The Center for Shakespeare Studies posits that no single critical approach, historical perspective, scholarly method, or pedagogical strategy can do justice to Shakespeare's texts and contexts. Instead, the Center aims to broaden Shakespeare scholarship and bring different approaches into conversation.
Founded in 1986 by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Center has a national and indeed international reach. Its variety of programming includes Summer Institutes for College and University Faculty sponsored by the NEH Division of Education and conferences supported by NEH Collaborative Research grants. The many products of the Center's scholarly work include scholarly publications, audio recordings of the Shakespeare Birthday Lectures, and Primary Sourcebooks. For more information and to access the archive of past programs, please visit the Center for Shakespeare Studies’ page on Folgerpedia.