Sewing and needlework were strongly associated with femininity in Georgian England and provide a window into gender roles of the time period.
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Join Ann Arbor District Library for an evening of embroidery and Austen on Tuesday January 23, 2018 from 7:00pm to 8:30pm in the Downtown Library's Secret Lab. There will be a short presentation on needlework in the Austen era and a demonstration of embroidery styles and stitches. Each attendee will create their own needlework keepsake—a personalized, monogrammed handkerchief—with plenty of guidance to get those stitches started.
Join us for "Accustomed Circuits: Jane Austen and Romantic Transport," a lecture by Miranda Burgess of the University of British Columbia, on Friday, January 19th, 4:00-5:30pm in the Hatcher Gallery. Light refreshments will be served.
In honor of the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, the Nineteenth-Century Forum and the University of Michigan Library are excited to offer a one-day interdisciplinary conference on Friday, January 19, 2018, exploring movement, mapping, and margins within the late-eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Attendance is free, but we ask that participants register by January 10, 2018, as space for some sessions is limited. A complimentary lunch will be served for those who register.
Happening This Week: Lights, Camera, Austen: The screen adaptations of Jane Austen at Ann Arbor District Library
Please join us on Wednesday, December 13th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at the Ann Arbor District Library (Westgate Branch - West Side Room) for Lights, Camera, Austen: The screen adaptations of Jane Austen.
As Juli McLoone and Sigrid Cordell prepared for The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet (Nov. 20, 2017-March 30, 2018), a number of Jane Austen's novels were identified as being in need of conservation treatment. These included a two-volume, 1838 edition of The Novels of Jane Austen. These two volumes presented some condition concerns which Cathleen A. Baker Fellow Clara Huisman treated under the supervision of Conservation Librarian/Conservator Marieka Kaye.
Special Collections is pleased to announce the opening of The Life and Times of Lizzy Bennet, a new exhibit in the Audubon Room. This exhibit commemorates the bicentennial of Jane Austen’s death by exploring the historical context in which her characters lived. Join us for the opening celebration next week on Thursday, November 30th, 4:00-6:00pm in the Hatcher Gallery. Light refreshments will be served at 4:00pm and curators Juli McLoone and Sigrid Cordell will begin their lecture at 4:30pm.
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