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

Shakespeare: Othello and The Taming of the Shrew in Conversation will take place:

When: Sunday, July 7-Friday, July 19, 2024
November 16, 2024 – Virtual Follow up Conference (half-day)
Where: Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Applications for the 2024 Institute are now closed


Participants will be housed in single dorm rooms on campus at Catholic University of America (CUA), a national research university with more than 5,000 undergrad and graduate students on a residential campus in the heart of DC. Founded in 1897, their campus is in Brookland, a well-established and safe neighborhood in northeast DC that is also home to many artists’ studios. It’s a short walk from campus to the Brookland-CUA Metro stop, bookstores, drug store, restaurants, coffee shops, bars, and an organic supermarket.

The Folger’s special Teaching Shakespeare school bus will pick up participants at the dorm each morning for the 20-30 minute trip to the Folger Library and return them to the CUA campus in the evening.

The fee for living on campus is $915, including linens. If you choose to live on campus, this amount will be deducted from your NEH stipend and paid directly to the university. While living on campus with your colleagues is not required, we recommend it. Housing in DC is expensive, and the CUA location represents far-from-fancy, solid dorm living in a great neighborhood for a very good price. Living together also allows participants to work together on collaborative projects more easily and supports greater interaction among participants overall.


The National Endowment for the Humanities will provide each participant with a stipend of $2,200 in order to cover a portion of your costs: travel to and from Washington, DC; housing; meals, and other expenses participants might incur. Participant stipends are considered taxable income.

Half of your total stipend will be deposited directly into your account by the end of the first week of the institute, Friday, July 12 . If you are living on campus at CUA, half of your housing costs will be deducted, so your deposit will be in the amount of $643. If you are living elsewhere, your deposit will be in the amount of $1,100. The second half of your stipend — $642 or $1,100 will be deposited directly into your account by July 19th.


  • Participants who desire to do so can earn graduate credits from Trinity Washington University at a reasonable cost. We will post the specifics – numbers of grad credits and the cost – when we have finalized these with Trinity.
  • If you are interested in earning continuing education units or professional development credits, we will send a detailed letter to the appropriate official outlining the specific work you have undertaken and completed during Teaching Shakespeare 2024.