We invite your early stage graduate students working in early modern European history and literature to sharpen their research questions and search skills simultaneously with a weeklong course at the Folger in July 2019, A Folger Introduction to Research Methods and Agendas.
Here is the skills courseís description:
The best research is inquiry based and allows for serendipity. A scholar needs to sharpen research questions and search skills simultaneously and with sensitivity to the ways questions and sources affect each other. The available evidence may invite a new thesis, require a revised approach, or even suggest a new field of exploration. This intensive week is not designed to advance participantsí individual research projects. Rather, it aims to cultivate a habit of curiosity into primary sources with exercises that engage participantsí research interests. It is offered to help early-stage graduate students develop a set of research-oriented literacies as they explore the Folgerís rich collections. With the guidance of visiting faculty and Folger staff, up to two dozen participants will examine bibliographical tools and their logics, hone their early modern book description skills, and improve their understanding of the cultural and technological histories of texts. Participants will ask reflexive questions about the nature of primary sources, the collections that house them, and the tools whereby one can access them.
Owen Williams, Ph.D.
Associate Director of Scholarly Programs
The Folger Institute | Folger Shakespeare Library
201 East Capitol Street, SE | Washington, DC 20003
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