2012-2013 Co-Sponsored Events

Every year the Simpson Center co-sponsors dozens of interdepartmental speaker events and conferences with small discretionary grants. Co-sponsorships are limited to $500 and do not require Executive Board review. The Simpson Center also co-sponsors events that feature UW faculty and graduate students as speakers or facilitators in community venues. Learn more about how to apply.

The following list of recent events provides an overview of the diverse events supported by co-sponsorship funds.


September 27, 2012 | Lecture
John Mraz (University of Puebla)
The Revolution Is History: Filming the Past in Mexico
Organized by Cynthia Steele (Comparative Literature)

October 11, 2012 | Lecture
Kirstie Blair (Critical Studies, University of Glasgow)
Poetry for Play Hours: Victorian Poets and the Culture of Children’s Verse
Organized by Charles LaPorte (English)

October 18, 2012 | Lecture
Wang Ning (English and Comparative Literature, Tsinghua University)
Deconstructing Singular Modernity and Reconstructing Alternative Modernity or Modernities
Organized by Marshall Brown (Comparative Literature)

October 18, 2012 | Lecture
Jonathan Culler (English and Comparative Literature, Cornell University)
Theory of the Lyric
Organized by Marshall Brown (Comparative Literature)

October 22, 2012 | Lecture
Sedat Pakay (Photographer)
Bearing Witness from Another Place: James Baldwin in Turkey
Organized by Resat Kasaba (International Studies)

October 26, 2013 | Lecture
Kathy Lavezzo (English, University of Iowa)
Shifting Geographies of Anti-Semitism: Thomas of Monmouth’s Life and Miracles of St. William of Norwich
Organized by Miceal Vaughan (Comparative Literature)

November 9, 2012 | Lecture
Jeremy Blatter (History of Science, Harvard University)
Screening the Psychological Laboratory: Hugo Münsterberg, Psychotechnics, and the Cinema, 1906-1916
Organized by Maria Elena Garcia (Comparative History of Ideas)

February 4, 2013 | Lecture
Jeff Cowie (Labor History, Cornell University)
Five Not So Easy Pieces on the Future of Organized Labor
Organized by Dan Jacoby (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell)

February 5, 2013 | Lecture
Jeff Cowie (Labor History, Cornell University)
Stayin' Alive, the 1970s and the Last Days of the Working Class
Organized by Dan Jacoby (Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, UW Bothell)

February 20, 2013 | Lecture
Susan Leigh Foster (World Arts & Culture, University of California, Los Angeles)
Performing Authenticity and the Labor of Dance
Organized by Juliet McMains (Dance)

February 22, 2013 | Lecture
Sue-Ellen Case (Theater Critical Studies, University of California, Los Angeles)
Performing the Post: Gender, Racialization and Sexuality After the Collapse
Organized by Odai Johnson (Drama)

March 5, 2013 | Lecture
Anne McClanan (Art History, Portland State University)
Bringing the Medieval World to Cyberspace: Strategies and Problems in Online Medieval Art History Pedagogy
Organized by Ivan Drpic (Art History)

March 6, 2013 | Lecture
Ron Eglash (Science & Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Computing for Social Justice and Sustainability
Organized by Gwen Ottinger (Interdisciplinary Art & Sciences, UW Bothell)

March 7, 2013 | Discussion
Ron Eglash (Science & Technology Studies, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute)
Diversity, Equity, and Access in STEM Fields: A Conversation
Organized by Gwen Ottinger (Interdisciplinary Art & Sciences, UW Bothell)

March 12, 2013 | Lecture
Todd Presner (Germanic Languages, Comparative Literature, and Jewish Studies, University of California, Los Angeles)
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Digital Humanists
Organized by Eric Ames (Germanics)

April 17, 2013 | Lecture
Celine Parrenas Shimizu (Film & Performance Studies, Asian American Studies, Comparative Literature, Feminist and Film & Media Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara)
Straitjacket Sexualities: Unbinding Asian American Manhoods in the Movies
Organized by LeiLani Nishime (Communication)

April 19, 2013 | Lecture
Laura Davulis (Yale University Press)
Demystifying the Publication Process
Organized by Moon-Ho Jung (History)

April 19, 2013 | Lecture
Jeffrey Rubin (History, Boston University) and Emma Sokoloff-Rubin (Reporter)
Sustaining Activism: A Brazilian Women’s Movement and a Father-Daughter Collaboration
Organized by Jose Antonio Lucero (International Studies) and Maria Elena Garcia (Comparative History of Ideas and International Studies)

April 22, 2013 | Lecture
Fatima El-Tayeb (Literature and Ethnic Studies, University of California, San Diego)
Permanent Migrants: Muslim Europeans and the Racing of Religion
Organized by Gillian Harkins (English)

April 24, 2013 | Lecture
Zoran Paunovic (English, University of Belgrade)
Joyceing Ulysses into Serbian
Organized by Norman Wacker (English)

April 25, 2013 | Colloquium
Stephanie McCurry (History, University of Pennsylvania)
Approaches to the Study of Gender and the Politics of Emancipation in the Era of the American Civil War
Organized by Moon-Ho Jung (History)

April 25, 2013 | Lecture
Stephanie McCurry (History, University of Pennsylvania)
Enemy Women: The Political Status of Women and the Laws of War in the American Civil War
Organized by Moon-Ho Jung (History)

May 6, 2013 | Charles Ives Festival
Joseph Horowitz (Writer)
Charles Ives and the Fate and Future of American Music
Organized by Larry Starr (Music)

May 6, 2013 | Charles Ives Festival
Larry Starr (Music)
Charles Ives and the Idea(l) of American Musical Community
Organized by Larry Starr (Music)

May 7, 2013 | Charles Ives Festival
William Sharp (Singer)
Charles Ives and the American Parlor Song
Organized by Larry Starr (Music)

May 7, 2013 | Charles Ives Festival
Geoffrey Block (Music History, University of Puget Sound)
Pre-Concert Talk
Organized by Larry Starr (Music)

May 8, 2013 | Lecture
John Beverly (Spanish, University of Iowa)
Latin Americanism After 9/11: Reconsiderations
Organized by Cynthia Steele (Comparative Literature)

May 9, 2013 | Lecture
Lauren M.E. Goodlad (English, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign)
The Way We Historicize Now
Organized by Charles LaPorte (English)

May 16, 2013 | Lecture
Kenneth Frampton (Architecture, Columbia University)
Critical Regionalism Revisited
Organized by Ken Oshima (Architecture)

June 4, 2013 | Lecture
Ezequiel Adamovsky (History, University of Buenos Aires)
Middle Class as an Identity in Argentinean History
Organized by Victoria Lawson (Geography)