This page reflects a scholar's association with the Folger Institute. Heather is Associate Librarian and Curator of Manuscripts. Her contributions to life at the Folger are particularly numerous and this list should be viewed as incomplete at this moment.
Folger Scholarly Programs
Co-director, with Amanda E. Herbert and David Goldstein, Before Farm to Table: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures (2017-2021)
Faculty, EMDA 2017 (NEH Seminar, 2017)
Faculty, Early Modern Digital Agendas: Advanced Topics (NEH Seminar, 2015)
Director, Advanced Early Modern English Paleography (Workshop, 2014–2015; 2015-2016)
Faculty, Early Modern Digital Agendas 2013 (NEH Seminar, 2013, 2015)
Additionally, Heather has led a number of introductory skills courses in paleography:
- Introduction to Early Modern English Paleography (2022-2023; 2021-2022; 2020-2021; 2018–2019; 2017–2018; 2016-2017; 2015-2016; 2014-2015; 2012-2013; 2011–2012; 2010–2011); Early Modern English Paleography (2007–2008); Paleography Refresher Course (2006–2007); and Renaissance Paleography in England (2005–2006).
Primary Investigator, Early Modern Manuscripts Online
Curator, Shakespeare Documented
Convenor, Practical Paleography and other paleographical and transcription adventures, including Transcribathons, Recipe books at the Folger Shakespeare Library (with Elisa Tersigni), List of online resources for early modern English paleography, From the Page transcription platform (with Emily Wahl), Dromio transcription platform (with Mike Poston), Luna: Folger manuscript transcriptions collection (with Emily Wahl), The John Ward Editing Project (with Sara Butterfass Schliep, Robert Tallaksen, Emily Wahl, Abbie Weinberg, Nicole Winard, and others)
Co-Developer (with Julie Fisher and Sara Powell), The Ghost of Blithfield Hall: a virtual paleographical escape room
Co-curator (with Michael Witmore), A Monument to Shakespeare: The Architecture of the Folger Shakespeare Library (April 13, 2019 to January 5, 2020)
Co-curator (with Amanda Herbert), First Chefs: Fame and Foodways from Britain to the Americas (January 19 to March 31, 2019)
Curator, Shakespeare, Life of an Icon (January 20 to March 27, 2016)
Co-curator (with Nigel Ramsay), Symbols of Honor: Heraldry and Family History in Shakespeare's England (July 1 to October 26, 2014)
Co-curator (with 13 others), The Curatorial Eye: Discoveries from the Folger Vault (June 13, 2009 to August 29, 2009)
Curator, The Pen's Excellencie (February 6, 2002 to June 8, 2002) (with exhibition catalogue)
Heather's contributions to The Collation are numerous and can be found here.