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Homesick for the Quarterly

· February 1st, 2017 · No Comments

by Benjamin L. Carp Publishing in this issue of the William and Mary Quarterly felt like a homecoming for me. When John Demos taught “The Social History of the American Revolution” during my junior year, he assigned Alfred F. Young’s award-winning 1981 article on the shoemaker George Robert Twelves Hewes.  Young included a few lines… Read More »

ICYMI: Doing History “To the Revolution!” sneak peek!

· December 14th, 2016 · No Comments

We are excited to announce a second year of collaboration with Liz Covart, creator of Ben Franklin’s World, in 2017. Together we bring you Doing History: To the Revolution! Professor Mary Beth Norton kicked off the season early with a sneak peek yesterday. Building on her recent article in the William and Mary Quarterly, Professor Norton asks… Read More »

Summing up 3 days of discussion on slavery

· October 12th, 2016 · No Comments

The “Region and Nation in American Histories of Race and Slavery” conference took place at Mount Vernon, Virginia, this past weekend (October 6-9, 2016) before a crowd of over 125 people. With over three days of panels and papers as stimulation, the discussions were intense, long, and fruitful. Here a tiny smattering of the 1000+… Read More »

An update on the Georgian Papers Programme

· September 14th, 2016 · No Comments

This post by Patricia Methven, Programme Manager of the Georgian Papers Programme project, appeared recently on the GPP blog of King’s College London, our partners in this exciting initiative. You can read more about the program, including opportunities for fellowships, workshops and more, here. by Patricia Methven It is now just over a year since HM… Read More »

#4ContentProviders

· April 12th, 2016 · No Comments

Tomorrow, April 13, Karin Wulf and a panel of experts in scholarly publishing will conduct a symposium at Columbia University to discuss major issues facing academic authors today. The event is open to the public and described below. You can also follow along (and/or join in) on Twitter by following #4ContentProviders. In the meantime, you may… Read More »

Meet OI Fellow Deborah Hamer

· October 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

Deborah Hamer began her residency as the 2015-2017 OI-NEH Fellow on July 1, 2015. Her current work focuses on the West India Co and its attempts to instill proper sexual behavior in marriage. Here she discusses her research process. So you have been working in the archives…. I have been in two archives mainly: one… Read More »