The Orlando project, available by subscription, provides entries on authors’ lives and writing careers, contextual material, timelines, sets of internal links, and bibliographies.
The Association promotes the study of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British women’s writing
A research project devoted to early modern women’s writing and electronic text encoding.
Information about the literary production of European women, and the ways in which contemporaries and literary critics of both sexes responded to these women’s writings.
A large collection of links to information on women writers.
A small, informal, multi-disciplinary group formed to promote women’s studies in the early modern period and the long eighteenth century.
Search the Chawton House Library collection using Heritage.
‘Long’ Eighteenth Century Studies
SCERRG was founded in 2009 to promote academic research into all aspects of the long eighteenth century.
The Society for promotes the study of all aspects of eighteenth-century cultural history.
The English Folk Dance and Song Society, with support from Islington Folk Club, have put a selection of 18th and 19th-century dance books online, with the appropriate music.
An interdisciplinary group dedicated to the advancement of scholarship in all aspects of the period.
The Society promotes the growth, development and coordination of studies and research relating to the eighteenth century in all aspects of its cultural heritage.
A guide to eighteenth-century research resources, published by Dr. Stephen Bending at the University of Southampton.
A guide to online resources on the long eighteenth century, produced by Prof. Jack Lynch of Rutgers University.
Book History & Bibliographic Studies
The Reading Experience Database (RED) was launched in 1996 at the UK Open University. Its mission is to accumulate as much data as possible about the reading experience of British subjects from 1450 to 1945.
Founded in 1997 by Prof. Peter Garside at Cardiff University’s School of English, Communication and Philosophy, the aim of the Centre is to address various aspects of textual and bibliographic research in English literary studies.
A project from the Centre for Editorial & Intertextual Research, this database allows users to examine bibliographical records of 2,272 works of fiction written by approximately 900 authors, along with a large number of contemporary materials.
The Trust is committed to expand and develop both bibliographical scholarship and public interest in the history of the book.
The Society was created in 1991 to provide a global network for book historians.
Transcripts of more than 30 manuscripts from the Austen music collections held in Chawton and Winchester, along with explanatory notes and programs from the various performances, complied by Dr Gillian Dooley,Flinders Unversity, Australia.
The Society’s aim is to foster the appreciation and study of the life, work, and times of Jane Austen and her family.
The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) is comprised of professional scholars and dedicated, well-read amateurs who have joined together on equal ground in their enthusiasm and admiration for the genius of Jane Austen.
The Jane Austen Society of Australia (JASA) is comprised of professional scholars and dedicated, well-read amateurs who have joined together on equal ground in their enthusiasm and admiration for the genius of Jane Austen.
The house where Jane Austen spent the most productive and successful period of her writing career, now a museum about her life and work.
Austen-related discussion groups and information.
Aphra Behn Europe was founded by the distinguished scholar and translator, Professor Bernard Dhuicq, to promote the knowledge and appreciation of Behn’s work in Europe.
A downloadable PDF walking tour of Aphra Behn’s London
The Society commemorates and honours the life and work of Frances Burney.
The Burney Centre at McGill University brings together archival material on the Burney family from around the world.
A paper by Gillian M.Anderton,University of Sussex,analysing some unpublished letters from Smith to her publishers.
Attached to the London Metropolitan University, the Women’s Library houses the most extensive collection of women’s history in the UK.
The British Library hold 14 million books, 920,000 journal and newspaper titles, 58 million patents, 3 million sound recordings, and so much more.
A union catalogue providing free access to the merged online catalogues of 24 major university research libraries in the UK and Ireland plus the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, and the National Library of Wales/Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru.