Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943

Upcoming Conferences

We provide forums for a rich variety of scholarship on early America.

The OI’s annual June conference is a major meeting for scholars of early America. The content of each meeting is handled by a program committee charged with privileging new ideas and interpretations over well-worn topics. Junior as well as senior scholars present their work and care is taken to keep the meeting and accommodations affordable for graduate students.

Smaller conferences usually scheduled each fall and held inside and outside of the United States all have distinct topical foci. These events are developed by scholars in the field and offer opportunities for the OI to partner with other organizations.

June 1–3, 2018

Trans-American Crossings: Enslaved Migrations within the Americas and Their Impacts on Slave Cultures and Societies

The John Carter Brown Library

June 14–17, 2018

24th Annual OI Conference

Williamsburg, Virginia
In honor of our 75th anniversary, the Twenty-Fourth Annual Omohundro Institute Conference will convene at our home base in Williamsburg, Virginia, on the campus of the William & Mary.

June 13–16, 2019

25th Annual OI Conference

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
We will post a call for proposals in spring 2018. Please watch this site for details.