OI Coffeehouse

Begun in winter 2021 as a way of bringing people together virtually while the pandemic kept us apart physically, the OI Coffeehouse has proven a valuable gathering place for many. Summer 2023 Tables Hosted by Misha Ewen Intimate Histories of Women, Slavery and Colonization in Vast Early America Tuesdays 10:00 am ET (7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8, 8/15/, 8/22) This table will bring together… Read More

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From Archive to Article

by Nathaniel Millett Nathaniel Millett (St Louis University) is the author of “Law, Lineage, Gender, and the Lives of Enslaved Indigenous People on the Edge of the Nineteenth-century Caribbean” in the October 2021 issue of the William and Mary Quarterly. I remember vividly when I sat down and first created the Word document for my WMQ article, “Law,… Read More

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Writing Time

WMQ author Cameron B. Strang examines the long process of rewriting his April 2021 article during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More

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Defining the project

By Hannah Farber When I help graduate students prepare applications for fellowships and jobs, we sometimes talk about the phrase “my project.” What does this phrase actually mean? Ph. D. students usually use it, reflexively, to mean “my dissertation.” Book writers often use it to mean “my book.” I prefer to think about a “project” as a bundle of… Read More

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