We are raising funds to bring Jane Austen and Germaine de Staël together for the first time in 200 years for our summer exhibition in 2017. We have been successful in a bid of £5,000 from the Friends of [...]
Call for Papers Independent Libraries Association BRICKS, SHELVES, BOOKS AND PEOPLE: BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE AS AN INDEPENDENT LIBRARY Location: Chawton House Library, Chawton, Alton, Hampshire. GU34 1SJ. Friday 2nd June – Sunday 4th June 2017 Independent libraries occupy a unique [...]
An afternoon of talks on representing and experiencing the garden in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world. This event is organized by the Southampton Centre for Eighteenth-Century Studies in conjunction with the Sydney Intellectual History Network. It is free to attend, but [...]
July 13th-15th, 2017 Keynote Speakers: Benjamin Colbert, University of Wolverhampton Alison Finch, University of Cambridge Deidre Lynch, Harvard University July 1817 saw two deaths – of Jane Austen, an English novelist with a solid but relatively modest success, and [...]
In June, the Librarian here at Chawton House Library gave the keynote talk at the Association of Independent Libraries’ Annual Conference held at Bromley House Library in Nottingham. Under the banner 'Sustainability and Relevance: the Independent Library in 2016', the talk focused on [...]
Considering the relationship between women and Shakespeare, from his own time to the present.