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The Cascadia Seminar: Ethnographic Adventures in Medical Anthropology

In conjunction with the 2015 Cascadia Seminar in Medical Anthropology, Mette Nordahl Svendsen will give a public lecture about her research project, "A Life Worth Living: Negotiating Life Worthiness in Human and Animal." Svendsen is Associate Professor in the Medical Science & Technology Studies program, in the School of Public Health at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). For this project, funded by a prestigious Sapere Aude grant from the Danish Council for Independent Research, Svendsen directs a small team of researchers exploring--through ethnographic research in laboratories, care homes, and clinics--how the "life worthiness" is enacted, conceptualized, and contested in practice, for experimental research animals and the fragile humans (premature infants and dementia sufferers) for whom these animals serve as models.

ArtTalk—Conversations with Northwest Native Art

ArtTalk—Conversations with Northwest Native Art is organized by the Bill Holm Center for the Study of Northwest Coast Art and will bring together leading scholars and Native American/First Nations artists to present and discuss current trends and recent research on the distinctive art traditions of our region, both to examine the last fifty years of Northwest Coast art, as marked by the 50th anniversary volume of Bill Holm’s Northwest Coast Indian Art: An Analysis of Form, and to look forward to the next fifty years.

The Roles of Fiction in Early Modern Philosophy

One central trope of early modern philosophy and natural science was the rejection of fictions, like so-called "feigned hypotheses," and the focus on empirically observed phenomena. Yet, even as philosophers rejected the abstract notion of a fiction, they still relied upon fictions and narrative models in fundamental ways. Participants in this conference will examine this tension and look at both particular philosophers--such as Descartes, Spinoza, Hobbes, Hume, and Kant--and general themes, including the conception of fiction itself, the use of fiction in producing metaphysical knowledge, the use of fictions as examples in moral theory, and scientific models as kinds of fictions. We also intend to consider how philosophy was used in fiction, both in the period itself and then later, as in the case of the novelist George Eliot.

Scale and Value: New and Digital Approaches to Literary History

This conference and the ensuing publication in Modern Language Quarterly will present work by leading scholars whose use of digital texts or quantitative methods is clarifying the relationship between literary scale and value and yielding new insights into the literary history of the last three centuries.

Medieval Studies

The Medieval Studies Graduate Interest Group (MSGIG) aims to bring together medieval scholars from a wide variety of departments on campus to foster collaboration between disciplines on topics concerning the middle ages.

Public/School: An Editorial Collective

This Graduate Student Interest Group serves as a laboratory to workshop solutions for the issues of translation across disciplines and between audiences, as well to identify sites of collaboration along shared social problems. We ground this theory in the practice of editing and distributing a print journal and companion website for the broader community.

Reading and Writing Affect

Reading and Writing Affect is a monthly reading group and writing workshop that offers a thorough overview of the current field of affect theory and related discourses such as trauma studies and phenomenology.

Teaching with Technology

Teaching with Technology aims to bring together graduate teaching assistants from various departments to discuss and develop technology-based teaching tools and lessons. This group provides a platform for instructors with varying experience levels to collaborate on and workshop a pedagogical toolkit that brings technology such as mobile devices, screen-capture software, social media, and blogging into a variety of classroom settings.

Moving Images Research Group (MIRG)

The Moving Images Research Group (MIRG) brings together an interdisciplinary group of faculty and students focused on the study of moving images, including narrative and documentary film as well as television and new media. Our previously funded projects supported the new Cinema & Media Studies PhD Certificate Program and explored questions of physical and digital preservation. In 2014-15, we will facilitate the curricular breadth and depth of a new, free-standing Cinema & Media Studies (CMS) major by fostering crossdisciplinary academic research and pedagogical exchange as well as engaging the public around the past, present and future of moving images.

Returning to Stuart Hall: Dialogue, Critique, Practice

WIRED (Women Investigating Race, Ethnicity, and Difference) has planned a series of events in 2014-15 to honor the life and work of Stuart Hall (1932-2014), a public intellectual whose commitments to interdisciplinary dialogue and social justice resonate with our mission.

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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. 

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.

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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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. 

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.

Preserving the Lessons of the Seattle-SeaTac $15 Wage Victories

Demonstrators carry signs and flags

A groundbreaking new digital archive preserves the history of two hard-fought minimum-wage campaigns.

Announcing Funding Awards for 2016-17

Lectern on seminar table

The Simpson Center awards its first round of support to UW scholars for the 2016-17 year.

Mitchell and Sparke and Receive Fellowships to Study Biological Citizenship in Switzerland

Katharyne Mitchell (Geography) and Matthew Sparke (Geography and Jackson School of International Studies) have received fellowships to study at the Brocher Foundation in Switzerland in fall 2016.

