These sites showcase the variety of locations and exhibits that celebrate Jane Austen, her works, and her legacy. The sites can be split into two distinct groups: locations/museums and exhibits. Many of the sites were created to celebrate the bicentennial of Austen’s death, and as a result focus on events that were held to celebrate Austen. The museum sites showcase how Austen is commemorated beyond the academic sphere. These sites also provide guidance for creating a Jane Austen themed vacation, many outline travel plans and tours. These sites are helpful in gaining an understanding of Austen’s place as a cultural figure outside of academia.
Pride and Prejudice: A 200 Year Affair
Overview: “Pride and Prejudice: A 200 Year Affair” is a website detailing a collection displayed by the Goucher College Library to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice. While the exhibit no longer exists, the website does contain an online catalog of the collection and has resources about the images that were displayed.
Creators: Goucher College Library, Curator of Special Collections and Archives: Tara Olivero
Website URL: https://gouchercollegejaneausten.wordpress.com.
Overview: “Chawton House” serves multiple purposes. This is the Chawton House library, historic house, and gardens website. In addition to providing information on the Library’s collection and ongoing events, it provides many resources for educational outreach, fellowships, and other research related resources.
Creators: Chawton House Library
Website URL: https://chawtonhouse.org/.
British Library Jane Austen- author of Pride and Prejudice
Overview: “Jane Austen” is a resource created by the British Library. It provides a profile on Austen and links readers to other articles and sources on Austen. It also highlights British Library collection items that relate to Austen, photos of texts and objects. There are links to related teachers’ notes and articles on Austen’s texts.
Creators: The British Library
Website URL: https://www.bl.uk/people/jane-austen.