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.




  • Folger Research Report: Dr. Debapriya Sarkar
    Today’s blog post describes Dr. Debapriya Sarkar’s research trip to the Folger Shakespeare Library   Thanks to the support of the Early Modern Studies Working Group, I was able to return to the Folger for a short trip in Fall 2019 before the library closed for renovation. I am in the early stages of research […]
  • Folger Research Report: Dr. Ken Gouwens
    Today’s blog post describes Dr. Ken Gouwens’ research trip to the Folger Shakespeare Library Thanks to the generous support of our Folger Committee, I was able to return to the library for a whirlwind trip just a few weeks before it closed for renovation. While a short-term fellow there years ago, I’d discovered its wealth […]
  • Q&A with Dr. Kathryn Moore
    Today’s Post is a Q&A with a new member of the EMSWG. Dr. Kathryn Moore is an Assistant Professor of Art 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 am from Virginia and did an interdisciplinary BA as […]