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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 »

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. 

Meet OI Fellow Shauna Sweeney

· September 21st, 2016 · No Comments

Shauna Sweeney joined the Institute this summer as the 2016-2018 OI-NEH Fellow. Her research focuses on female-centered market networks in the Caribbean and their significance to the rise of Atlantic commerce and the transition from slavery to freedom during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Laurel Daen (William & Mary Ph.D. 2016), sat down recently with Shauna… 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 »

Hogshead Revisited: a short-term fellowship report from Melissa Morris

· August 24th, 2016 · No Comments

In today’s post, Omohundro Institute short-term fellow Melissa Morris (Columbia University), details how she used her time in Williamsburg and what she found out about the tobacco industry in early America. by Melissa Morris For the last two months I have researched my dissertation project about seventeenth-century tobacco cultivation and trade as an Omohundro Institute short-term… Read More »

Meet the 2016 Scholars’ Workshop

· 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 »

OI-JR Fellow Lauren Working looks at stories in artifacts

· June 8th, 2016 · No Comments

Gentlemen in Jacobean London were fascinated by Virginia and its inhabitants. They pranced before King James dressed like “Virginians” with feathers entwined in their hair. They wrote poems that compared the rapture of discovering their mistress’ body to the glory of exploring the “New-found-land”. They invested in the Virginia Company, and when it went bankrupt,… Read More »