OI 27th Annual Conference, "Vast Early America: A Transcontinental Conversation"

Now accepting proposals for this conference (through November 1, 2023). A program and registration link for this event will be posted in 2024. Submit your proposal for the 27th OI Annual Conference at the University of Poitiers in Poitiers, France, June 19-21, 2024. Proposals are due NOVEMBER 1, 2023. Vast Early America: a Transcontinental Conversation… Read More

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Colloquium with Kathryn M. de Luna

Join us in the OI Conference room, Swem Library, campus of William & Mary, for a discussion of “Toward a History of Palmares in Terms of Africa: the Conceptual Architecture of Marronage and the Enchantment of the Archive.” Kathryn M. de Luna is a Provost Distinguished Associate Professor at Georgetown University who “works in two contexts: African pasts that… Read More

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1619 and Virginia

This post accompanies “Virginia, 1619,” episode 250 of Ben Franklin’s World. In this week’s special episode of Ben Franklin’s World, Liz Covart talks with Dr. Cassandra Newby-Alexander, the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norfolk State University and an expert in African-American and American history, about the lasting impact of the events of 1619… Read More

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