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Simpson Center for the Humanities

2017-18 Co-Sponsored Events

Each year we co-sponsor many interdepartmental speaker events and conferences with small discretionary grants. Learn how to apply.

October 3, 2017
“Wives, Intellectuals and Ascetics: the Brahman Scholar Household in Early Modern India”
Rosalind O’Hanlon (Professor, Indian History and Culture, University of Oxford)
Organized by Christian Novetzke (Professor, Jackson School of International Studies)

October 3, 2017
“The Visible Invisibility of Words”
Jean François Porchez (Founder, Typofonderie and Director, ZeCraft)
Organized by Karen Cheng (Professor, Visual Communication & Design)

October 5-7, 2017
“Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) Meeting”
Organized by Scott Radnitz (Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies) and Yomi Braester (Professor, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media)

October 11, 2017
“Panel: Latin American Women in Film”
Organized by Tony Lucero (Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies)

October 12, 2017
“Publishing in the Humanities”
Ray Ryan (Senior Commissioning Editor, American and British Literature, Cambridge University Press)
Organized by Jessica Burstein (Associate Professor, English)

October 13, 2017
“Why Humanists Should Care about Information as a Concept”
Eric Hayot (Distinguished Professor of Comparative Literature and Asian Studies at the Pennsylvania State University and Director of the Center for Humanities & Information)
Organized by Eric Ames (Professor, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media)

October 18, 2017
“Introduction of Ron Chernow: Seattle Arts & Lectures”
Margaret O’Mara (History)

November 1, 2017
“JaneFest: A 200th Anniversary Celebration of Jane Austen’s Life and Works”
Organized by Juliet Shields (Professor, English) and Sarah Faulkner (Doctoral Student, English)

November 1-15, 2018
“Lecture Series: Baltic Films and Baltic Choral Music”
Ivars Cinkuss (Artistic Director, Gaudeamus Mens Choir, Riga, Latvia) and Eva Näripea (Estonian Academy of Arts, Tallinn)
Organized by Guntis Smidchens (Associate Professor, Scandinavian Studies)

November 13, 2017
“De Inga y Mandinga Panel: Performance of Afro-Indigeneity in Latin America”
Organized by Tony Lucero (Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies)

November 17, 2017
“Experimental Air Power: Early Drone Programs and the Emergence of Lethal Surveillance”
Kate Hall (Postdoctoral Fellow, Dartmouth College Society of Fellows)

November 21, 2017
“Panel: Social Movements and Leftist Governments in South America: Achievements and Challenges in Bolivia and Venezuela”
Organized by Tony Lucero (Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies)

November 29, 2017
“Museums as Agents of Social Change”
Mike Murawski (Director of Education & Public Programs for the Portland Art Museum)
Organized by Jamie Walker (Director, School of Art + Art History + Design)

December 1, 2017
“FemTechNet Critical Pedagogy Summit”
Organized by Luke Bergmann (Assistant Professor, Geography)

January 11, 2018
“Guantanamo, Lawlessness, and the Myth of American Exceptionalism”
Jonathan Hafetz (Professor, Law, Seton Hall University School of Law)
Organized by Jamie Mayerfeld (Professor, Political Science)

January 16, 2018
“Mobile Black History Museum Exhibit”
Organized by Ralina Joseph (Associate Professor, Communication)

January 26, 2018
“The Great Mistake”
Chris Newfield (Professor, Literature and American Studies, UCLA) and Mike Meranze (Professor, History, UCLA)
Organized by Eva Cherniavsky (Professor, English)

January 30, 2018
“Political Theory for the Real World”
Michael Goodhart (Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Pittsburgh)
Organized by Jamie Mayerfeld (Professor, Political Science)

February 16, 2018
“Notes on Uncountry”
Yanara Friedland (German-American writer, translator, and teacher)
Organized by Brigitte Prutti (Professor, Germanics)

March 5, 2018
“Panel: Immigrant Rights and the Northwest Detention Center”
Organized by Vanessa Freije (Assistant Professor, Jackson School of International Studies)

March 6, 2018
“Jane Taylor on William Kentridge”
Jane Taylor (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Chair in Aesthetic Theory and Material Performance, University of Western Cape)
Organized by Catherine Cole (Professor of Drama and Dean of the Arts)

March 8, 2018
“Histories of Breastfeeding in South Africa: Political Economies, Materialities, and Intimacies”
Catherine Burns (Associate Professor, History, University of Pretoria)
Organized by Lynn Thomas (Professor, History)

March 10, 2018
“MOHAI and Women Who Rock” (un)Conference
Nicole Robert (Museum of History and Industry)

March 20-April 20, 2018
“Exhibition: Braceros Photographed by the Hermanos Mayo”
Organized by Cynthia Steele (Professor, Comparative Literature, Cinema & Media)

March 29, 2018
“Crossed Readings: Cervantes, Ricoeur, Borges and Freud”
Roger Chartier (Professor at the Collège de France, Annenberg Visiting Professor of History, University of Pennsylvania)
Organized by Geoffrey Turnovsky (Associate Professor, French & Italian Studies)

April, 2018
“Indigenous Poets Series”
Organized by Chadwick Allen (Professor, American Indian Studies)

April 6, 2018
“Symposium: The Mongol Empire and its Legacy”
Organized by Joel Walker (Associate Professor, History)

April 10, 2018
“Chris Jordan's Albatross (2017): Screening and Conversation with Filmmaker”
Organized by María Elena García (Associate Professor, Comparative History of Ideas)

April 16, 2018
“American Empire: A Global History”
A.G. Hopkins (Professor, History, University of Cambridge)
Organized by Mark Metzler (Professor, History)

April 19, 2018
“Nepali Literature on the World Stage”
Manjushree Thapa (Writer)
Organized by David Citrin (Co-Director, Nepal Studies Initiative, South Asia Center)

April 27, 2018
“Sweating Sarees: Interactive Multimedia Dance Performance and Panel Discussion”
Organized by S. Charusheela (Professor, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell)

April 28, 2018
“Workshop: Philosophy of Probability”
Organized by Ben Feintzeig (Assistant Professor, Philosophy)

May 1, 2018
“French Colonial History Society Annual Meeting”
Organized by Raymond Jonas (Professor, History) and Tony Lucero (Associate Professor, Jackson School of International Studies)

May 4-5, 2018
“SIFF and Chief Sealth International High School Latinx Film Partnership”
Leigh Mercer (Spanish & Portuguese Studies)

May 11, 2018
“Being a Hedgehog: Isolation, Creativity, and Destruction: Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference”
Organized by Justin Mohler (Graduate Student, Germanics)

May 17, 2018
“The Case for Energies in the Arts”
Douglas Kahn (Professor of Media and Innovation, National Institute for Experimental Arts)
Organized by Rebecca Cummins (Professor, School of Art + Art History + Design)

May 17, 2018
“Book Launch Celebration: American Sabor: Latinos and Latinas in US Popular Music
Organized by Shannon Dudley (Associate Professor, Ethnomusicology)

May 30, 2018
“FITE: Formerly Incarcerated to Education Film Screening and Reception”
Mikayla Svob and Angela Durán Real (University Beyond Bars)

June 9, 2018
“Trans-Pacific Workshop”
Organized by Ted Mack (Associate Professor, Asian Languages & Literature)