On February 3, 2022 the Folger hosts its Virtual Book Club, featuring a discussion of The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish. To prepare for the discussion, we have pulled together a list of resources related to the novel, religion in the 17th-century, and scholarship today.
LISTEN to related podcast episodes from Shakespeare Unlimited
- Episode 49: Shakespeare and Religion
- Episode 137: Books and Reading in Shakespeare’s England
- Episode 154: Writing About the Plague in Shakespeare’s England
UNCOVER the past through recent scholarship
- Shakespeare Unlimited Episode 93: Dennis McCarthy and June Schlueter on the George North Manuscript
- George Goodwin, neo-Latin poet, identified as George Goodwin, rector of Moreton, Essex
- Early women buying books: the evidence
LEARN about transcribing early modern manuscripts
- Hard hands and strange words
- I learned to read Secretary Hand!!!! (And so can you)
- Experiments with early modern manuscripts and computer-aided transcription
- Pandemic Paleography
- Camaraderie, congeniality, and collaboration: paleography at the Folger
EXPLORE religion in the early modern era
- Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant of Venice’: Perpetuating stereotypes or sparking much-needed conversations?
- Who was a refugee in early modern England? The “Poor Palatines” of 1709
- Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution
- Inter-Faith Encounters: English Protestants and the Hebrew Bible
Words, Words, Words discusses Rachel Kadish’s The Weight of Ink on February 3, 2022. The event is free, but registration is required through our website.
We would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of this program: