StudentOrgs: 2014-15 Graduate Student Interest Groups at the Simpson Center for the Humanities


2014-15 Graduate Student Interest Groups at the Simpson Center for the Humanities

Graduate Students: Do you know that each year the Simpson Center sponsors Graduate Student Interest Groups (or GIGs, for short)? Our GIGs foster crossdisciplinary collaboration across the UW.

The following GIGs are active and are open to new members! Click on the links to find out about upcoming events and whom to contact to get involved.

Medieval Studies
The Medieval Studies GIG provides an opportunity for medieval scholars from a variety of departments on campus to foster collaboration between disciplines on topics concerning the Middle Ages. They host panel discussions, scholarly talks, and community readings.

Public/School: An Editorial Collective
Public/School serves as a laboratory to workshop solutions for issues of translation across disciplines and between academic and broader public audiences, as well to identify sites of collaboration along shared social problems. The group is working on a print journal and companion website for the broader community.

Reading and Writing Affect
A monthly reading group and writing workshop, Reading and Writing Affect offers participants a thorough overview of the current field of affect theory and related topics such as emotions, trauma studies, and phenomenology.

Teaching with Technology
Teaching with Technology invites graduate teaching assistants from various departments and levels of experience to discuss and develop technology-based teaching tools and lessons. This GIG is especially interested in creating a database of teaching tools and materials that can be transferred across disciplines.

Have an idea for your own GIG for 2015-16? The Simpson Center reviews GIG proposals each spring. Click here for details and application instructions.

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