JULY 10–15, 2001
Hosted by the University of Glasgow, with plenary sessions at the National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, and the University of Stirling
The Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture was founded as the Institute of Early American History and Culture in 1943 by the College of William and Mary and the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation to foster study, research, and publications bearing on American history approximately to the year 1815. Still jointly sponsored by the College and Colonial Williamsburg, the Institute was renamed in 1996, in recognition of a generous endowment pledged by Mr. and Mrs. Malvern H. Omohundro, Jr. The Institute publishes the William and Mary Quarterly, books in its field of interest, and a e-newsletter, organizes and supports a variety of conferences, seminars, and colloquia, and annually offers a two-year NEH postdoctoral fellowship and a one-year Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral research fellowship.
In June 1995 the Institute inaugurated a series of annual conferences specifically designed to serve as a forum for the rich variety of work under way in the early American field. Organized exclusively by calls for papers and panels and held in a different geographic region each year, these meetings are intended to bring together and facilitate exchanges among graduate students, academics beginning their careers, and senior scholars from the several disciplines who share a common interest in the history and culture of early America.
The program committee for the 2001 conference is chaired by Simon Newman (University of Glasgow), Marina Moskowitz (University of Glasgow), and Betty Wood (University of Cambridge), and includes Susan Castillo (University of Glasgow), Frank Cogliano (University of Edinburgh), Julie Flavell (University of Dundee), Michael A. McDonnell (University of Wales, Swansea), Colin Nicolson (University of Stirling), and Peter Thompson (University of Oxford).