Mellon Initiative in Collaborative Research

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With a $1.5 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Folger Institute sponsors a new model of collaborative research at the Folger. The Mellon Initiative in Collaborative Research is designed to re-invigorate deeply rooted forms of humanistic inquiry, especially as such inquiry grows out of collaborative discussions around a library’s collections, and creates new partnerships among scholars, librarians, conservators, digital humanists, and other practitioners outside the humanities and outside the academy. The initiative is based in the Folger Institute, and directed by the Institute’s Executive Director, Kathleen Lynch.

Inaugural Project 

Before 'Farm to Table': Early Modern Foodways and Cultures

Folger Institute Fiftieth Anniversary Project