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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 · 6 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 »

#4ContentProviders

· April 12th, 2016 · No Comments

Tomorrow, April 13, Karin Wulf and a panel of experts in scholarly publishing will conduct a symposium at Columbia University to discuss major issues facing academic authors today. The event is open to the public and described below. You can also follow along (and/or join in) on Twitter by following #4ContentProviders. In the meantime, you may… Read More »