"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.
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.
Should Ophelia Die in the 21st Century?
Folger Fellow Injela Zaini examines Ophelia’s death and the purpose it serves.
The problems with adapting Coriolanus, and why we should try anyway
Recipes for Survival
Interpreting Systems that Make Place
The habitability of our planet—is it only a contemporary issue?
When Past is Prologue: Munro, Malley, and the #IranRevolution
The Fairy King’s Grimoire
A guest post by Alexander D’Agostino I am an artist working with queer histories and images, through performance and visual art. During my Artist Research Fellowship with the Folger, I am creating The Fairy King’s Grimoire: a reimagining of the…
The art of dying
a guest post by Eileen Sperry For early modern English Christians, dying was an art form. The bestseller list of the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, had there been one, would have been topped by some of the period’s many…
When the Body is Ill, The Mind Suffers: Shakespeare's Unravelling of Women’s Hysteria and Madness in the Elizabethan Era
a guest post by Alexandria Zlatar During my research fellowship with the Folger Institute, my investigation has undertaken an exploration into a highly under-represented aspect of mental health and has focused on lived-in experiences of mental illness in Shakespearian England.…