The 2017 Scholars’ Workshop has convened in Williamsburg. Thanks to the Lapidus Initiative, six scholars are braving the heat to work on book and article projects with the OI’s editorial staff. Zack Dorner is a lecturer in history at Stanford University. He is working on a chapter from his book project on the globalization of… Read More »
iTunes promoted Ben Franklin’s World as a featured podcast the week of July 3, 2017. This was quite special for an independent, non-celebrity hosted podcast and since the feature appeared, many have asked me both how I got iTunes to feature Ben Franklin’s World and what the feature meant for its download statistics. These are… Read More »
Eliga Gould is Professor of History at the University of New Hampshire and the author most recently of Among the Powers of the Earth: The American Revolution and the Making of a New World Empire. When I teach the American Revolution, I often ask my students, when did the United States become independent? The conventional… Read More »
Today is the end of our fiscal year, as anyone who has been getting and reading our encouragement to make a gift to the OI Associates knows. For non-profits, that end of the fiscal year is an important moment to take stock of our resources and to make firmer commitments for the coming year. We… Read More »
by Karin Wulf We’ve got big news to share. Today we’re welcoming Liz Covart –and Ben Franklin’s World—to the OI full-time. Liz is our new Digital Projects Editor, with primary responsibility for the podcast and the many new platforms we’re exploring to highlight outstanding early American scholarship. In January of 2016 we announced a new… Read More »
by Liz Covart I’m excited to announce that I’ve joined the staff at the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture as its new Digital Projects Editor.
Today’s post is by James Rice, Tufts University, Convener of the most recent William and Mary Quarterly—Early Modern Studies Institute (WMQ-EMSI) workshop, “Early American Environmental Histories,” which took place at The Huntington Library, May 19–20. A list of participants and their papers follows his post.