H-OIEAHC is sponsored by the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia. Moderator of H-OIEAHC is John Saillant, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan.
The Global History of the Book (1780 to the present) is a two-day interdisciplinary workshop organised by doctoral and postdoctoral researchers in conjunction with the English Faculty’s Postcolonial Writing and Theory Seminar, the Oxford Centre for Global History and the University of Oxford’s Ertegun Graduate Programme in the Humanities, to be held on the 4th and 5th of December 2014 at Ertegun House, Oxford. The aim of the workshop is to explore the global alongside the local, transnational and inter-imperial, textual and intertextual, dimensions of book history.
Lunch Bite - 18th century political cartoons and caricatures Friday, April 18 12:30 p.m. Free Admission
Join Rachel Jirka, research services librarian, as she explores 18th-century political cartoons and caricatures and how they amused and informed the Revolutionary-era public. The presentation will feature a political cartoon of a two-faced George Washington in a hot air balloon, demonstrating international concerns over the new republic after the war’s end. The presentation will last approximately 30 minutes with time afterwards for questions and up-close viewing of the cartoons.