Kennen Sie schon … die Chawton House Library?

Die Bib­lio­thek in Chaw­ton House in Alton in Hamp­shire, Südeng­land, beze­ich­net sich selb­st als „home to ear­ly women’s writ­ing“:

Our books and man­u­script col­lec­tion con­tains over 4,500 rare and ear­ly edi­tions of works by women writ­ers in the peri­od 1660 – 1860.

Our his­toric col­lec­tion focus­es on women’s lit­er­a­ture in Eng­lish, with man­u­scripts, rare and ear­ly edi­tions, and for some works, the only known sur­viv­ing copy. This is sup­ple­ment­ed by an exten­sive col­lec­tion of schol­ar­ship on women writ­ers and the long eigh­teenth cen­tu­ry, along­side con­tem­po­rary edi­tions.

Search the col­lec­tion with our online cat­a­logue.

Zum Haus, in dem die Bib­lio­thek unterge­bracht ist:

Dis­cov­er the ‘Great House’ referred to in Jane Austen’s let­ters, now sen­si­tive­ly restored, relax in the peace and tran­quil­li­ty of the gar­dens, and find inspi­ra­tion in the lives and works of our women writ­ers.

We fos­ter research and under­stand­ing of ear­ly women writ­ers, restor­ing them to their right­ful place in the his­to­ry of Eng­lish lit­er­a­ture and enabling them to speak direct­ly to – and inspire – future gen­er­a­tions.

We have a unique col­lec­tion of women’s writ­ing which is acces­si­ble to any­one who wish­es to use it. Many of the works in the col­lec­tion were entire­ly neglect­ed through­out the twen­ti­eth cen­tu­ry – research car­ried out here is help­ing to put these books and their authors back on the intel­lec­tu­al map.

The House and Gar­dens are open to vis­i­tors, and the his­toric set­ting brings to life the con­text with­in which our women writ­ers lived and worked.

We run a live­ly and var­ied events pro­gramme, includ­ing evening talks, music recitals and inter­na­tion­al con­fer­ences.

We also run an award-win­ning schools pro­gramme in part­ner­ship with the Jane Austen’s House Muse­um mak­ing full use of this his­toric house and fas­ci­nat­ing library of women’s lit­er­a­ture.

Es gibt auch einen Pod­cast!

Chaw­ton House ist auch auf Face­book, Twit­ter und Instra­gram vertreten.

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