Monday, May 25, 2015


The Twenty-Second Annual Omohundro Institute Conference will take place in Worcester, Massachusetts, on June 23–26, 2016. Panels and plenaries will be held at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and additional events will take place at the American Antiquarian Society (AAS). The 2016 program committee, chaired by Steven C. Bullock (WPI), Paul J. Erickson (AAS), and Wim Klooster (Clark University),
welcomes proposals considering all aspects of early American history broadly conceived. Inspired by the area’s indigenous history and the city’s manufacturing past, proposals dealing with “Native American Transformations” and “Early America at Work” are particularly encouraged. Given the AAS’s commitment to digital projects and the Omohundro Institute’s Lapidus Initiative, proposals for workshops and poster sessions on digital tools, methods, and scholarly projects are also invited.
    The committee welcomes complete panels of two or three papers addressing a coherent theme or theoretical problem, including a panel chair and a commentator. Individual paper proposals will also be considered. The committee reserves the right to make changes in the overall configuration of panels.
    To encourage the widest possible participation, scholars may make only one appearance at the conference. Proposals must be received electronically no later than September 15, 2015.
    For additional information, including a link to the proposal system, please see the full call for papers.