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Translation and Transmission in the Early Americas: The Fourth Early Americanist ‘Summit’

· May 25th, 2016 · No Comments

Washington DC and the University of Maryland, 2–5 June, 2016 Traduttore, traitore; translatio studii; translatio imperii. The matter of translation is central to the study of the histories, literatures, and cultures of the early Americas, where speakers of indigenous, Indo-European, African, and Asian languages negotiated what words meant and who had the power to wield… Read More »

Reviving Revolution

· January 26th, 2016 · 2 Comments

Jordan Taylor, Ph.D. student at Indiana University and Regional Editor of the OI Map, has this report from the recent AHA conference. Now, he says, is a great time to be studying revolution. Find out why. 

ICYMI: Why Conferences Still Matter

· December 9th, 2015 · No Comments

In the October 2015 issue of Uncommon Sense, Karin Wulf reflects on why the OI still is dedicated to organizing and sponsoring conferences—inspiring reading perhaps as you contemplate your spring schedule and ask whether that long weekend commitment will really be worth it. Conferences are expensive and time-consuming for both the organizers and the attendees. Conferences are… Read More »

“Emerging Histories” for Graduate Students

· October 29th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Michaela Kleber and Hannah Bailey, both graduate students in History at the College of William & Mary, offer their take on the OI’s recent “Emerging Histories of the Early Modern French Atlantic.” Emotions run high for graduate students at conferences. On the one hand, it’s thrilling to hear the newest, most innovative research in your… Read More »

Florida at the Margins

· October 13th, 2015 · No Comments

This week marks the end of our series highlighting the roundtables from the joint meeting of the Institute and the Society of Early Americanists. Thanks to all the participants for your contributions. Today’s post comes from Thomas Hallock, Associate Professor of English at the University of South Florida-St. Petersburg. Peninsular Florida, jutting from mainland North… Read More »

French Atlantic? Why now and why Williamsburg

· October 8th, 2015 · 1 Comment

Today’s post is courtesy of Chris Hodson, co-organizer of the “Emerging Histories of the Early Modern French Atlantic” conference.   Yes, Virginia, there was a French Atlantic… …and from October 16-18, over 30 distinguished presenters and commentators will descend on the Omohundro Institute to prove it. Featuring scholars from Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and North America,… Read More »