Emerging Scholars at ASWAD 2023

The OI is pleased to support the attendance of these emerging scholars at the Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD) & the Convening of the International Congress of African and African Diaspora Studies (ICAADS), August 2-5, 2023, at the University of Ghana–Legon, Accra, Ghana. The OI is supporting scholars on the… Read More

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Julia Gaffield Joins Team Q!

We are excited to announce that beginning July 17, 2023, Julia Gaffield (William & Mary) will serve as interim editor of the William and Mary Quarterly while Joshua Piker takes advantage of a year-long leave to continue research on his next book. Joshua Piker and Julia Gaffield Gaffield is a scholar of the Caribbean whose work has appeared… Read More

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11th Annual Rio de la Plata Workshop Schedule (Revised)

Download the Schedule PDF NOTE: Due to inclement weather, please refer to the revised schedule below. Opening Lecture – Friday, February 21st, Tucker Hall, 127A – 10am 12:15pm Zacarias Moutoukias, Université Paris Diderot“Global as Micro: Social Networks, Interactions and Transactions in Colonial Spaces” Friday, February 21st… Read More

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Change and Continuity

by Catherine E. Kelly Historians are notorious for sussing out the relationship between change and continuity, trying to gauge which is predominant at any given moment. In fact, both are typically in play. Certainly, that’s the case with new transitions for the OI’s staff.  From one perspective, we have change, and an awful lot of it: my move into… Read More

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