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Report from the field: network analysis

10 October 2017

A guest post by Dr. Ruth Ahnert In July 2017 the Folger Institute welcomed participants and faculty to the third of its Early Modern Digital Agendas (EMDA) gatherings—an NEH-funded...

Dryden’s Virgil, Ogilby’s Virgil, and Aeneas’s nose job

5 October 2017

First, a confession: this month’s Crocodile Mystery was originally going to pose a question along the lines of “What’s weird about this image?” or “What...

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

3 October 2017

This month’s Crocodile Mystery is a caption contest: Option A: Provide a factually accurate title for this portrait. Option B: Provide an amusingly inaccurate title for this...

In memoriam: Betsy Walsh

26 September 2017

Elizabeth “Betsy” Walsh (1953-2017)We are devastated to announce that Betsy Walsh, our beloved head of reader services here at the Folger, passed away on Thursday, September...