Academic conferences form part of the Chawton House Library programme of events, with the aim of contributing to scholarly work in the field of women's writing in English 1600 to 1830, and related topics.

Conferences held in 2007 included the two-day conference Imagining Transatlantic Slavery co-organised by the Library, and the University of Southampton.Held on the 16th and 17th March.

Collectors & Collecting. Private collections & their role in libraries. On the 19th and 20th July.

Mary & Elizabeth. Partners both in throne and grave.      10th to the 12th September.

Remapping Austen. Jane Austen in Europe and Beyond. On the 8th November .


In 2006 was the two-day conference 'Wild Irish Girls': a bicentenary conference to mark the publication of Sydney Owenson's The Wild Irish Girl and Maria Edgeworth's Leonora, which was held in July and jointly organised by Chawton House Library and English at the University of Southampton.

To find out about upcoming conferences, please visit the events section.

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Panel session at conference

Panel session at the 'Women and Material Culture 1660-1830' conference, July 2004

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