“Constructing and Representing Authorship in Early Modern England”
Barbara K. Lewalski (English, Emeritus, Harvard University) directs a monthly afternoon colloquium on Fridays.
“Researching the Archive”
Karen Ordahl Kupperman (History, New York University) and Peter Stallybrass (English, University of Pennsylvania) direct a monthly seminar for dissertation writers.
Fall Semester 2013
“Entangled Trajectories: Integrating European and Native American Histories”
Marcy Norton (History, The George Washington University) directs a semester-length seminar.
“Where was political thinking taking place in seventeenth-century England?”
A symposium sponsored by the Folger Institute Center for the History of British Political Thought.
“Political Theologies in Early Modern Literature”
Lorna Hutson (English, University of St. Andrews) and Victoria Kahn (Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley) direct a faculty weekend seminar.
Spring Semester 2014
“Shakespeare and the Problem of Biography”
A conference sponsored by the Center for Shakespeare Studies in early April, celebrating the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, and in conjunction with the Shakespeare Birthday Lecture delivered by Brian Cummings on “Shakespeare, Biography, & Antibiography” and with the Folger exhibition, Shakespeare at Home curated by Lena Cowen Orlin.
“A Folger Introduction to Research Methods and Agendas”
Denise Albanese (English, George Mason University) directs a semester-length seminar designed for students in their first two years of graduate study.
“Rogues, Gypsies, and Outsiders: Early Modern People on the Margins”
David Cressy (History, The Ohio State University) directs a faculty weekend seminar.
Early Summer 2014
“Mellon Institute in English Paleography”
Heather Wolfe (Curator of Manuscripts, Folger Shakespeare Library) directs a four-week institute supported by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.