The Barclay Simpson Scholars Program consists of a biannual prize to honor exceptional faculty contributions to scholarship in public and biannual summer fellowships for six doctoral students to pursue public-facing projects. Inaugurated in 2021, the summer fellowship program was endowed with a generous gift from the Simpson PSB Fund in recognition of the value of the humanities to the public good. This visionary contribution to the future of our work has historical resonance: in 1997, a major gift from Barclay and Sharon Simpson endowed the Simpson Center, and what had previously been the University of Washington Center for the Humanities was renamed the Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities in tribute to Barclay Simpson’s father.
The Walter Chapin Simpson Center for the Humanities invites nominations of University of Washington faculty members for the Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public. Nominations Due Friday, February 15, 2019.
When the indie-rock band Girl in a Coma visited a museum in San Antonio in 2009, they found themselves included in the exhibition. The museum was featuring American Sabor, a bi-lingual celebration of the contributions of Latinas and Latinos to...
Gillian Harkins (English) has developed a new graduate seminar based on her work as a 2016 Mellon Summer Fellow for New Graduate Seminars in the Humanities. The fellowship, part of the Simpson Center’s Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New...
The transformations possible through the new bill demonstrate what this understanding of historical research can mean in practice.
It takes creative words to describe the energy that Michelle Habell-Pallán conjures through her boundary-breaking scholarly projects—the work that has earned her the 2017 Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public.
The American Council of Learned Societies announced that it has selected Professor Ralina Joseph (Communications) as an inaugural Mellon/ACLS Scholars & Society Fellow.
The Walter Chapin Simpson Center mourns the passing of the visionary philanthropist Barclay Simpson on November 8, 2014. In honor of his memory, the Simpson Center announces the Barclay Simpson Prize for Scholarship in Public.