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Planning a spring syllabus? Read this first

· November 22nd, 2017 · 1 Comment

2017 was an extraordinary year for the Omohundro Institute’s burgeoning role as a podcast producer. Liz Covart, creator and host of Ben Franklin’s World, joined the OI full-time as Digital Projects Editor. While they remain based in Boston much of the year, Liz, her partner Tim, and their companion Sprocket, planted a Red Sox flag… Read More »

Smuggling, the American Revolution, and the Riverine Highway

· November 21st, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post accompanies “Smuggling and the American Revolution,” episode 161 of Ben Franklin’s World and part of the Doing History 2: To the Revolution! series. You can find supplementary materials for the episode on the OI Reader app, available through iTunes or Google Play. by Eugene R.H. Tesdahl Smuggling. We have been conditioned to resent… Read More »

Meet the new OI Council members

· November 15th, 2017 · No Comments

We were excited to welcome five new members to the Omohundro Institute Council recently. Council members advise the OI director and the Executive Board on policy, programmatic, and professional matters of concern to the OI and serve on one of the Council’s three standing committees: the William and Mary Quarterly Editorial Board, the Book Publications Committee, or… Read More »

To the Revolution with the WMQ & JER

· November 8th, 2017 · No Comments

by Joshua Piker, Editor, William and Mary Quarterly  October’s issue of the Quarterly went into the mail about two weeks ago and up on the OI Reader, Muse, and JSTOR soon thereafter. When you open your preferred format, you’ll see that we’ve published a joint issue with the Journal of the Early Republic around the theme… Read More »

Following the Army

· October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post accompanies “The Revolutionaries’ Army,” episode 158 of Ben Franklin’s World and part of the Doing History 2: To the Revolution! series. You can find supplementary materials for the episode on the OI Reader app, available through iTunes or Google Play. By Holly A. Mayer Women have volunteered service in all American wars, but… Read More »

American Studies Goes Digital

· October 18th, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post is by Elizabeth Losh, Associate Professor in the American Studies program at William & Mary. She is the organizer of the upcoming conference “Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities,” October 26–28 on the campus of William & Mary. The Omohundro Institute is a sponsor of the conference. by Liz Losh The Digital Humanities… Read More »