Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


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

The Institute’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 Institute to partner with other organizations.


May 29–30, 2015
WMQ–EMSI Workshop: “Early American Legal Histories”
The Huntington Library
Sarah Barringer Gordon, University of Pennsylvania, Convener

June 18–21, 2015
2015 Joint OIEAHC–SEA Conference
Chicago, Illinois
Kristina Bross and Eric Slauter

October 16–18, 2015
Emerging Histories of the Early Modern French Atlantic
Williamsburg, Virginia