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Simpson Center for the Humanities

2014-15 Co-Sponsored Community Events

Each year the Simpson Center supports events in the greater Seattle community with small discretionary grants. Learn how to apply.

July 12, 2014 | Book Printing: Xenology: Drawing in Response to Octavia Butler’s Dawn
Presented at Octavia E. Butler Birthday Tribute: Wild Seed
Sue Shon (Certificate in Public Scholarship Fellow)

2014-15 Series | Meany World Series
Honoraria were given to UW faculty for pre-performance talks and panels to help create scholarly context and engage public discussion surrounding performances of 2014-15 UW World Series.
Organized by Michelle Witt (Executive Director, Meany Hall & UW World Series)

August 1, 2014 | “Tiempo y azar: The Art of Arturo Artorez”
Jacob Lawrence Gallery, School of Art
Curated by Lauro Flores (American Ethnic Studies)

December 5, 2014 | Seattle Art Museum Lecture
“The Mela (Fair) and the Museum: Contemporary Art and Public Culture in India”
The talk situated the SAM photography exhibition City Dwellers: Contemporary Art from India in the context of recent exhibitions of contemporary Indian art in the West and debates on public culture, theorized by scholars as a contact zone between elite and popular practices in South Asia.
Sonal Khullar (Art)

May 22, 2015 | Closing Reception for Visual Ecologies and Solidarities: Art across the Americas, Hosted by La Sala
Support was given to the Latino-artist networking organization La Sala to host the closing reception for Visual Ecologies and Solidarities: Art across the Americas, a week-long series of events with visiting artists and activists from Guatemala, Martinique, and Peru.
Organized by María Elena García (Comparative History of Ideas)

Spring Quarter 2015| Texts & Teachers Tuition Scholarship
Two high school teachers, Scott Cleary and Debora Gianola, were given scholarships to participate in CompLit 240, “Writing in Comparative Literature” as part of Texts and Teachers, a curriculum development program and university/high school collaboration that has been in existence since 2000. The program links classes taught to over two hundred high school students in six area high schools each year.
Organized by Gary Handwerk (English) and Anu Taranath (English)