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Pay it Forward: The OI’s Digital Collections Fellowship

· December 6th, 2016 · 1 Comment

by Karin Wulf   It’s clear that #VastEarlyAmerica includes not only an expansive conceptual, geographical, and chronological scope, but also new and exciting methodologies. The possibilities for doing digital historical scholarship, from research to publication platforms, have expanded exponentially over the last decade; I find this a tremendously encouraging sign about the vitality and future… Read More »

Balancing the Empirical and the Humane in Slave Trade Studies

· January 14th, 2015 · 3 Comments

Gregory E. O’Malley, author of Final Passages contributes the following post. In recent years, something of a divide has emerged in slave trade studies. In one camp, for decades after Philip Curtin published his pioneering The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census in 1969, historians of the slave trade focused on quantitative analysis. Study after study refined our… Read More »

2014 Highlights

· December 24th, 2014 · No Comments

Congratulations to Martha Howard and Joseph Adelman on the launch of Uncommon Sense—the blog and The Octo, the OI’s new online features.   Partnerships of all kinds, with EMSI on the WMQ-EMSI annual workshops, the BGEAH to support their conferences, with the SEA to produce the 2015 joint conference, with the University of North Carolina Press… Read More »