The Problem of an Intellectual History for Shakespeare's Age

NEH Summer Institute

Center for Shakespeare Studies

Summer 1989

Directed by Leeds Barroll

Visiting Faculty: 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)
The institute 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.