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Doing History Season 3- Biography

· October 19th, 2018 · 1 Comment

Doing History Season 3: Biography If biographies tell us about the past, why do bookstores and libraries always shelve them separately from history books? When historians write biographies, do they approach things differently? And if so how? These questions got us thinking and so we decided to dedicate season three of Doing History to them.… Read More »

Happy 4th Birthday, Ben Franklin’s World!

· October 12th, 2018 · No Comments

This week the Omohundro Institute’s award winning podcast, Ben Franklin’s World: a Podcast about Early American History turned four years old! This made us wonder, how would Ben have celebrated? Turns out his letters might offer us some hints. In 1767, Ben gifted a poem to Mary Stevenson for her birthday: “You’d have the Custom… Read More »

Opposing Views: Do Humanists Need to Add “Digital” to Their Titles?

· October 11th, 2018 · 2 Comments

Today’s posts are courtesy of two Ph.D. candidates in the William & Mary Department of History, Alexandra Macdonald and Peter Olsen-Harbich. We asked them to address the place of digital humanities learning—in particular, tutorials in the tools required to create digital humanities projects—in their current work and education. Learning to Stretch the Digital Vellum: Digital Literacy… Read More »

Call: Reflecting on 75 Years of OI Books

· May 22nd, 2018 · 1 Comment

NOTE: We’re extending the call to June 22! Please see below for the link to apply. Over the past seventy-five years, the Omohundro Institute has published dozens of books that run the gamut of early American history and help trace the development of the field from a relatively narrow focus on the English colonies to… Read More »

Report from a Lapidus Initiative Digital Collections Fellowship recipient

· December 13th, 2017 · No Comments

Lauren Coats (Associate Professor of English and Director, Digital Scholarship Lab) and Andrew Sluyter (Professor of Geography and Anthropology) of Louisiana State University, in conjunction with LSU Libraries, received one of three awards made last year for the Lapidus Initiative Fellowships for Digital Collections. In concert with other OI projects promoting creative use of digital tools… Read More »

American Studies Goes Digital

· October 18th, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post is by Elizabeth Losh, Associate Professor in the American Studies program at William & Mary. She is the organizer of the upcoming conference “Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities,” October 26–28 on the campus of William & Mary. The Omohundro Institute is a sponsor of the conference. by Liz Losh The Digital Humanities… Read More »