UConn faculty, students and staff are engaged in a wide range of projects related to study of the early modern world. Get to know more about them below:
Digital Donne: The Online Variorum
This NEH-funded project aims to provide critical editions of the work of John Donne and a digest of scholarly work on the author and his writings. This is a massive project, involving the work of many scholars and students over decades. Greg Kneidel (English) currently serves as Associate General Editor.
"First Folio! The Book That Gave Us Shakespeare"
In 2016, UConn's William Benton Museum of Art played host to a copy of Shakespeare's "First Folio" as part of a nationwide, traveling exhibition organized by the Folger Shakespeare Library and the American Library Association. UConn was the sole Connecticut site for the exhibition, and under the leadership of Lindsay Cummings (Theater Studies) and Matt Pugliese (Connecticut Repertory Theater), an impressive range of associated events was organized for scholars and the public alike. Read more about the the Folio's visit to Connecticut:
Léamh.org [Reading Early Modern Irish]
How does one learn to read Irish-language texts from the early modern period? How might one conduct research in those texts without access to a library containing printed editions or manuscripts? Léamh.org was founded to address those questions, and was launched with initial support from the UConn Humanities Institute and Provost's and Dean's Offices. Contact Brendan Kane if you have any questions; check out the site below, and a blogpost on its work from the UK National Archives:
Nobility and Newcomers in Renaissance Ireland
In 2013, Brendan Kane (History) co-curated with Thomas Herron (Eastern Carolina University) an exhibition at the Folger Shakespeare Library looking at Irish-English relations in the early modern period. Much of the exhibition remains archived on the Folger's webpage, and you can even watch some of the associated curator videos on YouTube: