New 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.

Congratulations 2023 National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Awardees


This year, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded two Fellowships, a Research and Development Grant, and a Digital Humanities Advancement Grant. Please join us in congratulating this year's recipients.


Jennifer Bean (Cinema & Media Studies), 2018-2019 Society of Scholars Fellow, has been awarded a 2023 Fellowship for her book project, Junking Modernity: Early Cinema, Globalization, and the Question of History

Call for Applications: Grants Available to Design Translation-Focused Modules for Existing Undergraduate Courses

With the objective of making translation studies a more visible fixture of the UW undergraduate curriculum, the Translation Studies Hub is thrilled to announce a grant for the development of short (2-4 instructional hours) translation-focused modules for existing courses, which do not in and of themselves focus on translation. This call enthusiastically encourages all colleagues in the humanities and humanistic social sciences interested in designing a thematically focused course module on translation to send us a 500-700-word proposal by October 10, 2022. Six faculty members will receive a $250 research fund each to work on their modules during the 2022-2023 academic year.

ACLS Fellow Justin Randolph In Residence Fall 2022

Justin Randolph (History, Texas State University) has received an ACLS Fellowship for his research project, Mississippi Law: The Long Crisis of Policing and Reform in America’s Black Countryside, 1890 to 1980. As part of his fellowship, he plans to be in residence at the University of Washington in the Department of History and here at the Simpson Center for the Humanities.
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Call for Participants: Faculty Retirement Seminar

Retirement for faculty raises fundamental questions about what it means to be a professor and how one’s identity and purpose are defined by more than the specific demands of a ‘job’. The purpose of this seminar is to provide faculty with a structured setting for reflecting, meeting, and talking with UW colleagues, as well as deepen our collective appreciation of what experiences may be available in retirement and what steps we can take to ensure they will be positive and productive.
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