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June 14th




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All conference sessions, unless otherwise noted, take place in the Sadler Center, 200 Stadium Drive, on the campus of William & Mary. Parking is available.
Registration opens in Chesapeake A.
12:30 and 1:00
Join the staff of Swem Library for a tour of Special Collections.
Reserve your place here.
1:00–3:00 p.m.

 Session 1 • Roundtable: “Between Emotion and Ideology in the Age of Revolution”
James Room

Chair: Nicole Eustace, New York University


Tom Cutterham, University of Birmingham

Shira Lurie, University of Virginia

Robert Parkinson, Binghamton University

Craig Smith, William Woods University

Comment: Sophia Rosenfeld, University of Pennsylvania

 Session 2 • “Vagrancy, Exploration, Circulation: Indigenous Mobility and the Repeopling of the Americas”
York Room

Chair/Comment: Nancy Shoemaker, University of Connecticut

Christopher Heaney, Pennsylvania State University, “Unwilling Travelers: The Peruvian Dead and the Mummification of Early American History”

Samantha Seeley, University of Richmond, “‘Vagrancy’ and the Problem of Mobility in Early National Indian Policy”

Cameron Strang, University of Nevada, Reno, “Native Explorers and the Global History of Exploration”

 Session 3 • “British Colonial Slavery at Home and Abroad: New Research Tools and Teaching Resources”
Chesapeake B

Note: The organizers of the workshop encourage participants to bring a laptop or tablet to the session.

Workshop with:

Nicholas Draper, University College London, “Legacies of British Slavery”

Simon Newman, University of Glasgow, “Runaway Slaves in Britain”

 Session 4A • THis Camp 1: “Podcasting the Past: How to Create and Market a Podcast”
Chesapeake C

Workshop with:

Liz Covart, creator and host of Ben Franklin’s World

(Please note this workshop will be filmed.)


Session 4B • THis Camp 2: “As written: An Exploration of the Georgian Papers Programme Digital Archive”
Tidewater A

Demonstration and discussion with:

Angel-Luke O’Donnell, King’s College London, and James Ambuske, University of Virginia

4:00–5:30 p.m.

 Plenary • “Taylor & Taylor: Four Centuries of Higher Education in Virginia”
Kimball Theatre
Merchant’s Square, Duke of Gloucester Street

Moderator: Karin Wulf, Omohundro Institute

Alan Taylor, University of Virginia

Taylor Reveley, President, William & Mary

5:30–7:00 p.m.
Reception • Wren Yard
7:00–9:00 p.m.

JOIN US for Topically focused Meet-ups sponsored by the OI and hosted by OI friends

Zara Anishanslin: Material Culture
Culture Cafe, 747 Scotland Street

Carolyn Arena & Molly Warsh: Fellowship application and getting the most out of your stay
Green Leafe Cafe, 765 Scotland Street

George Boudreau & Lindsay Keiter: Public History
College Delly, 336 Richmond Road

Carl Robert Keyes: Teaching History at Liberal Arts Colleges
Paul’s Deli, 761 Scotland Street