The OI is an independent research organization sponsored by William & Mary.
Located on the campus of our founding sponsor, William & Mary
We are proud to be housed on the campus of our founding sponsor, William & Mary, in Williamsburg, Virginia. Founded in 1693, W&M is the second oldest college in the nation.
OI Book Awarded 2018 Bancroft Prize
For the seventh time in our 75-year history, an OI book has received one of the history profession’s highest honors. Douglas Winiarski’s Darkness Falls on the Land of Light: Experiencing Religious Awakenings in Eighteenth-Century New England was awarded a 2018 Bancroft Prize.
OI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship
The OI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellowship is a residential postdoctoral fellowship that carries with it two years of support and participation in a vibrant community of early Americanists. Applications are due November 1.
Help us add 100 early American women to Wikipedia
On Saturday, November 3, the OI will kick off an effort to add 100 early American women to Wikipedia by 2019. The event is organized in honor of W&M alumna Mary Maples Dunn. ALL can participate.