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Remembering Drew Cayton

oieahc · July 20th, 2016 · No Comments

This coming Friday, July 22, Drew Cayton will be remembered in a special panel offered during SHEAR’s annual meeting in New Haven, Connecticut. The following letter from Jan Lewis, Dan Richter, and Karin Wulf was sent out to members of SHEAR and friends of the Omohundro Institute in preparation for that event. Friends: We’re writing… Read More »

Summertime Blues: A Retraction.

Josh Piker · July 14th, 2016 · 2 Comments

by Josh Piker There’s good news and bad news. The good news is that the evidence suggests that potential authors of William and Mary Quarterly articles read my posts and take seriously what I say there.  The bad news is that, because of the good news, what I said in one particular post is no… Read More »

Meet the 2016 Scholars’ Workshop

oieahc · July 13th, 2016 · No Comments

The 2nd annual Omohundro Institute Scholars’ Workshop began July 5. As last year, six untenured scholars are gathered at the OI for two weeks of intensive discussion, editing and meetings with the OI’s publications team. Each scholar also has the option to stay in Williamsburg and continue to work for up to two weeks after… Read More »

The Need for Speed

Josh Piker · July 6th, 2016 · No Comments

by WMQ Editor Josh Piker At the risk of invoking one of my many least favorite Tom Cruise movies—or, as a quick Google search informs me, what looks to be a more recent (but even more uninspired) movie based on a video game—I’d like to talk for a minute about the need for speed. Last year,… Read More »

What’s in a Name: Or, Who Put the Omohundro in the Institute of Early American History and Culture

oieahc · June 29th, 2016 · No Comments

by Alexandra Finley I originally encountered the name Omohundro during my first year of graduate school, when I was an editorial apprentice at the Institute. During our training, then-director Ron Hoffman met with the apprentices to tell us the history of the organization, including how it came to be the Omohundro Institute of Early American… Read More »

What’s in the Name (Omohundro)?

Karin Wulf · June 21st, 2016 · 1 Comment

by Karin Wulf Over the years people have wondered about the name “Omohundro.”  Many have asked about the derivation of the name itself and about why the OI carries the name. But there are always questions, too, about how the Omohundro name might be connected to the early Virginia economy that was dependent on the… Read More »

Carl’s Guide to Worcester’s Restaurants and Bars

Martha Howard · June 16th, 2016 · No Comments

Here it is, uncut and uncensored… Carl Keyes’ guide to where to eat in Worcester. Carl has hosted us before and we can confirm that he is very, very good at picking restaurants. And cocktails. A work in progress compiled by Carl Robert Keyes, Assumption College Worcester is an acquired taste, but I’ve grown to… Read More »