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Teaching Shakespeare Institute 2024
Shakespeare: Othello and The Taming of the Shrew in Conversation

We aim to bring together a dynamic, diverse community of learners and teachers, ready to learn deeply and collaborate mightily.

  • If you are always looking for ways to improve your teaching and your students’ learning,
  • If you have, or would like to have, high energy for Shakespeare,
  • If you are able to discuss with candor topics like gender and race,
  • If you have an appetite for diving into a peerless collection,
  • If you’re keen on learning in multiple ways,
  • If you believe that great teaching can transform student learning

For more information on eligibility, please view the NEH’s eligibility criteria list.

How to Apply

The application period is now closed. Thank you to all those who applied for your interest in the program.

Successful applicants will be notified of their selection on April 5, 2024.

Program Participants

The NEH has laid out some participant expectations that we encourage you to read. They have also set some principles of civility that we will follow throughout the program.

At the Folger Shakespeare Library we recognize the importance of having challenging conversations about identity, privilege, power dynamics, and oppression, and of working with all our communities to reduce barriers to access. We value the health, safety, dignity, respect, and well-being of our visitors, volunteers, staff, partners, community, and particularly those whose voices have been marginalized. We are actively and specifically prioritizing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) to ensure a welcoming environment, starting with our home in the District.

You can read the Folger’s DEIA statement to fully understand our values.

The NEH has expressed the following:

Endowment programs do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or age. For further information, write to the Equal Opportunity Officer, National Endowment for the Humanities, 400 7th Street, SW, Washington, DC 20024. TDD: 202 606 8282 (this is a special telephone device for the Deaf).