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Why be a joiner?

· June 26th, 2018 · 1 Comment

by Karin Wulf Why be a joiner? Don’t make me pull out that de Tocqueville quote about the importance of voluntary associations in civil society. Besides, it’s not necessary to quote a tourist in early nineteenth-century America to observe a truism: organizations bring people and their talents together. The Omohundro Institute has a single mission:… Read More »

On “slow history”: Decolonizing methodologies and the importance of responsive editorial processes

· March 22nd, 2018 · No Comments

Christine DeLucia, author of “Fugitive Collections in New England Indian Country: Indigenous Material Culture and Early American History Making at Ezra Stiles’s Yale Museum” in the January 2018 edition of the William and Mary Quarterly  reflects on the broader implications of making a “simple” change to her recent article. by Christine DeLucia It wasn’t quite a “stop… Read More »

Politics, Religion, Then, Now

· February 28th, 2018 · 1 Comment

WMQ author Katherine Carté Engel (January 2018) discusses some of the questions the editorial process forced her to confront when writing her article “Connecting Protestants in Britain’s Eighteenth-century Atlantic Empire.” by Katherine Carté Engel According to the handy new tool put up by Michael McDonnell, the word “colonial” appears 138 times in titles in the WMQ.… Read More »

From the OI Archives: Our Copper-and-Wood Printing Blocks

· January 17th, 2018 · No Comments

Our thanks to Laurel Daen for researching and writing this series of posts in preparation for the Omohundro Institute’s 75th anniversary while she was the Lapidus Initiative Communications Coordinator in 2016. A Look at Printing Illustrations in the WMQ in the Mid-Twentieth Century By Laurel Daen Part I In 2018, the OI celebrates its 75th… 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 »