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Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture

Date: 3:00pm - 4:30pm PDT October 4, 2019 Location: Gregg Pavilion

Gregg Pavilion

Heather Wolfe, Curator of Manuscripts at Folger Shakespeare Library will discuss “Special Collections as Humanities and Science Lab: Getting Students Excited About Primary Sources” at our 20th annual Johannah Sherrer Memorial Lecture. Please join us on Friday, October 4th at 3pm in the Gregg Pavilion on the Lewis & Clark Campus. A reception to follow. 

Heather Wolfe is Curator of Manuscripts at the Folger Shakespeare Library. She received an MLIS from UCLA and a PhD from the University of Cambridge. She is currently principal investigator of Early Modern Manuscripts Online (, co-principal investigator of Shakespeare’s World (, curator of Shakespeare Documented ( and is co-director of the multi-year, $1.5 million research project Before ‘Farm to Table’: Early Modern Foodways and Cultures, a Mellon initiative in collaborative research at the Folger Institute of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Her first book, Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland: Life and Letters (2000) received the Josephine Roberts Scholarly Edition Award from the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women. She has written widely on the intersections between manuscript and print culture in early modern England, and also edited The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608 (2007), The Literary Career and Legacy of Elizabeth Cary (2007), and, with Alan Stewart, Letterwriting in Renaissance England (2004). Her most recent research explores the social circulation of writing paper and blank books. Her essay “The Material Culture of Record-Keeping in Early Modern England,” co-written with Peter Stallybrass, received the 2019 Archival History Article Award from the Society of American Archivists.

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