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Collaboration can’t be rushed

· June 15th, 2018 · No Comments

Today’s post comes courtesy of authors from the William and Mary Quarterly April 2018 Forum “Materials and Methods in Native American and Indigenous Studies: Completing the Turn.” by Alyssa Mt. Pleasant, Caroline Wigginton, and Kelly Wisecup The forum is the result of a multi-year collaboration between three editors, not all of whom had worked together before or… Read More »

The WMQ on the OI Reader

· June 14th, 2018 · 1 Comment

I’m delighted to announce that Simon Newman’s article, “Hidden in Plain Sight: Escaped Slaves in Late Eighteenth- and Early Nineteenth-Century Jamaica,” has just been published on the OI Reader app. This essay represents the first born-digital article published on the OI Reader, and as such is a significant milestone for the Quarterly. The article will… Read More »

Collaboration and Vast Early America

· June 11th, 2018 · 1 Comment

In the last month or so, your inbox or mailbox has brought you news of April’s issue of the WMQ.  This issue centers on the first half of a forum, “Materials and Methods in Native American and Indigenous Studies,” that we are jointly publishing with Early American Literature. The forum’s second half will appear in… Read More »

The OI Book That Made Me a Historian

· June 1st, 2018 · 4 Comments

I went to college with political journalism as a career goal. A Watergate kid, I wanted to be in Washington, and I wanted to put together important stories at the ragged edges of contemporary American democracy. Instead, I was captivated by the early modern period, by early American history in particular, and it was Gordon… Read More »

Thoughts on writing for the WMQ-EAL forum

· May 23rd, 2018 · No Comments

Today’s post is by Alejandra Dubcovsky, author of “Defying Indian Slavery: Apalachee Voices and Spanish Sources in the Eighteenth-Century Southeast” in the April 2018 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly. The April issue is part of a forum, “Materials and Methods in Native American and Indigenous Studies” published in collaboration with Early American Literature.  by Alejandra Dubcovsky… Read More »

Call: Reflecting on 75 Years of OI Books

· May 22nd, 2018 · 1 Comment

NOTE: We’re extending the call to June 22! Please see below for the link to apply. Over the past seventy-five years, the Omohundro Institute has published dozens of books that run the gamut of early American history and help trace the development of the field from a relatively narrow focus on the English colonies to… Read More »