Long Investigation through $175,000 Sawyer Seminar Grant

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An interdisciplinary group of faculty and graduate students examine the tangle of capitalism and race since the origins of European colonialism.

Call for Nominations: Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public

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The Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities invites nominations of University of Washington faculty members for the Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public. The award honors Barclay Simpson’s transformative gift in endowing the Simpson Center in memory of his father and highlights one of the center’s core missions: to foster the humanities as a public good.

2017-2018 Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship

Submission/Application Deadline: 
Fri, 02/10/2017 (All day)

The Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR) at the University of Washington is seeking applications for a one-year Andrew W. Mellon Sawyer Seminar Postdoctoral Fellowship on the topic of “Capitalism and Comparative Racialization.” We invite recent PhDs from the humanities and social sciences (from any institution) to apply for the 2017-2018 academic year. The fellowship carries a salary of $55,000 a year (plus health benefits).

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2017 Attendees

For the sixth year, the Simpson Center co-sponsored the University of Victoria’s renowned Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI).

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