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Bruce Robbins to Deliver Joff Hanauer Lecture in Western Civilization

Bruce Robbins delivers the Joff Hanauer Lecture in Western Civilization.

At another moment of capitalist crisis, George Orwell wrote: “Under the capitalist system, in order that England may live in comparative comfort, a hundred million Indians must live on the verge of starvation– an evil state of affairs, but you acquiesce in it every time you step into a taxi or eat a plate of strawberries and cream.” In a lecture entitled “The Beneficiary: Cosmopolitanism and Inequality,” Bruce Robbins returns to this challenge to ask, “What do we think of it now?” Robbins speaks on Thursday, February 2 at 4:00 p.m. in Communications 120, as part of the Joff Hanauer Lectures in Western Civilization series.

UW Leads in Connecting Scholarship with Community - UW Today

Students in the Certificate in Public Scholarship program.

The Simpson Center's Certificate in Public Scholarship program has been featured in UW Today! Read the complete story, by Molly McElroy. And don't forget that applications for admittance into the program next fall are due April 18, 2012!

Japanese Scholars Teach at the UW on Paintings, Food, and Faith

Banquet scene from Scroll of the Hungry Ghosts (Gaki zôshi)

One of the most common forms of Japanese painting is the handscroll, or emaki. A horizontal, illustrative narrative form that was created during the 11th—16th centuries, the emaki combines both text and pictures to depict stories of battles, religion, the supernatural, romance, and folk tales. This quarter, ten UW students have the opportunity to delve deep into emaki study, through an immersive bilingual seminar co-taught by UW professor Cynthea Bogel (Art History) and two visiting art historians/painting experts from Japan, Satomi Yamamoto (Kyōritsu Women’s University, Tokyo) and Akira Takagishi (Tokyo Institute of Technology).

 

 

Hip-Hop Lesson Plans Teach Seattle Students about Social Issues, Arts - UW Today

UW Today recently featured an article on UW graduate student Tiffany Grobelski's work at KEXP 90.3 FM. Through a Simpson Center internship, Grobelski assisted KEXP Documentaries producer Michele Myers in creating lesson plans for grades 6-12 that explore Seattle's hip-hop culture.

Simpson Center Announces Fall Funding Awards

The Simpson Center’s Executive Board has awarded support to select UW scholars and projects for 2012-2013 year. Simpson Center funding sponsors a wide range of activities, including fellowships for UW faculty and doctoral students, cross-departmental research groups, scholarly conferences, and community-engaged collaborations. 

Harvard Professor Doris Sommer to Deliver Katz Lecture

Winter 2012 Katz lecturer Doris Sommer

On Tuesday, January 17, Doris Sommer will present the second Katz Distinguished Lecture of the 2011-2012 academic year. Her talk will explore the intersections of the arts, humanities, and social justice with a focus on Bogota, Columbia.

Humanities Center Directors to Meet at the Simpson Center

The Simpson Center hosts a CHCI workshop on international collaboration.

This month, directors from humanities centers worldwide will convene at the Simpson Center for a workshop on international collaboration sponsored by the Consortium of Humanities Centers and Institutes (CHCI) and funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Visiting Scholars and Speakers, Fall 2011

Wendy Brown lectures at the UW on neoliberalism.

Wendy Brown (Political Science, University of California, Berkeley) is just one of the many scholars who graced the Simpson Center and the University of Washington with her brilliance in Fall 2011, as part of our programs and events co-sponsored with other campus units.

 

Technology, Social Justice, and the Humanities Intersect at THATCamp PNW Unconference

What are the relationships between technological literacy and social change?

Participants in this year’s THATCamp PNW came together on Saturday, November 12, at the University of Washington-Bothell’s Center for Serious Play to explore this question.

Exploring Seattle's Hip-Hop Scene Through Lesson Plans for Grades 6-12

Through a Simpson Center internship at local radio station KEXP 90.3 FM, UW graduate student Tiffany Grobelski has worked with KEXP Documentaries producer Michele Myers to create lesson plans for grades 6-12 that explore Seattle’s hip-hop culture.

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