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Tracking “Slavery in Motion”

· June 18th, 2020 · No Comments

by M. Scott Heerman In this post, WMQ author M. Scott Heerman discusses what he would have done with a larger word limit for his article, “Abolishing Slavery in Motion: Foreign Captivity and International Abolitionism in the Early United States,” in the April 2020 issue. Through September 30, you can read this article for free… Read More »

Finding Susannah Mingo

· June 10th, 2020 · No Comments

In this post, WMQ author Jenny Shaw recounts how she came to research and write the story of Susannah Mingo for the April 2020 issue. Through September 30, you can read this article for free on the OI Reader. We will close the beta period of the OI Reader on October 1. After that, all… Read More »

Words and deeds

· June 5th, 2020 · No Comments

Sent to the Omohundro Institute mailing list on June 5, 2020. Friday, June 5, 2020 We are witnessing ongoing protests across our country and around the world against police violence and other forms of systemic racism that are slavery’s tenacious legacy.  As people are moving their feet and lifting their voices together, individuals and organizations… Read More »

Global Knowledge, Eighteenth-Century Style

· June 3rd, 2020 · No Comments

In this post, WMQ author Tamara Plakins Thornton recounts how she came to understand eighteenth-century globes and how that changed the way she needed them illustrated for her article in the April 2020 issue.  Through September 30, you can read this article for free on the OI Reader. We will close the beta period of… Read More »

Lost and Found in COVID

· May 21st, 2020 · No Comments

by Karin Wulf My first “update” email to the OI staff about COVID-19 was on Friday, March 13th.  Over the last two months I’ve added to that email regularly in what is now an absurdly long thread, but which I keep going as a reminder of how little time has passed while so much has… Read More »

A (no pressure!) intro to online writing groups

· May 7th, 2020 · No Comments

By Vineeta Singh Aren’t you sick of everyone telling you how you should be working right now? We are in a pandemic and research productivity isn’t exactly top-of-mind for everyone right now. And I’m not here to argue that it should be. If you are working through your relationship with research productivity right now, I… Read More »

Advisories Versus Executive Orders

· April 21st, 2020 · No Comments

By Liz Covart In late March and early April, state and municipal governments across the United States issued orders for residents to “stay at home” to combat the covid-19 pandemic. As of April 16, 2020, forty-two states, three counties, nine cities, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia had ordered residents to close physical locations… Read More »