WMQ-EMSI Workshop Series

The WMQ-EMSI Workshop Series is designed to identify and encourage new trends in our understanding of the history and culture of early North America. It fosters intellectual exchange among scholars working on thematically related topics that may be chronologically, geographically, or methodologically diverse. The participants are primarily mature scholars working on second or subsequent book projects; they share their work in progress with the aim of deepening and enriching their perspectives, their approaches, and ultimately the final products of their research.

The workshop takes place at the Huntington Library in San Marino, California. Calls for Proposals are posted on this site. Past workshop programs may be found here, and conveners’ essays may be found in the pages of the journal.

Spring 2022 workshops

In spring 2022 we will host two workshops, both available by invitation only.

Contagious Connections,” organized by Claire Gherini (Fordham University) and Ryan Kashanipour (University of Arizona) explores the history and historiography of epidemics in Vast Early America and the Atlantic World.

The WMQ-JSDP workshop explores the use of big data in slavery studies.