A Folder of One’s Own: Hannah Lawrence Schieffelin’s Life in Poetry

By Kaitlin Tonti (Hollins University) Kaitlin Tonti was the recipient of an Omohundro Institute—Mount Vernon Digital Collections Fellowship in 2018. This post describes the work she undertook as a fellow. You can read more about the project here. During my fellowship at the New York Public Library (NYPL) in the summer of 2018, I stumbled… Read More

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J.E. Morgan

J.E. Morgan, 2023-2024 OI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellow J.E. Morgan is a historian of gender, race, and sexuality and the intersections of culture and law in the Anglo-Atlantic of the long eighteenth century. Dr. Morgan completed her doctorate in history at Emory University in 2021 and has received research support from the Cromwell Foundation and American Legal Society and the McNeil… Read More

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Noel Edward Smyth

Welcome Noel Edward Smyth, 2023–2024 OI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellow Noel E. Smyth is an assistant professor of History at Vassar College and is a historian of the Native American South, Afro-Indigenous Caribbean, and the Atlantic World, specializing in Indigeneity, slavery, and settler colonialism. He received his PhD in History from the University of California, Santa Cruz (2016). He has previously… Read More

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Catie Peters

Welcome Catherine (Catie) Peters, 2024–2025 OI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellow Catherine (Catie) Peters is an interdisciplinary historian of the Caribbean whose research centers on overlapping diasporas, intimacy, and the environment. She received her PhD in American Studies from Harvard University in 2021. Dr. Peters has held postdoctoral fellowships at Yale University and Tufts University, where she has also taught courses… Read More

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Hannah Abrahamson

Welcome Hannah R. Abrahamson, 2024–2025 OI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellow Hannah R. Abrahamson is Assistant Professor of Latin American History at College of the Holy Cross where she teaches courses on early modern Latin America, Indigenous history, and histories of gender and sexuality. She earned her Ph.D. from Emory University in 2022, which received dissertation awards from the Latin American… Read More

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A (no pressure!) intro to online writing groups

By Vineeta Singh Aren’t you sick of everyone telling you how you should be working right now? We are in a pandemic and research productivity isn’t exactly top-of-mind for everyone right now. And I’m not here to argue that it should be. If you are working through your relationship with research productivity right now, I would… Read More

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Curious Taste: The Transatlantic Appeal of Satire

By Nancy SiegelProfessor of Art History and Culinary HistoryTowson University Queen Charlotte frying sprats, George III toasting muffins or placing a fleet of ships in an oven about to be baked like gingerbread, the Prince of Wales gorging himself on the fortunes of Empire, William Pitt carving plum pudding with Napoleon, the American colonies represented as a… Read More

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“By the Meanes of Women”: Jamestown on the Vanguard of English Women’s Settlement

by Emily Sackett Emily Sackett was awarded an OI–Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation fellowship in spring 2019. She spent the month of September 2019 in residence at the Omohundro Institute and conducted extensive research in the collections at Jamestown Island. The OI offers numerous short-term… Read More

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An invitation to collaborate

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Meet Karin Amundsen

Karin Amundsen is the 2019-2021 OI-NEH Postdoctoral Fellow. I am a historian of early modern Britain and the Atlantic World focusing on the influence of alchemy and metallurgy in the development of English colonization. I completed my Ph.D. at the University of Southern California with support from the Institute of Historical Research, the USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute, and… Read More

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County Plats: Evidence of a 17th-Century Virginian Cartographic Culture

by Nathan Braccio Today’s post is courtesy of Nathan Braccio, an Omohundro Institute–Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation fellow. Nathan spent a month in Williamsburg at the OI and Jamestown this summer. During my month in Williamsburg I conducted research for my dissertation, “Parallel Landscapes: Algonquian and English Spatial Epistemologies 1500-1700.” While the bulk of my research focuses on how New England… Read More

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Meet Vineeta Singh, OI-W&M Lemon Project Postdoctoral Fellow

Vineeta Singh began a two-year term at the Omohundro Institute on July 1, 2018, as the OI-W&M Lemon Project Postdoctoral Fellow. The fellowship was created to study the history of institutions and economies of oppression with a preference for higher education and slavery in connection with the Lemon Project: A Journey of Reconciliation at William & Mary. The fellowship… Read More

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