Council Lecture with Michael Witgen

Michael Witgen will join us on Saturday afternoon, May 6, 2023, at 3:00 pm on the campus of William & Mary in Blow Hall 201 to deliver Unthinkable History: the American Settler State and the Political Economy of Plunder. The American Republic was founded as a nation of settlers struggling to colonize Native North America. This project began as an extension of the original European colonial… Read More

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Colloquium with Emily Macgillivray

Join us ONLINE for a discussion of “Sally Ainse: An Oneida Woman’s Politics and Property in the Thames River Valley Borderlands, 1790 to 1830.” Emily Macgillivray is an assistant professor of Native American Studies at Northland College, Canada. She received a PhD in American Studies from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on 18th and 19th century… Read More

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Colloquium with Kai Pyle

Join us in the OI Conference room, Swem Library, campus of William & Mary, for a discussion of “Two-Spirit Love and War as Indigenous Diplomacy: Ozaawindib in the Red River Valley, ca. 1800.” Kai Pyle holds a PhD in American Studies from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Their current project draws on methods from linguistics, history, literary studies,… Read More

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A Record of Colonialism's Paradoxes

by Erin Kramer (Trinity University) Erin Kramer is the author of “Coraler’s House: Diplomatic Spaces, Lineages, and Memory in the New York Borderlands” (William and Mary Quarterly, October 2022) In the acknowledgements to my recent WMQ article, I thanked a long list of scholars who were kind enough to read drafts of my essay as I struggled through it… Read More

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