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The Instagram Militia and the Limits of Empathy

People holding AR-15 rifles, courtesy Tad Hirsch

Digital humanities fellow Tad Hirsch stitches together 80,000 assault-rifle selfies to examine America's gun divide.

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Kitagawa Fram courtesy Junya Ikeda   The Show Goes On: Examining Socially Engaged Art with a Banned Guest
Celebrated curator Kitagawa Fram was denied entry to the US, allegedly over military protests, but a robust examination of his work went on anyway. Read.
SeaTac wage demonstrators, courtesy reclaimtheamericandream.   Preserving the Lessons of the Seattle-SeaTac $15 Wage Victories
A groundbreaking digital archive preserves the history of two hard-fought minimum-wage campaigns. More.
Bro Adams   William D. Adams: In Praise of the Welder-Philosopher
During his visit, the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities described four "wicked problems" that require citizens fluent in the humanities. Read the story.
Sound waves   Mediating Difference: Sights and Sounds
A day devoted to mediating difference illuminates an under-theorized yet much-used concept in visual and sonic culture. April 8.
Alison Wylie   What Knowers Know Well: Why Feminism Matters to Archaeology
Philosopher Alison Wylie (University of Washington and Durham University, UK) delivers a Katz Distinguished Lecture May 19.
Venus de Medici and closeup of eye   Feminism & Classics 7: Visions
For the ancient Greeks and Romans, looking was a powerful, even transformative act. A gaze could generate desire, stain mirrors, or turn a person into stone. Conference May 19-22.
Lydia Liu  

The Jabberwocky Sense: The Place of Meaning in Translation
Lydia H. Liu (Columbia University) caps a year-long exploration of the theory and practice of "Troubling Translations." May 23.


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Humanitarian Jihad and the Problem with Essentializing Islam

Pakistani soldiers provide earthquake relief

Kashmiri militants tell UW anthropologist Cabeiri Robinson why they put down weapons and picked up shovels after a devastating earthquake. Watch.
Suzzallo Library spires   Next Generation Humanities PhD
A new Simpson Center initiative supports potentially transformative approaches to graduate education. Launching spring 2016.

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