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Meet OI Fellow Deborah Hamer

· October 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

Deborah Hamer began her residency as the 2015-2017 OI-NEH Fellow on July 1, 2015. Her current work focuses on the West India Co and its attempts to instill proper sexual behavior in marriage. Here she discusses her research process. So you have been working in the archives…. I have been in two archives mainly: one… Read More »

Conference Twittiquette

· June 16th, 2015 · 2 Comments

We are delighted to confirm that the joint OIEAHC-SEA conference (June 18-21) will be live-Tweeted. In preparation for that, we have created not only a hashtag (#OISEA2015) but also drafted a Twittiquette. But as with any draft, we need input. Please respond below or, if you don’t desire to make a public comment, email us directly… Read More »

ICYMI: The George III Archives project

· April 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

In case you missed it….We are proud to announce that the OI has been asked to help organize the digitization of the George III archives—the papers and household documents of the King and his family. Of the massive collection—approximately a quarter of a million pages of material—only about 15% has been available to scholars up… Read More »

A conversation with OI Fellow Ryan Kashanipour

· February 26th, 2015 · No Comments

Ryan Kashanipour is an interdisciplinary scholar whose research focuses on ethnicity, race, and gender in the cultural and social production of knowledge in colonial Latin America and the broader Atlantic world. While at the OI, he is working on his manuscript, “Between Magic and Medicine: Colonial Yucatec Healing and the Spanish Atlantic World,” which examines… Read More »

A conversation with OI Fellow Paul Polgar

· January 28th, 2015 · No Comments

We sat down with Paul Polgar, Omohundro Institute-NEH Fellow 2013-2015, earlier this month for a quick interview.  What are you working on now?  I spent a lot of fall semester compiling a database of New York and Philadelphia’s abolition societies’ cases and now I am working with that material. These are cases brought to the… Read More »