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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 »

Environment and Agency in Early America

· October 6th, 2015 · No Comments

Our series on the roundtables from this summer’s annual conference continues with a post from John Easterbrook. He recently received his PhD from the Department of English at New York University, where he completed his dissertation, “The Political Ecology of Early Anglo-American Writing, 1609-1847.” Our roundtable on “Environment and Agency in Early America” originated with… Read More »

Recovering Literary Texts, One at a Time

· September 29th, 2015 · 2 Comments

In our third entry of our summer conference roundtable roundup, we look back to a workshop on teaching once-forgotten texts with Meredith Neuman. Neuman is Associate Professor of English at Clark University and author of Jeremiah’s Scribes: Creating Sermon Literature in Puritan New England (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013). It may have been the… Read More »