Subscribe to the Podcast: "Going Public: Reimagining the PhD"

The Simpson Center is excited to announce the launch of Going Public, a podcast dedicated to exploring public scholarship and publicly-engaged teaching in the humanities. Since 2015, two successive Andrew W. Mellon-funded grant initiatives under the name "Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics: Catalyzing Collaboration" have supported public scholars at the University of Washington. The episodes of Going Public consist of interviews with Mellon-supported public scholars after they have launched their projects or taught their public-facing seminars.

Henry Luce Foundation Grant Announcement: Global Asias at the UW

The Henry Luce Foundation has granted $50,000 for the planning phase of a transformational initiative on Global Asias at the University of Washington.

The initiative, led by Rick Bonus (American Ethnic Studies) and Ted Mack (Asian Languages & Literature), will map out the current landscape of Asia-related research and community-engaged scholarship within and outside the University of Washington.

Advocating for the Humanities on the Hill

Every year, a coalition of humanities advocates gather in D.C. for Humanities Advocacy Day, organized by the National Humanities Alliance. Meeting with members of congress and their staff, the goal of the day is to advocate for continued federal support and funding for the humanities. This year, Habiba Ibrahim (English) and Michelle Liu (English) joined deans Todd Butler and Courtney Meehan of Washington State University as the delegates for Washington State.

Call for Proposals Spring 2024 Funding Round

The Simpson Center for the Humanities will begin accepting proposals for its Spring Funding Round on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Applications are due Friday, April 5, 2024.

The Simpson Center provides financial and administrative support for crossdisciplinary research, teaching, and engagement projects in the humanities and humanistic social sciences. We support a wide range of activities, including fellowships, cross-departmental research groups, scholarly conferences and symposia, community-engaged collaborations, and other projects.

Funding Opportunity: LARB Publishing Workshop

Applications to the 2024 LA Review of Books Publishing Workshop will be accepted from January 1-April 1. The Simpson Center will cover the application fees of all UW doctoral students in the arts, humanities, and social sciences who apply to the LA Review of Books Publishing Workshop and the tuition costs of a small number of UW doctoral students accepted into the program, which will be held entirely online from June 24-July 26, 2024.

Call for Proposals for Themed Summer Fellowships: Religious Cultures / Sacred Practices / Spiritual Teachings

In the summer of 2024, the Simpson Center for the Humanities will pilot faculty fellowship support with a thematic emphasis, convening a cohort of faculty actively working on research projects that address this year's theme: aspects of the broad spectrum of religious cultures, sacred practices, and spiritual teachings.

Going Public Season 2: "Audio From the Archive"

The 2023-2024 Season of Going Public features "audio from the archive" of Katz Distinguished Lecturers. Each month, we release a past lecture from speakers such as Robin D.G. Kelley (2010) and Wendy Brown (2008). We invite you to share the lectures with students in your classrooms and join us in listening to an archive of public lectures in the humanities. 

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