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12 Sep 2022: Trailblazers: Women Travel Writers and the Exchange of Knowledge

TrailblazersThe exciting exhibition, Trailblazers: Women Travel Writers and the Exchange of Knowledge, opens today at Chawton House, Hampshire, and runs to 26 February 2023. Bringing together Chawton House’s collection of works by women writers, with loans from archives and museums across the country, Trailblazers offers a unique opportunity to explore the fascinating stories of the women who travelled the world in the 18th and 19th centuries.

We especially welcome exhibition visitors to this Women's Travel Writing, 1780-1840 database, which has been a key resource for the Chawton organisers and will be linked to the exhibit via the exhibit's interactive map, showing the global routes of selected women travellers on a specially commissioned map. We look forward, too, to further collaboration with Chawton House as we explore the routes of the women writers featured in the database as a whole.