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Where We Belong
BLOOM with Camille Dungy
Inside the Season: Where We Belong
DC & Me: Community Mosaic Visual Arts Workshops
Folger Book Club: Daughters of the Deer
Anthony Hecht Poetry Prize
Early Music Seminar: Music of Medieval Spain
The latest from our blogs and podcast
The African Company and Black Shakespeare in 1820s New York
Joyce Green MacDonald is the author of this excerpt from The Oxford Handbook of Shakespeare and Race, a collection of essays edited by Patricia Akhimie.
What's Onstage at Shakespeare Theaters in February
See what’s onstage at Shakespeare theaters across the United States this month.
Riding double: Women on horseback and early modern courtship rituals
Patricia Akhimie examines the crucial role of women’s travels on horseback in the making of early modern marriage.
Who Cares about Care?
Fellow Zachary Dorner explores how labor, medical care, and class interacted in the 17th and 18th centuries.
Shakespeare and Disgust, with Bradley J. Irish
Bradley J. Irish explains why disgust is one of the key thematic emotions in Shakespeare’s works.
Collection Connections: 'Homegoing' by Yaa Gyasi, Pt. 2
Ivie Orobaton revisits her February 2024 presentation on Yaa Gyasi’s Homegoing, the second of a two-part series.