List of Folger Institute resources

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This article lists various resources useful to Folger Institute faculty and other scholars. For more information on site-specific Folger Shakespeare Library resources, please consult Digital resources at the Folger.

Digital reference tools


Multi-country Historical Calendar: allows for easy conversion between the Julian and Gregorian calendars.

Ian's English Calendar: Quick reference guide for calculating dates in early modern England.


Map of Early Modern London

Latin Place Names File: compiled by the Rare Books and Manuscripts division of the ALA, provides Latin place names found in the imprints of books printed before 1801 and their vernacular equivalents.


Currency Converter : a legacy tool by the National Archives (UK), converts old prices to 2005 values.

Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank: includes five sets of data on European currency exchange and commodities prices from the 13th to the 18th centuries (focusing on the Rhineland, the Low Countries, and Venice)

Measuring Worth: 1774 to the Present

Weights and Measures

An Introduction to Weights and Measures: (University of Nottingham) provides equivalencies for historic weights (Avoirdupois weight, Troy weight, Apothecaries' weight), as well as measurements and volumes.

Sarah Wigges' Weights and Measures: Apothecary symbols recorded in a 1616 receipt book


American Antiquarian Society
Bibliothèque Nationale
The Bodleian Library
The British Library
Cambridge University Library
Herzog August Bibliothek
The Huntington Library
The Library of Congress
Münchener DigitalisierungsZentrum Digitale Bibliothek
The National Archives
The National Sporting Library
The Newberry Library--for more information on the Folger's relationship with The Newberry Library, see Folger Institute and Newberry Library reciprocity agreement.


Folger Institute Commons listserv
Ficino--An interdisciplinary Renaissance listserv.
H-Albion--The H-Net discussion network for British and Irish history.
Shaksper--The global electronic Shakespeare conference.
SHARP-L--The electronic conference for the history of print culture.

Research centers and societies

Research centers

Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Center for British and Irish Studies at the University of Colorado, Boulder
Centre for Early Modern Studies at the University of Aberdeen
Center for Medieval Studies at the University of Minnesota
Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies at Maryland
The Center for Renaissance Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
The Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at the University of Toronto
Centre for Research in Early English Drama
The Centre for the Study of the Renaissance at the University of Warwick
City University of New York's Renaissance Studies Program
Columbia University Interdepartmental Committee on Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies at the University of Arizona
emwo (the early modern web at Oxford)
The Group for Early Modern Studies at the University of Arizona
HoBo: History of the Book @ Oxford
Keogh-Naughton Institute for Irish Studies
Making Publics: Media, Markets, and Association in Early Modern Europe, 1500-1700, at McGill University
The Marco Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the University of Tennessee
Medieval Studies Institute at Indiana University
Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame
Medieval Institute at Western Michigan University
Newberry Center for Renaissance Studies
Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture
Research Institute of Irish and Scottish Studies at the University of Aberdeen
St. Andrews Reformation Institute
UCSB Early Modern Center
USC-Huntington Early Modern Studies Institute


American Historical Association
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
American Society for Legal History
Bibliographical Society of America
Early Book Society
John Donne Society
The Malone Society
North American Conference on British Studies
Shakespeare Birthplace Trust
The Renaissance Society of America
Shakespeare Association of America
Sixteenth Century Society & Conference
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing
Society for Reformation Studies
Society for Renaissance Studies
Society for the Study of Early Modern Women