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Wendy Brown

Porous Sovereignty, Walled Democracy
Tuesday, April 22, 2008 - 7:00pm
Kane 120

Wendy Brown is known for her subtle and sophisticated interpretations of political theory and practice. Her work elucidates the contemporary knots tying subordination and freedom, exclusion and equality, markets and democracy, state institutions and social movements. 

 Brown’s lecture will address the curious phenomenon that finds nation-states building physical walls at their borders. In an ostensibly connected global world, such walls raise a series of questions. What is the relationship between these walls and the erosion of national sovereignty by transnational forces?  Do the walls assert sovereignty or confess its failures? What is the relationship of economy and security at the site of walls? And what transformation in democracy do the new walls herald?

Mike Davis

Who Will Build the Ark? The Architectural Imagination in the Age of Catastrophic Convergence
Thursday, November 6, 2008 - 7:00pm
Kane 120

Steven Ungar

Making Waves: Documentary Film in Perspective
Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 7:00pm
Kane 120

David Knechtges

How to View a Mountain in Medieval China
Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 7:00pm
Kane 120

Stephen Hinds

Marvell’s Latin and Wordsworth’s Greek: Literature and Literalism in the Classical Tradition
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 7:00pm
Kane 110

Stephen Hinds investigates poetry across languages: he explores moments of connection between texts which approach the condition of translation without quite being the same thing as translation. For his Katz lecture, he examines the work of two poets: Andrew Marvell and William Wordsworth.

Dipesh Chakrabarty

Between Globalization and Global Warming: The Long and the Short of Human History
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 7:00pm
Kane 220

Dipesh Chakrabarty’s scholarship has been central to postcolonial history and historiography, from his early work with the Subaltern Studies collective and the publication of Rethinking Working-Class History: Bengal, 1890-1940 (1989) to Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial Thought and Historical Difference (2000; new edition 2007) and Habitations of Modernity: Essays in the Wake of Subaltern Studies (2002). 

Richard Gray

Fabulation and Metahistory: W.G. Sebald and Recent German Holocaust Fiction
Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 7:00pm
Kane 220

T.J. Clark

Picasso’s Guernica Revisited
Thursday, April 29, 2010 - 7:00pm
Kane 220

T.J. Clark is Professor and George C. and Helen N. Pardee Chair of Modern Art at the University of California, Berkeley.  Clark is currently completing two books. The first is titled Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica, from which much of the Katz lecture will be drawn. The book centers on Picasso's conception of space and his struggle in the 1920s and 1930s to find a convincing alternative to the intimate, proximate “room-space” of Cubism. 

Raymond Jonas

The Color of Africa: Black and White at the Battle of Adwa – Ethiopia, 1896
Tuesday, January 25, 2011 - 7:00pm
Kane 220

Robin D.G. Kelley

When Africa Was “The Thing”: Modern Jazz in Revolutionary Times
Tuesday, October 26, 2010 - 7:00pm
Kane 130

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provide UW faculty groups with leave to catalyze, deepen, or reconfigure cross-disciplinary research and to work toward publication.

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include speaker series, international research, and working conferences. They are selected for support based on their crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus.

This series provides an opportunity for UW humanities scholars to discuss their recently published books.

seed new collaborations between faculty and graduate students who share research interests.

The Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities Series recognizes scholars in the humanities and emphasizes the role of the humanities in liberal education. The series is named after Solomon Katz, who served for 53 years at the UW, as an instructor, professor, Chair of the Department of History, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs. All Katz Lectures are free and open to the public. 

(formerly Graduate Interest Groups) encourage crossdisciplinary collaboration among graduate students through organized readings, screenings, dissertation working groups, and other activities.

are awarded for faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate research through both internal and external grants.  

are supported by small discretionary grants that facilitate opportunities for interdepartmental lectures, colloquia, and conferences at UW.

fund extended crossdisciplinary, collaborative projects that are often aligned with Simpson Center initiatives.

include the tri-annual Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities and the Joff Hanuaer Lectures in Western Civilization.

at the Simpson Center includes interdisciplinary graduate courses and the Certificate in Public Scholarship.

supports projects that promote collaboration between scholars and community partners in education, governmental, non-profit, and grassroots organizations.

stand at the leading edge of change by promoting collaborative, crossdisciplinary research and transformational scholarship.

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Reading groups and microseminars with a number of UW faculty whose research interests dwell outside the usual purview of Asian American Studies.

