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Exploring Global Health ‘Partnerships’

Iruka Okeke speaks at lectern

A uniquely collaborative research team unpacks a widely used but rarely scrutinized term in global health, featuring a keynote by Nigerian microbiologist Iruka Okeke. The project puts humanists in conversation with the UW’s Population Health Initiative and Seattle’s burgeoning global health sector.

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Colonial ship via Wikimedia Commons   Race and Capitalism Receive Year-Long Investigation through Sawyer Seminar
An interdisciplinary group examines the tangle of capitalism and race, around the world and across centuries, supported by a $175,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
Inside Higher Ed logo   Inside Higher Ed Features Reimagining the Humanities PhD and Reaching New Publics
New partnerships between research universities and two-year colleges draw attention to broad career options for doctoral students.
Sen. Patty Murray with Simpson Center staff   Lobbying for the Humanities in Washington, DC
Simpson Center staff and board members meet with Washington state’s Congressional offices about the life-changing power of humanities and language funding.
GoFundMe homepage   The Moral Failure of Crowdfunding for Health Care
The rise of crowdfunding on sites like GoFundMe reflects—and potentially worsens—inequities already at play in US health care, according to new research.
Lorraine Daston   Lorraine Daston on Algorithms Before Computers
The celebrated historian of science delivers a Katz Distinguished in the Humanities. April 19.
Navigational stick chart from Oceania   Global Indigeneities Summer Institute
Graduate students and faculty from across universities gather to focus on the intellectual and institutional challenges of articulating Indigenous studies. June 2017.
Pipes in weeds at park, courtesy Curtis Cronn/Creative Commo   Urban Environmental Humanities NEH Summer Institute
City/Nature, an NEH-funded summer institute, offers college and university faculty a deeper understanding of the urban environment, using Seattle as a window into an urbanizing world. June-July 2017.


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David Shields: The Novel Is Dead; Long Live the Anti-Novel

David Shields speaks in lecture hall

The bestselling author and University of Washington professor of English delivered a provocative argument for "evolution beyond narrative” in a recent Katz Distinguished Lecture in the Humanities.
Seattle magazine cover with Peter Wichern in chair   A Story of Liberation Preserved in LGBTQ History Project
A new website chronicles activists who made Seattle a national pioneer for gay rights, building on the influential Pacific Northwest Labor and Civil Rights Projects.

From Chicana Punk Rock, Habell-Pallán Forges a Vision for Public Scholarship

Habell Pallan interviews band Girl in a Coma

The new director of the Certificate in Public Scholarship draws on the cultural ferment among musicians, scholars, and communities.

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