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The Folger Institute is a dedicated center for advanced study and collections-focused research in the humanities at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Institute fosters targeted investigations of the world-class Folger collection. Through its multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural formal programs and residential research fellowships, the Institute gathers knowledge communities and establishes fresh research and teaching agendas for early modern humanities. Its advanced undergraduate program introduces students to rare materials and the research questions that can be explored with those materials. Plans are also underway to organize larger scale, collaborative research initiatives. This new aggregation was launched at the Folger in 2013.
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Founded in 1970 as a unique collaborative endeavor of the [[Folger Shakespeare Library]] and two Washington-area universities, the Folger Institute is a dedicated center for advanced study and collections-focused research in the humanities at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Institute fosters targeted investigations of the world-class Folger collection. Through its multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural formal programs and residential research fellowships, the Institute gathers knowledge communities and establishes fresh research and teaching agendas for early modern humanities. Its advanced undergraduate program introduces students to rare materials and the research questions that can be explored with those materials. Plans are also underway to organize larger scale, collaborative research initiatives. This new aggregation was launched at the Folger in 2013. For more information, please consult [[History of the Folger Institute]].
 
   
 
   
 
The work of the Institute in all its many parts has been generously supported by endowments from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, program and fellowship grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the sustaining memberships of the universities of the Institute's consortium, and support from a variety of other sources. The Folger Institute helps set the intellectual agenda for early modern humanities. Through their interpretations of primary source materials, its associated scholars bring to light important issues from early modernity that still resonate today.
 
The work of the Institute in all its many parts has been generously supported by endowments from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, program and fellowship grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the sustaining memberships of the universities of the Institute's consortium, and support from a variety of other sources. The Folger Institute helps set the intellectual agenda for early modern humanities. Through their interpretations of primary source materials, its associated scholars bring to light important issues from early modernity that still resonate today.
  
==The Center for Shakespeare Studies==
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==Scholarly resources==
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The Institute collaborates with a number of early modern scholars around the globe. Whenever possible, the fruits of these collaborations are provided gratis in order to foster scholarly conversations.
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=====[[List of Folger Institute resources]]=====
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=====[[Digital editions of English Renaissance drama]]=====
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=====[[Glossary of digital humanities terms]]=====
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===== [[Glossary of manuscript terms]] =====
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=====[[Bibliographies and syllabi from Folger Institute seminars| Bibliographies and syllabi from Folger Institute scholarly programs]]=====
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=====[[List of primary sourcebooks for the college classroom]] =====
  
The Center for Shakespeare Studies was founded in 1986 with an NEH grant. The Center's first premise is that no single critical approach, historical perspective, scholarly method, or pedagogical strategy can do justice to Shakespeare's texts and contexts. The Center presents and encourages a wide variety of approaches to its subject. Generous support from the NEH has funded many Center programs and ensured that the Center's reach extends to college teachers across the country. Numerous NEH summer institutes, two groundbreaking year-long performance institutes, and conferences have been among the highlights of the Center's offerings. The many products of the Center's scholarly work include publications and podcasts. Pedagogical applications have motivated the Primary Sourcebooks.
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==Research fellowships==
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The Institute funds advanced, residential research fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Library, which opened in 1932, offered its first fellowships in 1935; the current, more extensive, and more senior fellowships initiative had its start in 1984. The Mellon Foundation, the NEH, and the Folger support long-term fellowships. An independently awarded ACLS Burkhardt fellowship is also available annually. Several Folger endowment funds support short-term fellowships. The Folger also collaborates with the Renaissance Society of America, the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, and the American Historical Association to offer short-term fellowships.
  