In 2007, the Joff Hanauer Endowment for Excellence in Western Civilization was established through a gift from Seattle businessman and philanthropist Jerry Hanauer, in memory of his son. It supports two professorships and several graduate student fellowships in Western Civilization, in addition to a lecture series.

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This initiative, launched in 2016, contributes to nationwide conversations about developing new approaches to doctoral education.

provide UW faculty groups with leave to catalyze, deepen, or reconfigure cross-disciplinary research and to work toward publication.

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include speaker series, international research, and working conferences. They are selected for support based on their crossdisciplinary and interdisciplinary focus.

This series provides an opportunity for UW humanities scholars to discuss their recently published books.

seed new collaborations between faculty and graduate students who share research interests.

The Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities Series recognizes scholars in the humanities and emphasizes the role of the humanities in liberal education. The series is named after Solomon Katz, who served for 53 years at the UW, as an instructor, professor, Chair of the Department of History, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, Provost, and Vice President for Academic Affairs. All Katz Lectures are free and open to the public. 

(formerly Graduate Interest Groups) encourage crossdisciplinary collaboration among graduate students through organized readings, screenings, dissertation working groups, and other activities.

are awarded for faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate research through both internal and external grants.  

are supported by small discretionary grants that facilitate opportunities for interdepartmental lectures, colloquia, and conferences at UW.

fund extended crossdisciplinary, collaborative projects that are often aligned with Simpson Center initiatives.

include the tri-annual Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities and the Joff Hanuaer Lectures in Western Civilization.

at the Simpson Center includes interdisciplinary graduate courses and the Certificate in Public Scholarship.

supports projects that promote collaboration between scholars and community partners in education, governmental, non-profit, and grassroots organizations.

stand at the leading edge of change by promoting collaborative, crossdisciplinary research and transformational scholarship.

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Check here for a listing of scholarly blogs related to Simpson Center initiatives, programs, and projects.

Reading groups and microseminars with a number of UW faculty whose research interests dwell outside the usual purview of Asian American Studies.

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In 2007, the Joff Hanauer Endowment for Excellence in Western Civilization was established through a gift from Seattle businessman and philanthropist Jerry Hanauer, in memory of his son. It supports two professorships and several graduate student fellowships in Western Civilization, in addition to a lecture series.

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This initiative, launched in 2016, contributes to nationwide conversations about developing new approaches to doctoral education.

What Knowers Know Well: Why Feminism Matters to Archaeology

Philosopher Alison Wylie’s thought-provoking Katz Distinguished Lecture serves as the opening keynote to the conference Feminism & Classics 7: Visions.

Current Electives

Current elective for the Certificate in Public Scholarship

Announcing Funding Awards for 2016-17

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The Simpson Center for the Humanities announces its funding awards for the upcoming year.

Monica De La Torre Joins Arizona State University as Assistant Professor in Media & Expressive Culture

Monica De La Torre (Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor in Media & Expressive Culture at Arizona State University.

Heekyoung Cho Publishes ‘Translation’s Forgotten History’

Heekyoung ChoHeekyoung Cho (Asian Languages & Literature) has published a new book, Translation’s Forgotten History: Russian Literature, Japanese Mediation, and the Formation of Modern Korean Literature (2016) with Harvard University Press.

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Announcing New Mellon Fellows for Reaching New Publics in the Humanities

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These UW graduate students build connections between the UW and two-year colleges in the Seattle area, helping scholars and teachers understand the increasingly vital role of two-year colleges in higher education.

A World in Translation: AmazonCrossing Editors Reveal Inside View on Publishing

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Gabriella Page-Fort and Elizabeth DeNoma visit UW to describe Amazon’s foray into the long-neglected field of translation publishing.

Angela Durán Real Surveys Study-Abroad Attitudes at Two-Year College

Angela Durán Real (Spanish & Portuguese) has conducted an innovative survey on attitudes toward study-abroad programs at South Seattle College.

Catherine M. Connors Wins Distinguished Teaching Award

Catherine M. Connors (Classics) has received a Distinguished Teaching Award as part of the University of Washington’s annual Awards of Excellence.

Teaching World Literature Conference at UW Oct. 21-22

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The conference Teaching World Literature will bring noted leaders in the field of world literature to the University of Washington on October 21-22, 2016.

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2016 Digital Humanities Summer Fellows

Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships support scholars pursuing research projects that use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways. Meet the 2016 Fellows.

