Chawton House Library Conversations: July’s Podcast

>>Chawton House Library Conversations: July’s Podcast

Chawton House Library Conversations: July’s Podcast

2016-11-23T10:23:49+00:00 8th July 2015|Podcasts|

Welcome back to Chawton House Library Conversations. First launched on Sunday 8th March 2015 in celebration of International Women’s Day, our monthly podcast is a round up of news, events and highlights, helping you stay connected with Chawton House Library wherever you are.

July’s Podcast features an interview with couture milliner and PHD student of the fascinating language of dress at the University of Southampton, Eleanor Houghton.  Eleanor provided one of the highlights of the Jane Austen Regency Week in Alton and Chawton in June: she gave a talk here at Chawton House Library on clothing in the time of Jane Austen – which the Hampshire Regency Dancers attended in a range of costumes from the period.  Our General Manager Anthony Hughes-Onslow talks about his own role, and what makes Chawton House Library a fantastic place to visit.  In a month when we remember the final battle of the Napoleonic Wars, and commemorate Waterloo, Dr Gillian Dow, our Executive Director, discusses the treasure trove of works by French women writers held in the Library collection. Finally, we hear from June visiting fellow and Professor of French at the University of New Hampshire, Nadine Berenguier, about the unique French texts and translations she came to the Library to research.  We look forward to another commemoration of a historic battle between the French and the English on the 16 July when Professors Anne Curry and David Owen Norris from the University of Southampton will give a talk and music recital on women and the Battle of Agincourt.

Look as you listen

Here are some of the things you will hear described in this month’s Chawton House Library Conversations podcast:

Eleanor Houghton at talk

Eleanor Houghton when she gave her talk here at Chawton House Library on clothing in the time of Jane Austen.

hats by EH

A few of the hats and bonnets made by couture milliner Eleanor Houghton. These and many more from Eleanor’s collection were on display during the evening of her talk

Hampshire regency dancers at EH talk

The Hampshire Regency Dancers attended the talk in a range of costumes from the period

Anthony Hughes-Onslow reduced

Our General Manager here at Chawton House Library, Anthony Hughes-Onslow

Madeleine de Scudéry 'Clelia, an Excellent New Romance' (1678). Just one of the many translations from a French original in the Chawton House Library collection

Madeleine de Scudéry ‘Clelia, an Excellent New Romance’ (1678). Just one of the many translations from a French original in the library collection

June's visiting fellows working hard in the Reading Room

June’s visiting fellows working hard in the Reading Room

Have you missed out on any of the podcasts in our series? Catch up here

There are still a few tickets remaining for our talk and music recital ‘Women and the Battle of Agincourt’ on 16 July.  Book tickets here or call the events office direct on 01420 595901.

We would like to say a special thank you to North American Friend of Chawton House Library, Sue Forgue, whose kind and generous sponsorship has made Chawton House Library Conversations possible.