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The Folger Institute Partners with the Shakespeare Association of America on a New Fellowship

20 June 2017

The Folger Institute is pleased to announce a new fellowship in partnership with the Shakespeare Association of America, designed to promote scholarly work on William Shakespeare, his...

The EMMO Conference on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age

13 June 2017

On May 18th & 19th, 2017, EMMO held the Early Modern Manuscripts Online: New Directions in Teaching and Research conference at the Folger, in collaboration with the Folger...

Imagining a lost set of commonplace books

7 June 2017

As observed by one of our respondents, last week’s Crocodile was a detail from a blank leaf bisected by a vertical line in graphite, with a column of handwritten letters...

“What manner o’thing is your crocodile?”: June 2017

30 May 2017

Welcome to the end of another month and another Crocodile Mystery. This month’s Crocodile is brought to you by Folger manuscripts! Here’s a detail from a bifolium that is...