Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

The Octo

Blogging Early America

Feeds from popular blogs selected by Joseph M. Adelman, Assistant Editor, Digital Initiatives

Uncommon Sense - the blog

Uncommon Sense - the blog

The Omohundro Institute thanks the many scholars who made #OIAnnual2018 such a success. If you have a blog post, bibliography, or other materials related to the conference that you would like to share please contact Martha Howard. by Karin Wulf The OI’s 24th annual conference this past weekend, in honor of our 75th anniversary, will get its own round-up blog posts. Suffice to say, the scholarly exchange was intense and rewarding, the plenary sessions were engaging and provocative, and the receptio

Op-Ed (Yale Indian Papers Project)

Danielle Hill (Mashpee) will be joining the Indian Papers Project staff as one of its Native Interns for 2018. Ms. Hill has been working with tribal governments since 2010 in various capacities and departments and offers a well-rounded perspective on the…Read more →...

Georgian Papers Programme

The Library of Congress has announced the appointment of its Georgian Papers Fellowship. It has been awarded to Dr Nicola Phillips of Royal Holloway, University of London, where she is Co- Director of the Bedford Centre for the History of Women and Gender and is the editor/creator of the Bedford Cen...

Age of Revolutions

By Jorge Camacho For scholars interested in race relations and cultural formations in the Caribbean, the French and Haitian Revolutions of the late eighteenth to early nineteenth centuries represent key moments for understanding these societies. These events set off a series of rebellions in the ...

Pedagogy & American Literary Studies

  Photo by Startup Stock Photos on Pexels.com As many of us know from teaching writing workshops and incorporating peer revision into the classes we teach, writing is a collaborative and community process. Our students’ writing benefits from the feedback and support their peers provide. Yet f...

Nursing Clio

For several years, I’ve had a wall decoration in my office: a panoramic photo of a 1920s beauty contest. I was surprised to come across it at a discount home furnishings retailer and bought it on impulse. After all, how often does a cherished primary source present itself as a consumer good? From ...

The Junto

Vanessa Holden reviews Sharon Block's, Colonial Complexions: Race and Bodies in Eighteenth Century America....

Past is Present

On May 17, 2018, during the annual meeting of the American Historical Print Collector’s Society (AHPCS) in California, the American Antiquarian Society received the Ewell L. Newman Book Award for our exhibition catalog Radiant with Color & Art: McLoughlin Brothers and the Business of Picture Books, 1858–1920. The Newman Book Award recognizes and encourages outstanding […]...