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About the OI


The Omohundro Institute of Early American History & Culture supports scholars and scholarship focused on the expansive field of early American history. The OI has produced a deep bench of award-winning scholarly monographs on a variety of topics; published the leading journal in the field, the William and Mary Quarterly; and sponsored events including conferences designed to bring together scholars at various levels of career achievement for robust exchange. The OI also offers a range of fellowship programs and a rigorous training program for editorial apprentices. Housed on the campus of its primary sponsor William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, the Institute of Early American History & Culture is an independent research organization established in 1943. The name of benefactors Mr. and Mrs. Malvern H. Omohundro, Jr., was added in 1996 in recognition of their generous support of the OI.