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Meet the 2016 Scholars’ Workshop

· July 13th, 2016 · No Comments

The 2nd annual Omohundro Institute Scholars’ Workshop began July 5. As last year, six untenured scholars are gathered at the OI for two weeks of intensive discussion, editing and meetings with the OI’s publications team. Each scholar also has the option to stay in Williamsburg and continue to work for up to two weeks after… Read More »

OI-JR Fellow Lauren Working looks at stories in artifacts

· June 8th, 2016 · No Comments

Gentlemen in Jacobean London were fascinated by Virginia and its inhabitants. They pranced before King James dressed like “Virginians” with feathers entwined in their hair. They wrote poems that compared the rapture of discovering their mistress’ body to the glory of exploring the “New-found-land”. They invested in the Virginia Company, and when it went bankrupt,… Read More »

Short-term fellow’s report from Ashli White

· June 1st, 2016 · No Comments

Ashli White (University of Miami), recently completed a short-term fellowship at the Omohundro Institute. In today’s post, she outlines her research project and talks about what she found while here. by Ashli White I arrived to the Institute at the beginning of this month to conduct some research for my project that explores the political, social, and… Read More »

Summer internships for undergraduates

· February 2nd, 2016 · 3 Comments

Today’s post is courtesy of Jordan Smith (Georgetown University), OI Regional Editor for The List. If you are interested in helping your undergraduates find an internship this summer then this is key reading.

Report from Sueanna Smith, Lapidus Fellow

· January 12th, 2016 · No Comments

Today’s post comes from Sueanna Smith, graduate student at the University of South Carolina, who used funds she received as a Lapidus-OIEAHC Fellow to further her dissertation research. There is still time to apply for the next application round. Applications will be accepted through midnight, Friday, January 15.  The Lapidus-OIEAHC Fellowship supported my doctoral research… Read More »

Meet OI Fellow Deborah Hamer

· October 22nd, 2015 · No Comments

Deborah Hamer began her residency as the 2015-2017 OI-NEH Fellow on July 1, 2015. Her current work focuses on the West India Co and its attempts to instill proper sexual behavior in marriage. Here she discusses her research process. So you have been working in the archives…. I have been in two archives mainly: one… Read More »

ICYMI: The George III Archives project

· April 22nd, 2015 · 1 Comment

In case you missed it….We are proud to announce that the OI has been asked to help organize the digitization of the George III archives—the papers and household documents of the King and his family. Of the massive collection—approximately a quarter of a million pages of material—only about 15% has been available to scholars up… Read More »