The Folger Institute (Washington DC) is a dedicated center for advanced study and research in the humanities at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Through formal scholarly programs, the Institute gathers knowledge communities, promotes archival research, and establishes intellectual agendas for early modern humanities.
Kathleen Lynch is Executive Director of the Folger Institute. She is responsible for organizing the seminars, workshops, and other formal programs for scholars at the Folger Shakespeare Library. Her research interests include the intertwined histories of regulations of religion and the book trade. Her book, Protestant Autobiography in the Seventeenth-Century Anglophone World, was recently published with Oxford University Press (spring 2012).