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Elizabeth Blackwell Herb Garden Officially Opens!

Our new herb garden, in a section of the Walled Garden here at Chawton House Library, was officially opened by Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Hampshire, Nigel Atkinson Esq., on the 14th of July. It is a tribute to Elizabeth Blackwell, … Continue reading

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Chawton House Library Conversations: July 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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Association of Independent Libraries’ Annual Conference

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 … Continue reading

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Chawton House Library Conversations: June 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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How the ‘stitch off’ project grew from research by Dr Jennie Batchelor (University of Kent)

Featured in the Summer 2016, issue 147 of The Quilter (http://www.quiltersguild.org.uk/membership/the-quilter), Dr Jennie Batchelor (University of Kent) tells the story of the ‘Stitch Off’ and how it came to be part of our ‘Emma at 200′ exhibition. How the ‘stitch … Continue reading

Elaine Chalus (Bath Spa University) on Coping with Separation during the Napoleonic Wars – the Fremantle Papers, c.1800-14.

Chawton House Library Conversations: May 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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Register now for Women and Shakespeare Day, Saturday 23 July

Women and Shakespeare Day Conference Saturday 23 July 2016, 10am – 6pm   This one-day conference will bring together leading scholars to consider the relationship between women and Shakespeare from his own time to the present. The playwright is celebrated … Continue reading

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Happy 90th Birthday to Queen Elizabeth II !

Today, the 21st April 2016, we pay tribute to Queen Elizabeth II, as she celebrates her 90th birthday – many happy returns to her Majesty. This is a birthday Queen Elizabeth shares with Charlotte Brontë. The author was born 200 … Continue reading

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New Novel Online Added

Another work has been uploaded onto our website this morning as part of our Novels Online project: ‘The Tragical History of Miss Jane Arnold’ by Sarah Wilkinson. This chapbook is copied exactly as it appears in the original (the eponymous … Continue reading

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A History of Women’s Writing…

…By a Partial, prejudiced, & ignorant Historian* At the 2015 Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) 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 she had … Continue reading