More book conservation training for our volunteers

On November 15th our volunteer book conservation team had another training day here at Chawton House Library. Caroline Bendix, an independent library conservator with many years experience, returned to offer a third training session to eleven of our book conservation volunteers. … Continue reading

Nineteenth-Century Matters: Public Engagement Training Day

Sponsored by the British Association of Romantic Studies and the British Association of Victorian Studies Dr Catherine Paula Han, our 2017 Nineteenth-Century Matters fellow, has, as part of her fellowship, put together an exciting public engagement training day for early … Continue reading

Scribbles and Scrapbooks: The Godmersham Park Library

Jennifer Louise Mueller Digital Godmersham For a research assistant like myself, used to the frenetic buzz of London, Chawton House Library is an ideal countryside retreat. After nearly seven weeks I am still captivated by the beauty of the place. … Continue reading

Our final library intern for 2016

Kate Shaw was the September intern at Chawton House Library and here she discusses her time working on one of our manuscripts. ‘During my internship at Chawton House Library I have been involved with many different activities, but one of … Continue reading

Study Day 5 November – Experiencing the Transatlantic Garden

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 please … Continue reading

National Poetry Day! Celebrating Charlotte Smith (1749-1806)

Today is National Poetry Day. We remember Charlotte Turner Smith (1749-1806), poet and novelist: ‘the first poet in England whom in retrospect we would call Romantic’ as the editor of her verse, Stuart Curran, writes. Next week, scholars of Smith … Continue reading

New ‘Nineteenth-Century Matters’ Fellow, Dr Catherine Han

We at Chawton House Library and at the University of Southampton are proud to be working with the British Association for Romantic Studies and the British Association for Victorian Studies on Nineteenth-Century Matters, a fellowship aimed at postdoctoral researchers who have completed their … Continue reading

August Internship at Chawton House Library

“Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree; the pen has been in their hands.” – Persuasion, 1818. The store room Our August intern Alice Millard … Continue reading

Reputations, Legacies, Futures: Austen, Staël & contemporaries, 1817-2017

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 of … Continue reading

Welcome to Dr Kim Simpson, our new Postdoctoral Fellow!

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr Kim Simpson to our Postdoctoral Fellowship. This three-year post is shared between Chawton House Library and the English Department at the University of Southampton. Kim will be a member of the … Continue reading