Research and Exploration at the Folger
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Experiences of Captivity in the Books of John Smith
Folger Fellow Adrian Finucane explores issues of captivity in John Smith’s writing.
Introducing our new finding aids website
We are pleased to announce our new https://findingaids.folger.edu/ site!
"What’s in a name?" That which we call [primitive] by any other word...
Artist Eva Rocha’s multimedia work investigates processes of dehumanization and in this post she looks at early colonial depictions of “Original Peoples”.
Othello: what’s in a name?
Simon Newman examines the use of the name “Othello” given to enslaved people on both sides of the Atlantic.
A 17th Century Letter Collection, Part 2: Travelling Around Early Modern England, 1630-1632
A continued look at the Powell family letters.
Censorship and the Valladolid Folio
Why was this copy of the Second Folio so heavily redacted? Dumbarton Oaks fellow Abner Aldarondo explores the reasons.
Carib Garifuna Chief: Transatlantic Images of Chatoyer in the Early 19th Century
Folger Fellow Désha Osborne looks at Horace Twiss’s early 19th century play The Carib Chief.
Postcards in the (home) archive 1946–48
Stephen Grant examines postcards of the Folger sent in the years after World War II.
Should Ophelia Die in the 21st Century?
Folger Fellow Injela Zaini examines Ophelia’s death and the purpose it serves.
Notes for future reference
Do you ever leave notes to your self, to come back to later? Folger catalogers have a long history of doing this, as Erin Blake explains.