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.
Dear Subscribers, let's try some of the features of the new H-NET Commons. I've initiated two blogs.
One is Michael Jarvis's on the dig he conducts at Smiths Island, Bermuda. The H-OIEAHC blog post contains only a little of his most recent material. Follow the link to read about what he and his students do at Smiths Island. I wish I were there.
The other is a call for manuscripts. We've been posting calls of various kinds for years. Some have deadlines, others not. Let's post the former in discussions and the latter in a blog. That will make the latter easier to find for those who think of them some time after the initial announcement.
Smiths Island seems a long way off and a long time ago, considering the view of snow-covered trees currently out my window, but already I am putting together next season's excavation plan and finishing the 2013 season site report. This year, the University of Rochester will be opening up participation in the field school internationally.
An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the University of Pennsylvania, and co-sponsored by the McNeil Center for Early American Studies, the Department of History at the University of Maryland, College Park, and the Department of History at Drew University.
Co-organizers: Richard Bell (Maryland) and Sharon Braslaw Sundue (Drew)
The Institute’s mission is to support, produce, and advance scholarship focused on early American history and culture. An important part of that mission is the sponsorship of conferences. Each is meant to serve as a forum for the rich variety of scholarship on early America. We invite scholars of early American history and culture from any institution to propose topics and organizing themes for one of two yearly conferences:
the Annual Conference (June), which highlights work from junior as well as senior scholars
a topically focused conference, usually held in October