How Vulnerable Is Our World? Environmental Sustainability and Lessons from the Past

No history is more important than environmental history, according to Christof Mauch, director of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society in Munich, Germany.

The Show Goes On: Examining Socially Engaged Art with a Banned Guest

Kitagawa Fram and Japanese installation art

Celebrated curator Kitagawa Fram was denied entry to the US, allegedly over military protests, but a robust examination of his work went on anyway.

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2016 Attendees

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

Announcing Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2016 Attendees

Victoria harbor

Five teams of scholars will travel to Victoria, British Columbia, for the renowned training institute in June 2016.

NEH Chairman on Democracy, the Humanities, and the Public Good

Portrait of William D. Adams

William D. Adams, Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, visits UW Friday, December, 4, 3:30 pm at the wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House.

Prominent Japanese Artist Denied Entry to US for UW Art Conference

Kitagawa Fram and Japanese installation art

Artist and curator Fram Kitagawa has been denied a visa to speak at the University of Washington, allegedly due to his involvement in student protests in the 1960s. His keynote will go on as planned, with conference organizers reading his address, "Art in the Age of the Global Environment."

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2014-15 Co-Sponsored Community Events

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

2014-15 Co-Sponsored UW Events

Each year the Simpson Center co-sponsors dozens of interdepartmental speaker events and conferences with small discretionary grants. 

2015-2016 Society of Scholars

The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community of humanists of diverse generations, academic ranks, and departmental affiliations who contribute to and learn from one another's work. Meet the 2015-16 Scholars.

Access to Information as a Human Right

This conference with the UW Center for Human Rights examines access to information as a tool in securing truth, justice, and reparations for victims of crimes against humanity.

Affect & Audience in the Digital Age: Translational Poetics

Illustration of book index

This symposium examines artistic, archival, and activist projects that move from the digital to the analog, from embodied performance to notation.

African Media and Materialities

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

Certificate in Public Scholarship

CPS students in seminar discussion

The Certificate in Public Scholarship brings together a crossdisciplinary cohort of UW graduate students and faculty interested in public scholarship, campus-community partnerships, community-engaged research, digital and multimedia publication, and profession development for careers inside or outside of higher education.

Comics Studies

Comics have entered university curricula and multiple annual conferences, such as the International Comic Arts Forum, specialize in comics scholarship.

Digital Humanities

DH elevator button courtesy Quinn Dombrowski via Creative Commons/Flickr

Integrating computer technologies with humanities research. Using computational tools to retrieve, analyze, and visually represent data.

Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships

Digital Humanities Summer Fellowships support scholars pursuing research projects that use digital technologies in innovative and intensive ways and/or explore the historical, social, aesthetic, and cross-cultural implications of digital cultures. 

Digital Humanities Summer Institute 2016 Attendees

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

Disability Studies

Disability studies is a quickly growing field that approaches disability from a social-justice perspective.

Effable and Ineffable: Gabriel Fauré and the Limits of Criticism

Beloved by musicians yet inaccessible to scholars, Fauré's music provides a unique focal point for rethinking the relationship between music and discourse.

Ethnographic Aesthetics: Image, Sound, Word

Birds flying above ocean

Ethnographic Aesthetics is a speaker series featuring innovators whose work in poetry, sound, and film expands the practice of ethnography through humanistic, sensory forms of knowing.

Feminism and Classics

Illustration of eye and Venus de Medici

Feminism and Classics is a conference exploring the multiple interconnections among the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and the study of feminism, women, and gender.

Hebrew and the Humanities

Alphabet blocks with Hebrew characters

The symposium Hebrew and the Humanities: Present Tense examines the experience of Americans who have traversed the cultural distance from English to Hebrew. Why do they do it? What is its value? How does the embattled position of Hebrew reflect the broader challenges of language arts and humanities education today?

Histories and Futures of Publication

Histories and Futures of Publication is an interdisciplinary lecture and colloquium series in manuscript, print, and digital cultures.

HUM Courses

The Simpson Center offers courses at the graduate level that reflect its commitments to crossdisciplinary research, digital humanities, and public scholarship.

 

International Piers Plowman Society Conference

Piers Plowman Luttrell Psalter

The International Piers Plowman Society meets to foster critical study of the poem(s) Piers Plowman, a fourteenth-century alliterative narrative told in a series of dream visions.

Intersectional Animal Studies: Thinking Humans and Animals Together

Following scholarship on intersectionality, a particularly powerful analytic tool for understanding identity formation and experience, we argue that species can be added to—and can intersect with—gender, race, class, ethnicity, and sexuality, to better understand how vectors of power and privilege are formed and how we might start to shift them in the direction of greater social justice.

