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 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.

June 15–18, 2017

23rd Annual Institute Conference

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Chaired by David Hancock (University of Michigan) and co-chaired by Patrick Griffin (University of Notre Dame), Margaret Newell (The Ohio State University), and Joseph Rezek (Boston University)

June 14–17, 2018

24th Annual Institute 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 College of William & Mary.