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Chawton House Library Internship 2016

Chawton House Library, a registered charity, conserves a unique collection of women’s writing (1600-1830) within the Elizabethan manor house once owned by Jane Austen’s brother Edward. The village of Chawton is in the heart of the glorious Hampshire countryside – … Continue reading

October VFs

Announcing our Visiting Fellowships 2016-17

Visiting Fellowships 2016-17 in partnership with the Faculty of Humanities at the  University of Southampton We are pleased to announce that this year – in addition to our usual visiting fellowships – we are offering named fellowships supported by literary … Continue reading

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Please Support our ‘Emma at 200’ exhibition

“English verdure, English culture, English comfort, seen under a sun bright, without being oppressive.”          Emma 1816 Chawton House Library is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen’s Emma, by John Murray, in December 1815, with a … Continue reading

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February’s Woman Writer of the Month

Aphra Behn (1640-1689)   ‘All I ask, is the privilege for my masculine part, the poet in me…if I must not, because of my sex, have this freedom, I lay down my quill and you shall hear no more of … Continue reading

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January’s Fun Fact of the Month

The intrepid travel writer, Maria Graham (née Dundas and later known as Maria, Lady Callcott, 1785-1842), experienced a major earthquake in Chile in 1822. Graham, who had a keen interest in geology, wrote a letter with detailed observations of the … Continue reading

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Upcoming exhibition: Emma at 200

Many of our supporters will know that this year is the bicentenary of the publication of Jane Austen’s novel Emma. It was published by John Murray II on 23 December 1815, with 1816 on the title page. In March we will be … Continue reading

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Chawton House Library Conversations: January Podcast

Welcome back to Chawton House Library Conversations. First launched on Sunday 8 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 … Continue reading

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Chawton House Library Conversations: December Podcast

Welcome back to Chawton House Library Conversations. First launched on Sunday 8 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 … Continue reading

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Chawton House Library Conversations: November Podcast

Welcome back to Chawton House Library Conversations. First launched on Sunday 8 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 … Continue reading

Women Writers Timeline

A History of Women’s Writing…

…By a Partial, prejudiced, & ignorant Historian* At the recent Jane Austen Society of North America AGM in Kentucky, our Founder and the Chair of our Board of Trustees, Dr Sandy Lerner, OBE, unveiled a timeline of women’s writing which looked at … Continue reading