Call for Applications: Grants Available to Design New Undergraduate Courses on Translation Studies

Three faculty members will receive a $1000 research fund to work on their syllabus during the 2022-2023 Academic Year. This call enthusiastically encourages all humanities and humanistic social sciences colleagues interested in designing a thematically focused course on translation to send us a 500-750 word syllabus abstract by September 1, 2022.

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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Now Open to the Public and Online: "Is there a Persianate Modernity?" Symposium

"Is There a Persianate Modernity" originally planned to take place on Jan. 28, 2022 with mostly in-person with some hybrid elements, including virtual presentations from speakers. The symposium has chosen to move online, and in doing so is now open to the broader public. We encourage you to attend the virtual presentations and discussions on Zoom, which you can preview through the linked Symposium Program, which is also screenreader accessible if you choose to download.

Sonnet Retman from "Sound Practices" Wins Publication Award

The Constance M. Rourke Prize is awarded annually to the best article published in American Quarterly that was written by a current member of the American Studies Association. Sonnet Retman wins the 2021 award for her article, “Memphis Minnie’s ‘Scientific Sound’: Afro-Sonic Modernity and the Jukebox Era of the Blues” (March 2020).