Folger Institute Consortium

In 2014 UConn became a Consortium member of the prestigious Folger Institute, a center for advanced study and collections-focused research in the humanities. Through its multi-disciplinary cross-cultural programs and residential research fellowships, the Folger Institute gathers knowledge communities and establishes fresh research and teaching agendas for early modern humanities. The Institute fosters targeted investigations of the world-class Folger collection and is based out of the Folger Shakespeare Library. The Consortium acts as an advisory body to the Institute, with members meeting bi-annually in D.C. to work with Folger staff on program development and scholarly outreach, among other things. By virtue of UConn's membership—generously supported by the UConn Humanities Institute and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences—our students, staff, and faculty have access to the Institute’s tremendous range of research, educational and artistic offerings.




  • A Conversation with Dr. Pamela Allen Brown
    Today’s post is from a Zoom chat on September 21st, 2022 with Dr. Pamela Allen Brown, Professor of English, who discusses her previous and most recent work and shares her thoughts on what might come next.  For some introductory information, can you tell me a bit about your background—academic and otherwise? Where are you from? […]
  • Q&A with Dr. Gregory Kneidel
    Today’s post is a Q&A with Dr. Gregory Kneidel, Professor of English, who discusses his recent work with the Variorum edition of the poetry of John Donne.  Can you tell us a bit about your background? Where are you from, and how did you get to UConn? I grew up in Wichita and went to […]
  • Q&A with Dr. Kaveh Yazdani
    Today’s Post is a Q&A with a new member of the EMSWG. Dr. Kaveh Yazdani is an Assistant Professor at the Department of History.  Can you tell us a bit about your background (academic and otherwise)? Where are you from? Where else have you taught, researched, etc? I was born in Tehran (Iran) and raised […]

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This event will be taking place tomorrow night at the von der Mehden Recital Hall in Coventry, CT, and it will also be livestreamed. The UConn Collegium will be performing works by Thomas Tallis, John Taverner, Henry Purcell, and William Byrd. #renaissance #earlymodernmusic