OI Coffeehouse

A Call for Summer “Tables”

May 26, 2021

We welcome proposals for a new round of OI Coffeehouse Tables to meet for SIX weeks over summer 2021. (Read about current OI Coffeehouse tables here.) If you would like to host a table then please submit your proposals by 5:00 pm EDT on Monday, June 21, 2021. PLEASE INCLUDE UP TO TWO OPTIONS FOR REGULAR MEETING DAYS AND TIMES WITH YOUR APPLICATION TO HOST.

Each table will meet weekly for six sessions of typically 90 minutes to two hours each (as determined by the hosts). Tables will be open to advanced graduate students through senior scholars working in any professional historical capacity. Hosts select participants for their tables with the goal of creating a diverse and inclusive group.

Seats at the table cost $35 per participant for the full 6 weeks.  The fee is waived for table hosts. 

As coffeehouse manager, the OI will

  • Help solicit applications and form a table based on the host’s theme or topic.
  • Create a table-specific Dropbox folder or other digital space for sharing materials.
  • Create and host a Zoom room for each table as well as send out invitations to the table and maintain the listserv.
  • Provide an OI Coffeehouse notebook and assorted swag to each participant.

TO APPLY TO HOST A TABLE please email us at oieahc@wm.edu with a brief description of your table theme (examples here), up to two options for regular meeting days and times, and an abbreviated c.v. for you and any co-hosts.


Hours of Operation

Requests to host are due by 5:00 pm EDT June 21, 2021.

Table themes will be announced June 28, 2021. (Yes! This is a Very Quick Turnaround!)

Requests for seats will be accepted through July 9, 2021.

Tables will be announced July 19, 2021.

The next coffeehouse will open for business the week of July 26, 2021.