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To the Revolution with the WMQ & JER

· November 8th, 2017 · No Comments

by Joshua Piker, Editor, William and Mary Quarterly  October’s issue of the Quarterly went into the mail about two weeks ago and up on the OI Reader, Muse, and JSTOR soon thereafter. When you open your preferred format, you’ll see that we’ve published a joint issue with the Journal of the Early Republic around the theme… Read More »

Following the Army

· October 31st, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post accompanies “The Revolutionaries’ Army,” episode 158 of Ben Franklin’s World and part of the Doing History 2: To the Revolution! series. You can find supplementary materials for the episode on the OI Reader app, available through iTunes or Google Play. By Holly A. Mayer Women have volunteered service in all American wars, but… Read More »

American Studies Goes Digital

· October 18th, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post is by Elizabeth Losh, Associate Professor in the American Studies program at William & Mary. She is the organizer of the upcoming conference “Race, Memory, and the Digital Humanities,” October 26–28 on the campus of William & Mary. The Omohundro Institute is a sponsor of the conference. by Liz Losh The Digital Humanities… Read More »

Report on the 4th annual Southwest Seminar

· October 11th, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post is a special report from Joaquín Rivaya-Martínez of Texas State University on the Southwest Seminar, one of several conferences on #VastEarlyAmerica the OI is proud to support this year. From October 5 to 7, 2017, the University of California – San Diego hosted the fourth annual meeting of the Southwest Seminar Consortium on Colonial… Read More »

Vast in its Vastness

· October 4th, 2017 · 1 Comment

Today’s post is by Nathaniel Holly, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of History at William & Mary. He attended Robert Morrissey’s VastEarlyAmerica lecture at W&M, an annual event that the OI sponsors in conjunction with various departments on campus, on Monday, October 2. Vast in its Vastness: Borderlands Hide Paintings and the Historical Processes of… Read More »

Meet the OI Apprentices

· September 27th, 2017 · No Comments

Two weeks before the beginning of the fall semester, we welcomed a new group of editorial apprentices to the Omohundro Institute. The OI partners with William & Mary’s Lyon G. Tyler Department of History and the American Studies Program each year to administer the OI Editorial Apprenticeship Program. Now led by editors Virginia Chew and… Read More »

The Pennsylvania Committee of Safety and the War at Home

· September 26th, 2017 · No Comments

Today’s post accompanies “Revolutionary Committees and Congresses,” episode 153 of Ben Franklin’s World and part of the Doing History 2: To the Revolution! series. You can find supplementary materials for the episode on the OI Reader app, available through iTunes or Google Play. by William Huntting Howell Ask any revolutionary: there’s an enormous gap between… Read More »