Research and Exploration at the Folger
A Game at Chess: Popularity and Controversy
Dumbarton Oaks fellow, Abner Aldarondo, discusses Thomas Middleton’s popular, but controversial play, A Game at Chess.
In Search of Nature’s Not-So-Lost Treasures: Juan Eusebio Nieremberg on Ecology
Folger Fellow Javier Patiño Loira explores early modern concerns about nature and extinction.
Folger Tooltips: Exporting a spreadsheet of catalog data
Tips on how to export data from the Folger catalog.
Philanthropy and Torture: Linking Workhouses and Plantations
Folger Fellow Justin Roberts explores the appearance of torture instruments in 17th century workhouses.
Postcards in the (home) archive 1949–52
A continuation of the series looking at postcards from the Folger
The Amateur of Fashion: Robert "Romeo" Coates
Meet Robert “Romeo” Coates, a 19th century gent better known for his antics (and fashion sense) than his acting.
Christian baking molds from Early Modern Europe
Folger Fellow Rabia Gregory looks at the use of baking molds with Christian imagery.
On racial suffocation and the early modern humanities
Chris Blakley examines “ship fever”, the Black Hole of Calcutta, and the links to present-day ideas about race, racism, and racist policies that play a role in determining healthcare outcomes.
A 17th Century Letter Collection, Part 3: Farming in Early Modern England, 1630-1632
A final look at the Powell family letters.
Murmuration: Shakespeare in Flight
Artistic Research Fellow Jacklyn Brickman explores Shakespeare, patterns, and the invasive starling species using AI.
Printing plays in Mexico
Dumbarton Oaks fellow Abner Aldarondo explores a book in the Folger Collection that gathers together six plays printed in Mexico City in the 1830s.
Experiences of Captivity in the Books of John Smith
Folger Fellow Adrian Finucane explores issues of captivity in John Smith’s writing.