Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture

Leading Early American Scholarship Since 1943


Predoctoral and Short-Term Fellows

2017

Short-Term Fellows

  • Heather Miyano Kopelson, University of Alabama — “Idolatrous Processions: Music, Dance, and Cultural Exchange in the Atlantic World, 1500–1700”
  • Edmond Smith, University of Kent — “The City of London, Corporate Behaviour and the Development of the Virginia Plantation, 1609–1619”

Lapidus–OI Slavery and Print Culture Fellows

  • Sean Morey Smith, Rice University — “Debating Slavery and Making Race Scientific: A Scientific and Medical History of Abolition in the Anglophone Atlantic, 1733–1833”
  • Jordan Wingate, University of California Los Angeles — “The Transnational Origins of the American Self”

Lapidus–OI Early American and Transatlantic Print Culture Fellows

  • Louis Gerdelan, Harvard University — “Calamitous knowledge: the languages of disaster in the British, French and Spanish Atlantic worlds, 1666–1765”
  • Stephen Hay, University of British Columbia — “Mariners and Misinformation in the American Atlantic, 1740–1775”
  • Shira Lurie, University of Virginia — “Politics at the Poles: Liberty Poles and the Popular Struggle for the New Republic”
  • Nicole Mahoney, University of Maryland — “Liberty, Gentility, and Dangerous Liaisons: French Culture and Polite Society in Eighteenth-Century America”
  • Anna Vincenzi, University of Notre Dame — “Imagining an Age of Revolutions? A Study of the Reception of the American Revolution in the Italian States (1765–1809)”

2016

Short-Term

  • Karin Amundsen, University of Southern California — “Metallurgy, Mining, and English Colonization in the Americas, 1550–1624”
  • Julia King, Maryland Historical Trust — “Political Development and Virginia’s Plantation Landscape”
  • Emily Rose, Harvard University — study of the Virginia Company of London (1606–1624) and its lasting impact on early America

Lapidus-OI Slavery and Print Culture Fellow

  • Fernanda Bretones Lane, Vanderbilt University —“Cuban Slavery in the Age of British Abolitionism”

Lapidus-OI Early American and Transatlantic Print Culture Fellows

  • Jamie M. Bolker, Fordham University — “Lost and Found: Wayfinding in Early American Literature”
  • Marissa Christman Rhodes, SUNY Buffalo — “Body Work: Wet-Nurses and Politics of the Breast in Anglo-Atlantic Classified Advertisements”
  • Amanda E. Stuckey, College of William & Mary — “Reading Bodies: Disability and the Book in American Literature and Culture, 1784–1880”
  • Jordan Taylor, Indiana University-Bloomington — “‘On the Ocean of News’: North American Information Networks in the Age of Revolution”

2015

Short-Term Fellows

  • Lauren McMillan, University of Mary Washington — “Illicit Trade in the 17th Century Chesapeake: An Archaeological and Historical Study of Dutch Smuggling Activities in Virginia and Maryland”
  • Ashli White, University of Miami — “Object Lessons of the Revolutionary Atlantic”
  • Lauren Working, University of Durham — “Material Civility and Private Selves in Early Jamestown, 1607–1630”

Lapidus-OI Slavery and Print Culture Fellows

  • Eric Herschthal, Columbia University — “Science Unchained: How the Antislavery Movement Shaped Scientific Knowledge During the Age of Revolution, 1760–1820”
  • Jordan Smith, Georgetown University — “The Invention of Rum”

Lapidus-OI Early American and Transatlantic Print Culture Fellows

  • Katlyn Carter, Princeton University — “Practicing Representative Politics in the Revolutionary Atlantic World: Secrecy, Accountability, and the Making of Modern Democracy”
  • Keith Grant, University of New Brunswick — “Reading the Evangelical Atlantic: Communication Networks and Religious Culture in Cornwallis Township, Nova Scotia, 1770–1850”
  • Christy Pottroff, Fordham University — “The Mail Gaze: Early American Women’s Literature, Letters, and the Post Office, 1790–1865”
  • Amy Torbert, University of Delaware — “Going Places: The Material and Imagined Geographies of Prints in the Atlantic World, 1770–1840”

2014

Short-Term Fellows

  • Ernesto Mercado-Montero, University of Texas — “Crossing Borderlands, Contesting Empires: The Black Caribs and the Politics of Allegiance and Independence in the Caribbean, 1763–1832 ”
  • Melissa Morris, Columbia University — “Cultivating Colonies: Tobacco and the Upstart Empires”

Lapidus-OI Slavery and Print Culture Fellows

  • Elena K. Abbott, Georgetown University — “Free Soil, Canada, and the Atlantic Geography of the American Slavery Debate”
  • Lauren Heintz, University of California, San Diego — “Lawless Liaisons: Kinship, Interraciality, and Queer Desire in the US Hemispheric South, 1791–1865”
  • Nathan Jérémie-Brink, Loyola University Chicago — “Distributing African American Antislavery Texts, 1773–1845”
  • Sueanna Smith, University of South Carolina —“Making Private Traditions Public: Prince Hall Freemasonry and African American Print Culture in the Long 19th Century”

Lapidus-OI Early American and Transatlantic Print Culture Fellows

  • Michael D. Hattem, Yale University — “‘Their history as a part of ours’: History Culture and Historical Memory in British America, 1720–1776”
  • Heike Jablonski, University of Heidelberg — “John Foxe in America”
  • Molly Perry, College of William & Mary — “Influencing Empire: Protest and Persuasion in the British Empire, 1764–1769”
  • Katherine Smoak, Johns Hopkins University —“Circulating Counterfeits: Making Money and Its Meaning in the Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic”

2013

Lapidus-OI Fellows

  • Myron Gray, University of Pennsylvania — “The Music of Franco-Philadelphian Politics, 1778–1801”
  • Ryan Hanley, University of Hull — “Black Writing in Britain, 1770–1830”
  • Alyssa Zuercher Reichardt, Yale University — “A New War: French, British, and Iroquois Imperial Communication Networks and the Contest for the Ohio Valley”
  • Asheesh Siddique, Columbia University — “Daring to Ask: The Questionnaire and the Problem of Knowledge in the Late Eighteenth-Century British Atlantic Enlightenment”