Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Blogging the Omohundro

I am headed to Chicago in a couple of days to participate in the Annual Meeting of the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture. (This year the conference will be meeting along the Society of Early Americanists).  Due to some pressing family obligations I cannot stay for the entire conference, but I am looking forward to being in the Windy City on Thursday to participate in a roundtable discussion on "The Maturing Blogophere of Early America."  You can learn all about the session by reading Joseph Adeleman's post at The Junto.  

I should add that this session (I think they are actually calling it a "workshop") requires registration. Check out Joe's post to learn more about how to get in on it. 

And now on to other Omohundro conference matters.  As many of you know, we are always looking for correspondents to cover events like this for The Way of Improvement Leads Home. If you are a blog reader who is going to the conference, perhaps you might consider writing one or more blog posts about it.  I can't pay anything, but I can promise the fame associated with your words and by-line appearing on this blog!

What am I hoping for out of these reports?  Frankly, anything.  Let the spirit move you.  I would love to get general observations, reports on sessions you attend, or any other kind of stuff you might have the time or inclination to write about. 

Feel free to be as creative and journalistic as you want.  If at all possible I would like to get some stuff as the conference is going on, but general summaries would also work.  I will try to get the stuff posted here in real time (or close to it).

If you are interested, shoot me an e-mail at jfea(at)messiah(dot)edu and we can get the ball rolling. In the meantime, check out our AHA2015 posts to get an idea of what some of our correspondents at that conference wrote about.