Lake Union Laboratory

Lake Union Laboratory: Curating Collaborative Urban Research in the Digital Realm supports a cross-disciplinary team exploring the potential for digital platforms and tools to generate new transdisciplinary knowledges in and of ur

Mediating Difference: Sights and Sounds

Difference is a term that late twentieth and early twenty-first century scholars of race, gender, and sexuality have claimed and yet left largely un-theorized.

Medieval Studies

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The Medieval Studies Graduate Interest Group fosters collaboration between disciplines on topics concerning the Middle Ages by bringing together medieval scholars from diverse departments on campus and the community.

Moving Images

The Moving Images graduate interest group 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.

Palestine and the Public Sphere

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 U.S.

Performance Studies Research Group

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

Producing a Worthy Illness

IV bags with social media logos

For Americans experiencing chronic and acute illnesses, fundraising through crowdsourcing websites has become a popular method to pay for the extraordinary costs of health care and medication. This project studies these new forms of self-representation from the perspectives of public health, medical anthropology, and media and communication studies.

Public Scholarship

The Simpson Center advances scholarship as a publicly engaged practice, promoting mutually beneficial partnerships between higher education and organizations in the public and private sectors and providing pathways for scholars to share their academic work with broader public audiences.

Reading and Writing Affect

Reading and Writing Affect is a monthly reading group and writing workshop that offers a thorough overview of the current field of affect theory and related discourses

Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics

Professors talk in seminar room

A new program forges innovative forms of scholarship and teaching beyond traditional academic circles, supported by a four-year grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Science, Technology & Society Studies

Science, Technology & Society Studies certificate logo

An interdisciplinary graduate certificate program in Science, Technology & Society Studies (STSS) welcomes its first cohort in the 2015-16 academic year, with 14 students from eight departments beginning the new program.

SeaTac-Seattle Minimum Wage Campaign History Project

The SeaTac-Seattle Minimum Wage Campaign History Project produces a digital web archive documenting the two successful historic struggles for a $15 minimum wage as well as continuing advocacy for better wages, sick pay, reduction

Seattle’s Freeway Revolt: A Living Legacy of Civic Activism

In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Seattle citizens joined together to oppose the construction and expansion of freeways that would have destroyed the heart of Seattle.

Shakespeare, Music, and Memory

To celebrate the life of William Shakespeare, this conference explores the connection of music and memory in his plays.

Socially Engaged Art in Japan

The symposium Socially Engaged Art in Japan explores work that crosses the boundaries between art and social activism and how Japan’s experience can inform a global understanding of such work.

Society of Scholars

The Society of Scholars is an intellectual community of humanists of diverse generations, academic ranks, and departmental affiliations who contribute to and learn from one another's work. The group meets biweekly throughout the year to discuss their current research. It is composed of faculty, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

Space, Movement, and Translation

Space, Movement, and Translation brings together a diverse group of graduate students from different disciplines and backgrounds interested in novel ways of representing historical movement, space, and translation in scholarship.

Spring 2016

Spring 2016 HUM courses

Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities

Created in collaboration by the UW’s Undergraduate Research Program and the Simpson Center, the Summer Institute in the Arts & Humanities provides twenty competitively-selected undergraduates an intensive opportunity to engage in primary interdisciplinary research.

Teaching with Technology

Teaching with Technology brings together graduate teaching assistants from various departments to discuss and develop technology-based teaching tools and lessons.

The Politics of Storytelling in Island Imperial Formations

Javanese outrigger canoe, courtesy of Judith Henchy, Southeast Asia Collection, UW Libraries.

Politics of Storytelling is an essay collection that builds a theoretical language about the form and function of storytelling in the historical creation and recreation of modern island formations

Troubling Translations

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Our research cluster pursues the questioning of translation as a way of enlarging our understanding of the humanities and the social sciences.

Unmapping Global Studies

Unmapping Global Studies advances the critical study of Oceania and the global mobilities of Pacific Islanders and all native peoples.

Winter 2016

Winter 2016 HUM courses

Christof Mauch

How Vulnerable Is Our World? Environmental Sustainability and Lessons from the Past
Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall 210

Christof Mauch is a distinguished environmental historian and director of the Rachel Carson Center for Environment & Society in Munich, Germany, one of the world’s largest research centers for the environmental humanities and social sciences.

Lauren Berlant

On Humorlessness
Wednesday, March 2, 2016 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall 210

Lauren Berlant is the George M. Pullman Distinguished Service Professor of English at the University of Chicago.

Alison Wylie

Venus de Medici and closeup of eye
What Knowers Know Well: Why Feminism Matters to Archaeology
Thursday, May 19, 2016 - 7:00pm
Kane Hall 120

Alison Wylie is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Washington. Her abiding interest as a philosopher of science is in questions about how we know what we (think) we know.