The Humanities, Arts, Sciences, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory, or HASTAC is a network of individuals and institutions inspired by the possibilities that new technologies offer for shaping how people learn, teach, communicate, and organize local and global communities.
This five-week pilot program joined UW faculty, staff, and graduate students in an intensive effort to foster sustainable digital scholarship and interoperable communities of digital practice on campus. In workshops and seminars, DRSI fellows engaged in reimagining the forms and functions of research, peer review, and scholarly communication in the humanities.
In January 2009, the National Endowment for the Humanities awarded the Simpson Center a $625,000 Challenge Grant to support the digital humanities at the UW. If matched 3 to 1 by private donations, the sum total of $2.5 million will endow the Digital Humanities Commons, a summer fellowship program for faculty and graduate students.
Public scholarship refers to diverse modes of creating and circulating knowledge for and with publics and communities. It often involves mutually-beneficial partnerships between higher education and organizations in the public and private sectors.
The mandate of the Center for Biological Futures, founded Spring 2011 at FHCRC, is to foster better thinking about the present and future impacts of increases in biological knowledge and increases in worldwide use of that knowledge to manipulate and build living systems.