===[[The Center for Shakespeare Studies program archive]]===
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=== [[Available fellowships]] ===
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=== [[Fellowship application guidelines]] ===
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=== Long-Term Fellows ===
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===== [[Folger Institute 2020-2021 long-term fellows|Current Folger Institute long-term fellows]]=====
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===== Previous Folger Institute long-term fellows =====
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*[[Folger Institute 2019-2020 long-term fellows|2019 - 2020 long-term fellows]]
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*[[Folger Institute 2018-2019 long-term fellows|2018 - 2019 long-term fellows]]
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*[[Folger Institute 2017-2018 long-term fellows|2017 - 2018 long-term fellows]]
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*[[Folger Institute 2016-2017 long-term fellows|2016-2017 long-term fellows]]
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*[[Folger Institute 2015–2016 long-term fellows|2015–2016 long-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2014–2015 long-term fellows|2014–2015 long-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2013–2014 long-term fellows|2013–2014 long-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2012–2013 long-term fellows|2012–2013 long-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2011–2012 long-term fellows|2011–2012 long-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2010–2011 long-term fellows|2010–2011 long-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2009–2010 long-term fellows|2009–2010 long-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2008–2009 long-term fellows|2008–2009 long-term fellows]]
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=== Short Term Fellows ===
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===== [[Folger Institute 2020-2021 short-term fellows|Current Folger Institute short-term fellows]] =====
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===== Previous Folger Institute short-term fellows =====
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* [[Folger Institute 2019-2020 short-term fellows|2019 - 2020 short-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2018-2019 short-term fellows|2018 - 2019 short-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2017-2018 short-term fellows|2017 - 2018 short-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2016-2017 short-term fellows|2016-2017 short-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2015–2016 short-term fellows|2015–2016 short-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2014–2015 short-term fellows|2014–2015 short-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2013–2014 short-term fellows|2013–2014 short-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2012–2013 short-term fellows|2012–2013 short-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2011–2012 short-term fellows|2011–2012 short-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2010–2011 short-term fellows|2010–2011 short-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2009–2010 short-term fellows|2009–2010 short-term fellows]]
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* [[Folger Institute 2008–2009 short-term fellows|2008–2009 short-term fellows]]
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===[[Publications by Folger Institute fellows|Publications by Folger Institute fellows]]===
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=== ''[[The Collation posts by Folger Fellows|The Collation]]''[[The Collation posts by Folger Fellows| posts by Folger Fellows]] ===
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=== Fellowships Programs ===
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* [[Critical Witness]]
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* [[Material Witness]]
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* [[Research Colloquia Series]]
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==Scholarly Programs==
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Now in its fifth decade, the Institute’s consortium of member universities has grown from the local to the regional to the international; it includes more than 40 leading colleges and universities. Generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and other sources augments the consortium’s program planning. An annual slate of seminars, conferences, and workshops explores the many fields represented in the Folger Shakespeare Library collections. Specialized Centers for the Study of Shakespeare and the History of British Political Thought focus programming in those fields.
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[[Glossary of Folger Institute program formats]]
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[[Selected publications resulting from Folger Institute seminars| Selected publications resulting from Folger Institute scholarly programs]]
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=== Consortium ===
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[[Folger Institute Consortium | Description]]
