Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


Conferences

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.

Schedule

March 17, 2015
Colloquium: "The Rebellion of Juan Francisco de León and the Politics of Illicit Trade in Mid-Eighteenth Century Spanish America"

Jesse Cromwell, University of Mississippi
Institute Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
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March 24, 2015
Colloquium: "Enforcing the Revolution: Law and Disorder During the War for Independence"

T. H. Breen, William Smith Mason Professor Emeritus Northwestern University, James Marsh, Professor-at-large University of Vermont, and Humboldt Professor, Center for Advanced Studies, Munich, Germany
Institute Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
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April 21, 2015
Colloquium: "The 'Just Rights of Freedom': Enforcing Emancipation in the Post-Revolutionary North"

Paul Polgar, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Institute Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
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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
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October 16–18, 2015
Emerging Histories of the Early Modern French Atlantic
Williamsburg, Virginia
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