Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

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Announcing the Digital Collections Fellowship Recipients

· April 26th, 2017 · No Comments

The Omohundro Institute is pleased to announce the 2017 (and first) recipients of the Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections. The purpose of these fellowships is to bring scholars and collections specialists together to digitize, and in turn, make widely available, important early American archival materials. Andrew Sluyter and Lauren Coats will digitize approximately 1400… Read More »

History and Institutional Memory

· April 21st, 2017 · No Comments

  It was a bright, hot, beautiful Virginia spring day when we paid our respects to Thad Tate (1924–2017) at Williamsburg’s Bruton Parish Church, his longtime congregation. As Director of the Omohundro Institute (1972–1989), and Editor and Book Review Editor of the William and Mary Quarterly before that, Thad’s formal association with and service to… Read More »

Writing Early American History with Sound

· April 12th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Today’s post is by Liz Covart, the Lapidus Initiative Assistant Editor for New Media and host of Ben Franklin’s World. I’ve been thinking a lot about horses. Specifically, what a Narragansett Pacer mare would have sounded like galloping on a dirt road in mid-April in the dead of night.[1] If I were a bystander, I… Read More »

Meddling Metals in Early Virginia

· April 5th, 2017 · No Comments

Jamestown Rediscovery-Omohundro Institute fellow Karin Amundsen discusses the work she undertook while in Williamsburg last fall. The next round of JR—OI fellowship applications is due April 17. 

Exciting News from the NEH

· March 29th, 2017 · No Comments

by Karin Wulf National Endowment for the Humanities programs have been incalculably important to the shared understanding of the early American past. We are delighted to announce two successful NEH applications in support of the Omohundro Institute’s programs this year. The OI was awarded grants both for our residential postdoctoral fellowship program and for the… Read More »