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[[Seminars, Workshops, Colloquia at Folger Institute]]
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===Center for Shakespeare Studies===
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The Center for Shakespeare Studies was founded in 1986 with an NEH grant. The Center's first premise is that no single critical approach, historical perspective, scholarly method, or pedagogical strategy can do justice to Shakespeare's texts and contexts. The Center presents and encourages a wide variety of approaches to its subject. Generous support from the NEH has funded many Center programs and ensured that the Center's reach extends to college teachers across the country. Numerous NEH summer institutes, two groundbreaking year-long performance institutes, and conferences have been among the highlights of the Center's offerings.
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[[Center for Shakespeare Studies]]
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[[Center for Shakespeare Studies program archive]]
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===Center for the History of British Political Thought===
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In 1984, a National Endowment for the Humanities grant established the Folger Institute Center for the History of British Political Thought. In 1996, an endowment from  Dr. [[Barbara Taft]] assured its future. Further gifts and a bequest from Dr. Taft have strengthened its position. Since the Center's creation by [[J.G.A. Pocock]], [[Lois G. Schwoerer]], and [[Gordon J. Schochet]], its Steering Committee has fostered a number of different agendas in British Political Thought. Through a series of carefully plotted seminars, conferences, and publications, it has re-mapped the main patterns of discourse in a major political culture over three seminal centuries. The Institute maintains a complete list of all Center programs and publications.
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[[Center for the History of British Political Thought]]
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[[Center for the History of British Political Thought programs|Center for the History of British Political Thought program archive]]
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=== Undergraduate Programs ===
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We expect and encourage our scholars—who are also often undergraduate professors—to bring their own and others’ Folger research findings into their classrooms. With this purpose in mind, the Institute provides <nowiki>[[::Category:Bibliography|bibliographies]]</nowiki> and [http://www.folger.edu/primary-sourcebooks-the-college-classroom primary sourcebooks], and maintains [[List of Folger Institute resources|a list of other web resources for faculty to use in teaching]]. This includes the Institute's year-long NEH microgrant project, [[Teaching Shakespeare to Undergraduates, Folger Institute NEH microgrant project (2016-2017)|Teaching Shakespeare to Undergraduates]], which yielded teaching modules, digital exhibits, and syllabi available on [[Teaching Shakespeare to Undergraduates, Folger Institute NEH microgrant project (2016-2017)|this]] Folgerpedia page. However, undergraduate students can also access the Folger on their own. They can [[Applying for_a_reader_card#Special_permission_readers|apply for special reading privileges]] at the Folger to do their own research here. Undergraduate students can also explore the Folger and its collections through class tours and the [[Amherst fellows|Amherst Undergraduate Fellowship Program]].
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=== Upcoming programs ===
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To browse the Folger Institute's upcoming seminars, conferences, and talks, click [https://folger.edu/2020-2021-institute-scholarly-programs here].
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To apply to a Folger Institute scholarly program, read the [http://www.folger.edu/Content/Folger-Institute/Scholarly-Programs/Application-Guidelines-and-Deadlines/ application guidelines] and submit your application [https://www.onlineapplicationportal.com/folgerscholarlyprograms/ here].
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=== Current programs ===
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===== Folger Institute [https://folger.edu/2020-2021-institute-scholarly-programs/ current scholarly programs] =====
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=== Past programs ===
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=====[[Folger Institute scholarly programs archive]]=====
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[[Category: Folger Institute ]]
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[[Category: Center for Shakespeare Studies ]]
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[[Category: Center for the History of British Political Thought‏‎ ]]
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[[Category: Fellowships‏‎ ]]
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[[Category: Program archive ]]
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[[Category: Scholarly programs‏‎ ]]
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[[Category:Undergraduate]]

