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OI History: Tales from Former Apprentices, Conclusion

· November 7th, 2018 · No Comments

OI History: Tales from Former Apprentices, Conclusion August 2nd, 2010. That was the day I first stepped foot in the offices of the OI to begin my training in the legendary Apprenticeship in Historical Editing program. My apprenticeship only lasted the year but I continued on in the Ph.D. program at William & Mary which… Read More »

OI History: Tales from Former Apprentices, Part 8

· October 31st, 2018 · 1 Comment

OI History: Tales from Former Apprentices, Part 8 As part of our seventy-fifth anniversary, we at the Omohundro Institute continue to reflect on what makes our institution such a special place. One of those things is our Apprenticeship in Historical Editing. Today’s guest post comes from former apprentice Sean P. Harvey who is now an… Read More »

OI History: Tales from Former Apprentices Part 7

· October 24th, 2018 · No Comments

OI History: Tales from Former Apprentices, Part 7 As part of our seventy-fifth anniversary, we at the Omohundro Institute continue to reflect on what makes our institution such a special place. One of those things is our Apprenticeship in Historical Editing. Today’s guest post comes from former apprentice Sherry Babbitt who is now retired but… Read More »

Doing History Season 3- Biography

· October 19th, 2018 · No Comments

Doing History Season 3: Biography If biographies tell us about the past, why do bookstores and libraries always shelve them separately from history books? When historians write biographies, do they approach things differently? And if so how? These questions got us thinking and so we decided to dedicate season three of Doing History to them.… Read More »

OI History: Tales from Former Apprentices, Part 6

· October 17th, 2018 · No Comments

As part of our seventy-fifth anniversary, we at the Omohundro Institute continue to reflect on what makes our institution such a special place. One of those things is our Apprenticeship in Historical Editing. Today’s guest post comes from former apprentice J. Frederick Fausz who is currently an Associate Professor of History at the University of… Read More »

Happy 4th Birthday, Ben Franklin’s World!

· October 12th, 2018 · No Comments

This week the Omohundro Institute’s award winning podcast, Ben Franklin’s World: a Podcast about Early American History turned four years old! This made us wonder, how would Ben have celebrated? Turns out his letters might offer us some hints. In 1767, Ben gifted a poem to Mary Stevenson for her birthday: “You’d have the Custom… Read More »

OI History: Tales from Former Apprentices, Part 5

· October 3rd, 2018 · No Comments

As part of our seventy-fifth anniversary, we at the Omohundro Institute continue to reflect on what makes our institution such a special place. One of those things is our Apprenticeship in Historical Editing. Today’s guest post comes from former apprentice Martha J. King who is now a senior editor at the Papers of Thomas Jefferson.… Read More »