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Building on the Legacy: Lemon Project Symposium March 16-17, 2018

· March 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Today’s post is courtesy of Ravynn Stringfield, graduate student in American Studies at William & Mary and Lemon Project Graduate Assistant. The Omohundro Institute applauds the work of the Lemon Project and has supported several past events. Most recently, the OI has joined forces with the Lemon Project to co-sponsor the OI-W&M Lemon Project Postdoctoral… Read More »

Politics, Religion, Then, Now

· February 28th, 2018 · 1 Comment

WMQ author Katherine Carté Engel (January 2018) discusses some of the questions the editorial process forced her to confront when writing her article “Connecting Protestants in Britain’s Eighteenth-century Atlantic Empire.” by Katherine Carté Engel According to the handy new tool put up by Michael McDonnell, the word “colonial” appears 138 times in titles in the WMQ.… Read More »

On Fit and Frame

· February 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

Today’s post is by David Chan Smith, author of “The Hudson’s Bay Company, Social Legitimacy, and the Political Economy of Eighteenth-Century Empire” in the January 2018 edition of the William and Mary Quarterly.  by David Chan Smith The six reviewers! This was my first thought when asked how my article on the political economy of empire… Read More »

From the OI Archives: Our Copper and Wood Printing Blocks, Part II

· February 14th, 2018 · No Comments

This is the second piece in a series of posts by Laurel Daen on the history of the copper and wood printing block process used to produce the William and Mary Quarterly until the mid-twentieth century. Laurel wrote the pieces in preparation for the OI’s 75th anniversary while she was Lapidus Initiative Communications Coordinator in 2016. A… Read More »

Report on the VCEA

· February 1st, 2018 · No Comments

by Holly Stevens White This past Saturday, the Virginia Consortium of Early Americanists convened for their fourth annual meeting at the University of Richmond. Founded in 2014 in order to provide a forum for the wealth of scholarship focused on early American history in Virginia, each year the program evolves and the number of attendees… Read More »

Meghan Markle and the Long History of American Brides of Color in Britain

· January 24th, 2018 · No Comments

This post, by OI author Daniel Livesay, comes to us courtesy of the UNC Press blog. Daniel Livesay is the author of Children of Uncertain Fortune:  Mixed-Race Jamaicans in Britain and the Atlantic Family, 1733-1833, published with our friends at the University of North Carolina Press. By tracing the largely forgotten eighteenth-century migration of elite mixed-race… Read More »