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

September 4–7, 2014
British Group in Early American History Annual Conference
University of Edinburgh
Nuala Zahedieh
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September 16, 2014
Colloquium: "Bloodletting: The French Empire at War, 1744–1763"

Christopher Hodson, Brigham Young University
Institute Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
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October 7, 2014
Colloquium: "The Alchemy of Conquest: Discovery, Prophecy, and the Secrets of the New World"

Ralph Bauer, University of Maryland
Institute Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
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October 28, 2014
Colloquium: "Gradual Alienation: How a Multiracial Laboring Class Formed and Became Invisible in the Post-Revolutionary North"

Joanne Pope Melish, University of Kentucky
Institute Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
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November 11, 2014
Colloquium: "Runaways, Rewards, and the Social History of Money"

Simon Middleton, University of Sheffield
Institute Seminar Room, Ground Floor, Swem Library, College of William and Mary
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June 18–21, 2015
2015 Joint OIEAHC–SEA Conference
Chicago, Illinois
Kristina Bross and Eric Slauter
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