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Preserving the Lessons of the Seattle-SeaTac $15 Wage Victories

Demonstrators carry signs and flags

A groundbreaking new digital archive preserves the history of two hard-fought minimum-wage campaigns.

Announcing First Round of Funding Awards for 2016-17

Lectern on seminar table

The Simpson Center awards its first round of support to UW scholars for the 2016-17 year.

Mitchell and Sparke and Receive Fellowships to Study Biological Citizenship in Switzerland

Katharyne Mitchell (Geography) and Matthew Sparke (Geography and Jackson School of International Studies) have received fellowships to study at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland in fall 2016.

In Praise of the Welder-Philosopher: William D. Adams on the Humanities and the Common Good

Lyndon Johnson at desk in White House Rose Garden with crowd

The Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities argues for the practical value of the humanities for all citizens.

The Show Goes On: Examining Socially Engaged Art with a Banned Guest

Kitagawa Fram and Japanese installation art

Celebrated curator Kitagawa Fram was denied entry to the US, allegedly over military protests, but a robust examination of his work went on anyway.

Announcing Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2016 Attendees

Victoria harbor

Five teams of scholars will travel to Victoria, British Columbia, for the renowned training institute in June 2016.

NEH Chairman on Democracy, the Humanities, and the Public Good

Portrait of William D. Adams

William D. Adams, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, visits UW Friday, December, 4, 3:30 pm at the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House.

Prominent Japanese Artist Denied Entry to US for UW Art Conference

Kitagawa Fram and Japanese installation art

Artist and curator Fram Kitagawa has been denied a visa to speak at the University of Washington, allegedly due to his involvement in student protests in the 1960s. His keynote will go on as planned, with conference organizers reading his address, "Art in the Age of the Global Environment."

Louisa Mackenzie Publication Draws Attention from Times Literary Supplement

Louisa Mackenzie’s (French & Italian) recent essay on sea monsters contributes to a lively discussion on animal studies and identity in Early Modernism.

Environmental Historian Christof Mauch Discusses Sustainability Lessons from the Past

Christof Mauch portrait and leafy trees

Environmental history demands that we grapple with new questions, a renowned German scholar argues in a Katz Distinguished Lecture on December 2.

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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.

2017-2018 Sawyer Seminar Dissertation Fellowships

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

The Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR) invite outstanding University of Washington graduate students to apply for a $25,000 Sawyer Dissertation Fellowship for the 2017-2018 academic year on the topic of “Capitalism and Comparative Racialization.” Two Sawyer Dissertation Fellowships will be awarded. Fellows will be involved in the scholarly activities of the Sawyer Seminar. 

Announcing First Round of Funding Awards for 2017-18

Footsteps on snowy campus footpath

The Simpson Center Executive Board has made its first round of funding awards for 2017-18 after receiving many strong proposals from UW faculty, graduate students, and staff. Congratulations to our recipients!

Inside Higher Ed Features Arteaga on Doctoral Partnerships at Two-Year Colleges

Marian Lyles in classroom

Rachel Arteaga has written an article for Inside Higher Ed about new partnerships between two-year colleges and doctoral programs in the humanities.

Honey Authors Folk-Troubadour Book and Collaborates on Film

Michael HoneyMichael Honey (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Tacoma) has partnered with cinematographer and filmmaker Errol Webber to create a documentary about the life of Methodist minister and civil rights activist Rev. James Lawson. He also published a book on an influential folk singer and labor organizer, Sharecroppers' Troubadour: John L.

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.

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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.

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