Simpson Center Programs

Programs fulfill central Center missions promoting innovative, crossdisciplinary research, curriculum development, and public engagement.

Banquet scene from Scroll of the Hungry Ghosts (Gaki zôshi).
Japanese Humanities Project Initiated in 2010, this three-year grant from the Japan Foundation builds on the Visiting Scholars in Japanese Literature Program coordinated by the UW’s Asian Languages & Literature... Read more
Initiatives stand “at the leading edge of change” by promoting collaborative, crossdisciplinary research and transformational scholarship. Fellowships are supported through faculty, postdoctoral, and graduate research fellowships on both internal and external grants.  
Lecture Series Lecture series include the tri-annual Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities, the Joff Hanuaer Lectures in Western Civilization, and New Books in Print, highlighting UW faculty publications. Curriculum at the Simpson Center offers innovative, interdisciplinary graduate courses, as well as the project- and portfolio-based Certificate in Public Scholarship.
Co-Sponsored Events are supported by small discretionary grants that facilitate opportunities for interdepartmental lectures, colloquia, and conferences at UW.

2013/2014 Programs

New Books in Print

  • Human, All Too Human II and Unpublished Fragments from the Period of Human, All Too Human II (Spring 1878–Fall 1879): Volume 4 of The Complete Works of Friedrich Nietzsche (Stanford UP, 2012)
  • The Age of New Waves: Art Cinema and the Staging of Globalization (Oxford UP, 2013)

Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities

  • Marvell’s Latin and Wordsworth’s Greek: Literature and Literalism in the Classical Tradition