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.
The Georgian monarchs as never seen before
The Georgian Papers Programme is a ten-year interdisciplinary project to digitize, conserve, catalog, transcribe, interpret and disseminate 425,000 pages or 65,000 items in the Royal Archives and Royal Library relating to the Georgian period, 1714-1837. The OI is proud to be a primary partner on this project.