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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What's New in This New Year

How the OI Plans to Support You in 2021, Vast Early America By Karin Wulf Welcome to 2021, a year like every other in which we know that the early American past we learn, listen, read, research, speak, teach, view, and write will be incredibly important.  And yet, like the year that’s just ended, that importance seems turbo-charged for… Read More

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Flexibility is our future

by Karin Wulf This week I learned, via a paper my son is writing, that the molecules in rubber are polymers, meaning that they are shaped like a chain.  In a resting state those molecules bunch up in a chaotic tangle, but, when you stretch them, like when you stretch a rubber band, the chains sort themselves into clean… Read More

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Change, COVID-Accelerated.

By Karin Wulf For the last years the OI team—staff, Board, and Council, with feedback from the community—has been thinking about how to serve ever wider public and scholarly communities.  We have expanded short-term and longer-term fellowship offerings through partnerships.  We have expanded opportunities for students and early career scholars in particular to share their research.  And we have… Read More

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