Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


Editorial Apprenticeship Program

The Institute partners with the College of William & Mary’s Lyon G. Tyler Department of History to administer the Editorial Apprenticeship Program. The decades-long program introduces entering graduate students to the practices of scholarly publishing and historical editing. Each year, students participate in two weeks of full-time training in August, followed by part-time work during the academic year on Institute books and the William and Mary Quarterly. Over the years, apprentices have gone on to careers in academic and trade publishing or documentary editing. Many have continued to pursue research and teaching, armed with a better understanding of historical documentation, writing, and publishing conventions.

Both current and former editorial apprentices have the opportunity to apply for the Omohundro Institute’s Fellowships in Historical Editing. These annual fellowships allow students to build upon their editorial skills through continued work at the Institute during the College of William & Mary’s winter and summer breaks. Supported by funding from donors to the Institute, the fellowships recognize exemplary work by apprentices as well as support the Institute’s ability to maintain the high standards for which its publications are known.

For more information on the fellowships, click here.

The 2016–2017 editorial apprentices are:

OI 2016 Apprentices

(Pictured left to right) Frances Bell, Emily Wells, Kaila Schwartz, Cody Nager, Holly Gruntner, Chris Slaby, Mitch Oxford, and Ravynn Stringfield. Not pictured: Rebecca Capobianco

  • Frances Bell
  • Rebecca Capobianco
  • Holly Gruntner
  • Cody Nager
  • Mitchell Edward Oxford
  • Kaila Knight Schwartz
  • Christopher J. Slaby
  • Ravynn K. Stringfield
  • Emily Wells