2016-2017 Society of Scholars

The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community of humanists of diverse ranks and disciplines who contribute to and learn from one another's work. Meet the 2016-17 Scholars.

African Media and Materialities

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The African Media and Materialities graduate research cluster focuses on media and materialities to bring together several strands of thought and research.

Axiomatic: The Creative Process in Art and Mathematics

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Mathematics and art may appear to be diametrically opposite in both process and purpose: mathematics seeks truth while art seeks beauty. Yet mathematics, intellectually elegant and precise, is also beautiful.

Comparative Study of Race

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The Comparative Study of Race graduate research cluster connects students across the fields of Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies, Ethnic Studies, Queer Studies, African American Studies, American Indian Studies, Asian American Studies

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2017 Attendees

For the sixth year, the Simpson Center co-sponsored the University of Victoria’s renowned Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI).

Environmental Humanities

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What role can the humanities play in pursuing environmental safety and justice? How can they inform scientific inquiry?

Fall 2016

Fall 2016 HUM courses.

Genomics Salon

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The Genomics Salon graduate research cluster provides an informal forum for discussing subjects of general intellectual interest related to genomics and, more broadly, modern biology, in the spirit of Enlightenment-era French salons.

Humanistic Perspectives on Global Health Partnerships

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Over the past fifteen years, “partnership” has become a core value in the field of global health, signaling a rejection of older, more paternalistic modes of Western health interventions in Africa.

Mellon Fellows

Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics, a four-year program funded by the Andrew W.

Mellon Fellows for Reaching New Publics in the Humanities

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Mellon Fellows for Reaching New Publics in the Humanities are University of Washington graduate students who join 

Mellon Summer Fellows for New Graduate Seminars in the Humanities

Mellon Summer Fellowships for New Graduate Seminars in the Humanities support the development of new courses by UW faculty in the humanities for do

Mellon Summer Fellows for Public Projects in the Humanities

Summer Fellowships for Public Projects in the Humanities support graduate student research projects that collaborate with or otherwise meaningfully

Migration and the Spaces of Sanctuary

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More than 60 million people were forced from their homes in 2015, according to United Nations estimates. This represents the worst year for forced movement since World War II.

Moving Images

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The Moving Images graduate research cluster brings together students from a variety of departments focused on the study of moving images, including narrative and documentary film as well as television and new media.

Next Generation Humanities PhD - English

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This Next Generation Humanities PhD project brings together faculty and graduate students to rethink doctoral work in light of changes in higher education.

Palestine and the Public Sphere

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This research cluster brings together faculty and graduate students for critical and cross-disciplinary conversations and activities concerning the cultural, political, and economic situation of Palestine and its framing in US academic and public

Performance Studies

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The Performance Studies Research Group draws together scholars from various disciplines to discuss foundational and new work in the field of performance studies.

Philosophy Branches Out

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The UW Department of Philosophy is working to reimagine how our graduate program prepares our students for professional success.

Spring 2017

Spring 2017 HUM courses

Textual & Digital Studies Graduate Certificate

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Textual studies encompasses a broad set of disciplinary practices and fields whose central concern is the production, circulation, and reception of texts in material form.

The Anthropocene

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This research cluster brings together faculty and graduate students to consider the provocations and implications of the Anthropocene thesis for the humanities.

Winter 2017

Winter 2017 HUM courses

Writing Across Difference

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This research cluster draws together scholars from the English Department writing programs, the Odegaard Writing & Research Center, Human Centered Design & Engineering, the Center for Teaching & Learning, and other programs to facilita

Writing Difference and Equity

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The Writing Difference and Equity graduate research cluster supports graduate students across the humanities in developing productive and sustainable writing habits, in addressing the major barriers that PhD students face during the dissertation phase of their programs, and in articulating their research to broader audiences.

David Shields

David Shields
The Novel Is Dead; Long Live the Anti-Novel
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall 210

David Shields is Professor of English at the University of Washington and the bestselling author of twenty books, including Reality Hunger and Black Planet.

Alondra Nelson

Alondra Nelson
DNA, Race, and Reparations
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall 120

Alondra Nelson is an interdisciplinary social scientist and Dean of Social Science and Professor of Sociology at Columbia University.

Lorraine Daston

Lorraine Daston
Algorithms Before Computers: Patterns, Recipes, and Rules
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall 210

Lorraine Daston is Director of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin and Visiting Professor of Social Thought and History at the University of Chicago.

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