The Problem of an Intellectual History for Shakespeare's Age

Directed by Leeds Barroll

Summer 1989

This NEH Summer Institute for College and University Faculty was a group revaluation of development, stasis, and change in the relation of intellectual theory to practice in England from 1480 to 1642, as participants identified Renaissance philosophical, political, economic, and scientific theories and inferred ideology from English practice in commerce, politics, and literature.


Natalie Zemon Davis, Princeton University

John Guy, University of Bristol

Margaret Jacob, New School for Social Research

Gordon J. Schochet, Rutgers University

Hayden White, University of California at Santa Cruz

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Hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library. For more information about current summer seminars, please visit the National Endowment for the Humanities website.