Latest revision as of 10:02, 29 May 2020

Founded in 1970 as a unique collaborative endeavor of the Folger Shakespeare Library and two Washington-area universities, the Folger Institute is a dedicated center for advanced study and collections-focused research in the humanities at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Institute fosters targeted investigations of the world-class Folger collection. Through its multi-disciplinary, cross-cultural formal programs and residential research fellowships, the Institute gathers knowledge communities and establishes fresh research and teaching agendas for early modern humanities. Its advanced undergraduate program introduces students to rare materials and the research questions that can be explored with those materials. Plans are also underway to organize larger scale, collaborative research initiatives. This new aggregation was launched at the Folger in 2013. For more information, please consult History of the Folger Institute.

The work of the Institute in all its many parts has been generously supported by endowments from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, program and fellowship grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the sustaining memberships of the universities of the Institute's consortium, and support from a variety of other sources. The Folger Institute helps set the intellectual agenda for early modern humanities. Through their interpretations of primary source materials, its associated scholars bring to light important issues from early modernity that still resonate today.

Scholarly resources

The Institute collaborates with a number of early modern scholars around the globe. Whenever possible, the fruits of these collaborations are provided gratis in order to foster scholarly conversations.

List of Folger Institute resources
Digital editions of English Renaissance drama
Glossary of digital humanities terms
Glossary of manuscript terms
Bibliographies and syllabi from Folger Institute scholarly programs
List of primary sourcebooks for the college classroom

Research fellowships

The Institute funds advanced, residential research fellowships at the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Library, which opened in 1932, offered its first fellowships in 1935; the current, more extensive, and more senior fellowships initiative had its start in 1984. The Mellon Foundation, the NEH, and the Folger support long-term fellowships. An independently awarded ACLS Burkhardt fellowship is also available annually. Several Folger endowment funds support short-term fellowships. The Folger also collaborates with the Renaissance Society of America, the Sixteenth Century Society and Conference, and the American Historical Association to offer short-term fellowships.

Available fellowships

Fellowship application guidelines

Long-Term Fellows

Current Folger Institute long-term fellows
Previous Folger Institute long-term fellows

Short Term Fellows

Current Folger Institute short-term fellows
Previous Folger Institute short-term fellows

Publications by Folger Institute fellows

The Collation posts by Folger Fellows

Fellowships Programs

Scholarly Programs

Now in its fifth decade, the Institute’s consortium of member universities has grown from the local to the regional to the international; it includes more than 40 leading colleges and universities. Generous support from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and other sources augments the consortium’s program planning. An annual slate of seminars, conferences, and workshops explores the many fields represented in the Folger Shakespeare Library collections. Specialized Centers for the Study of Shakespeare and the History of British Political Thought focus programming in those fields.

Glossary of Folger Institute program formats

Selected publications resulting from Folger Institute scholarly programs

Consortium

Description

Seminars, Workshops, Colloquia at Folger Institute

Center for Shakespeare Studies

The Center for Shakespeare Studies was founded in 1986 with an NEH grant. The Center's first premise is that no single critical approach, historical perspective, scholarly method, or pedagogical strategy can do justice to Shakespeare's texts and contexts. The Center presents and encourages a wide variety of approaches to its subject. Generous support from the NEH has funded many Center programs and ensured that the Center's reach extends to college teachers across the country. Numerous NEH summer institutes, two groundbreaking year-long performance institutes, and conferences have been among the highlights of the Center's offerings.

Center for Shakespeare Studies

Center for Shakespeare Studies program archive

Center for the History of British Political Thought

In 1984, a National Endowment for the Humanities grant established the Folger Institute Center for the History of British Political Thought. In 1996, an endowment from Dr. Barbara Taft assured its future. Further gifts and a bequest from Dr. Taft have strengthened its position. Since the Center's creation by J.G.A. Pocock, Lois G. Schwoerer, and Gordon J. Schochet, its Steering Committee has fostered a number of different agendas in British Political Thought. Through a series of carefully plotted seminars, conferences, and publications, it has re-mapped the main patterns of discourse in a major political culture over three seminal centuries. The Institute maintains a complete list of all Center programs and publications.

Center for the History of British Political Thought

Center for the History of British Political Thought program archive

Undergraduate Programs

We expect and encourage our scholars—who are also often undergraduate professors—to bring their own and others’ Folger research findings into their classrooms. With this purpose in mind, the Institute provides [[::Category:Bibliography|bibliographies]] and primary sourcebooks, and maintains a list of other web resources for faculty to use in teaching. This includes the Institute's year-long NEH microgrant project, Teaching Shakespeare to Undergraduates, which yielded teaching modules, digital exhibits, and syllabi available on this Folgerpedia page. However, undergraduate students can also access the Folger on their own. They can apply for special reading privileges at the Folger to do their own research here. Undergraduate students can also explore the Folger and its collections through class tours and the Amherst Undergraduate Fellowship Program.

Upcoming programs

To browse the Folger Institute's upcoming seminars, conferences, and talks, click here.

To apply to a Folger Institute scholarly program, read the application guidelines and submit your application here.

Current programs

Folger Institute current scholarly programs

Past programs

Folger Institute scholarly programs archive