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“By the Meanes of Women”: Jamestown on the Vanguard of English Women’s Settlement

· October 28th, 2019 · 2 Comments

by Emily Sackett Emily Sackett was awarded an OI–Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation fellowship in spring 2019. She spent the month of September 2019 in residence at the Omohundro Institute and conducted extensive research in the collections at Jamestown Island. The OI offers numerous short-term fellowships for scholars—from advanced graduate students to senior scholars. Applications for the… Read More »

Friends in All the Right Places: The Newest Legal History

· October 8th, 2019 · 2 Comments

Today’s post accompanies “American Legal History and the Bill of Rights,” episode 259 of Ben Franklin’s World and part of Doing History 4: Understanding the Fourth Amendment. By Gautham Rao In 1965 a lawyer named Malcolm S. Mason wrote an article for the Journal of Legal Education with a simple problem: legal history was boring.… Read More »

Introducing Commonplace.online

· September 30th, 2019 · No Comments

By Joshua R. Greenberg, editor of Commonplace.online What is it like for a scholar to read the entire back catalog of a publication without a specific research or teaching agenda in mind? For me, it has been like assembling a very complicated jigsaw puzzle. Let me explain. As of September 30th, Commonplace: the journal of… Read More »

Meet Karin Amundsen

· September 26th, 2019 · 1 Comment

Karin Amundsen is the 2019-2021 OI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellow. I am a historian of early modern Britain and the Atlantic World focusing on the influence of alchemy and metallurgy in the development of English colonization. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Southern California with support from the Institute of Historical Research, the USC-Huntington Early… Read More »