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Framing Early American Scholarship

· September 6th, 2017 · 2 Comments

In today’s post, Jeffrey Glover, author of “Witnessing African War: Slavery, the Laws of War, and Anglo-American Abolitionism” in the July 2017 edition of the William and Mary Quarterly, reflects on what it means to frame an article.  By Jeffrey Glover I was surprised by the readers’ and editor’s reports on my submission to William and Mary… Read More »

Money matters

· August 23rd, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post is from Katherine Smoak, author of “The Weight of Necessity: Counterfeit Coins in the British Atlantic World, 1760-1800” (William and Mary Quarterly, July 2017). by Katherine Smoak When I started the research for the larger project from which my recent WMQ article is drawn—a history of the practices and politics of counterfeiting in the… Read More »

A short introduction to a very short introduction of IP

· May 10th, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post is a reprint from yesterday’s edition of The Scholarly Kitchen. In it, Karin Wulf reviews the Very Short Introduction to Intellectual Property by Siva Vaidhyanathan (Oxford University Press). by Karin Wulf Intellectual property is the culmination of brain work:  ideas made manifest are legally defined and protected to variously advance the interests of their… Read More »

Exciting News from the NEH

· March 29th, 2017 · No Comments

by Karin Wulf National Endowment for the Humanities programs have been incalculably important to the shared understanding of the early American past. We are delighted to announce two successful NEH applications in support of the Omohundro Institute’s programs this year. The OI was awarded grants both for our residential postdoctoral fellowship program and for the… Read More »

What’s in a Name: Or, Who Put the Omohundro in the Institute of Early American History and Culture

· June 29th, 2016 · 6 Comments

by Alexandra Finley I originally encountered the name Omohundro during my first year of graduate school, when I was an editorial apprentice at the Institute. During our training, then-director Ron Hoffman met with the apprentices to tell us the history of the organization, including how it came to be the Omohundro Institute of Early American… Read More »

What’s in the Name (Omohundro)?

· June 21st, 2016 · 9 Comments

by Karin Wulf Over the years people have wondered about the name “Omohundro.”  Many have asked about the derivation of the name itself and about why the OI carries the name. But there are always questions, too, about how the Omohundro name might be connected to the early Virginia economy that was dependent on the… Read More »