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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 »

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 »

Atomic Bonds

· May 3rd, 2018 · No Comments

By Nadine Zimmerli, Associate Editor, Books My job continues to surprise and delight. The most unexpected and fascinating email I received last year contained the following attachment, courtesy of Cameron Strang, whose OI book Frontiers of Science comes out this summer: This card connects one Institute to another: issued by the library of the Institute… Read More »

On “slow history”: Decolonizing methodologies and the importance of responsive editorial processes

· March 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

Christine DeLucia, author of “Fugitive Collections in New England Indian Country: Indigenous Material Culture and Early American History Making at Ezra Stiles’s Yale Museum” in the January 2018 edition of the William and Mary Quarterly  reflects on the broader implications of making a “simple” change to her recent article. by Christine DeLucia It wasn’t quite a “stop… Read More »

Further Thoughts on Douglas Winiarski’s Bancroft Prize-winning Book

· March 15th, 2018 · No Comments

This week we were thrilled to learn that Douglas L. Winiarski’s Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England (OI and UNCP, 2017) was one of three books awarded the 2018 Bancroft Prize. This sweeping history of popular religion in eighteenth-century New England is simultaneously magisterial in scope and… Read More »