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The Simpson Center welcomes Jonathan Hiskes as its new Web and Communications Specialist.
Anne Balsamo outlines her approach to the study and practice of technology-based innovation on Wednesday, March 4.
The Executive Board of the Simpson Center has awarded support to UW scholars for 2015-16. Funding from the Simpson Center supports a wide range of activities, including Society of Scholars and Summer Digital Humanities Commons fellowships for UW faculty and doctoral students, cross-departmental research groups, and scholarly conferences.
The Simpson Center welcomes two visiting scholars who are currently in residence: Shingo Nagaoka and Elizabeth Barry.
The Simpson Center announces a new four-year program—Reimagining the Humanities PhD—starting in July 2015, thanks to a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. At this time of accelerating change in higher education, Reimagining the Humanities PhD addresses the pressing need to take scholarship and teaching in the humanities to broader publics.
The Walter Chapin Simpson Center mourns the passing of the visionary philanthropist Barclay Simpson on November 8, 2014. The generosity of Barclay Simpson is legendary among our faculty, students, and staff at the University of Washington and among leaders in the humanities across the country. His transformative gift in endowing the Simpson Center in the name of his father, Walter Chapin Simpson, was followed by contributions that expanded our view of the humanities. In honor of his memory, the Simpson Center announces the Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public. The prize highlights one of Barclay Simpson’s key convictions and one of the center’s core missions: to foster scholarship in the humanities as a public good.
This year, WIRED’s research committee—a subgroup of WIRED members working to highlight research within the group—has organized a series of events around the life and work of Stuart Hall (1932-2014), a public intellectual whose contributions to interdisciplinary dialogue and social justice resonate with WIRED’s overall goals.
Meet the new members of the Simpson Center team: Nirmala Singh-Brinkman, Malia Trick, Alison Fiorenza, and Benji Liang!
As of July 2014, the graduate Certificate in Public Scholarship is a three-way partnership between the School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington Bothell, the UW Graduate School, and the Simpson Center. The development of this partnership represents an important step in the institutionalization of publicly-engaged scholarship at the University of Washington.
Beginning Oct. 15, the Simpson Center will accept nominations of UW faculty and visiting scholars for the Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities series for the 2015-16 academic year. The deadline is Nov. 14. 2014.
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.
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.