Past Events


Jan. 15, 2023: JASNA-DC member Harper Sutherland presented a talk on “Brandon in India: Colonialism and Masculinity in the Late 18th Century.”


Dec. 10, 2022: Jane Austen Birthday Lunch at Maggiano’s Little Italy in Friendship Heights, DC. JASNA President elect Mary Mintz presented “Jane Austen in America: Highlights of the First Century”.

Sept. 11, 2022: Delia Bisgyer, Lily Dow, and Emily Gold shared highlights and some of their favorite photos from the JASNA England Tour.

June 12, 2022: Dr. Roger Moore discussed “The Prehistory of the Spa: Bath and Sanditon in Medieval Perspective.”

April 24, 2022: A virtual screening of the one-man play “Being Mr. Wickham,” featuring Adrian Lukis, who played Wickham in the 1995 “Pride and Prejudice” miniseries.

March 31, 2022: A virtual Spring Evening Chat with Jennifer Abella and Professor Elizabeth Child. They will share their knowledge of the wealth of Austen online links and the experience teaching Austen to first-generation college students, respectively.

Jan. 15, 2022: Dr. Susan Allen Ford reprised on Zoom her presentation from our in-person event Dec. 12, 2021. 


Dec. 12, 2021: Jane Austen Birthday Lunch at Carmine’s, Washington, D.C.  Dr. Susan Allen Ford, Professor Emerita, Delta State University, and editor of the Jane Austen journal Persuasions, presents on “Just in a Happy State for a Flounce: Jane Austen’s Economies of Alteration.” 

Nov. 13, 2021: Dr Will Glovinsky, Columbia University, on Zoom, “Austen, Imperialism, and the Management of Feeling in Mansfield Park and Persuasion. 

Sept. 11, 2021: Dr. Miguel Angel Jordan, on Zoom, “Jane Austen in Spain.” 

June 12, 2021: Dr. Roger E Moore, Vanderbilt University, on Zoom, “Mansfield Park and the Sacred Landscape.” 

May 8, 2021: JASNA-DC Study Day: “The Georgian Gentleman in Fact and Jane Austen Fiction,” featuring Gillian Williamson, historian and committee member, Women’s Studies Group, UK;  Rachel Gevlin, professor of literature, Monmouth College; and Jason Solinger, professor of literature, University of Mississippi.

April 10, 2021 Book Talk: Ladies of the House: A Modern Retelling of Sense and Sensibility, Lauren Edmondson, author.

March 13, 2021: Book talk: Publishing Northanger Abbey, Margie Burns, Author and Professor, University of Maryland Baltimore County.

Feb. 13-27, 2021: The “Emmeline” challenge. Book group.


Dec. 19, 2020: Virtual holiday program featuring Susan Allen Ford.

Feb. 15, 2020: “Bloodletting and Bodice-Ripping: Creating a Regency-Enough Wardrobe,” with Debra Roush, past D.C. regional coordinator and current vice president for regions, JASNA.


Dec. 7, 2019: Austen birthday brunch, with Dr. Sarah Marsh.

Oct. 12, 2019: English Paper Piecing Workshop and Reception, with Sue and Martyn Dell.

April 27, 2019: Study day. “Life in the Regency,” with Anthony Batterton, Janet Mullany, Moriah Webster and Amy Stallings.


July 26, 2017: “Dining with Jane Austen,” with Julienne Gehrer.

April 26, 2017: Happy Hour.


Dec. 10, 2016: “Miss Austen at Home” with Laura Rocklyn.

Sept. 11, 2016: Discussion of Emma June 4, 2016: “How Would Jane Austen Dance?” with Susan de Guardiola.

April 2, 2016: “Lizzie + Darcy 4Ever: All About Jane Austen Fan Fiction” with Zoe Burton, Rose Fairbanks, Cat Gardiner, Victoria Kincaid, and Pamela Lynne.


Dec. 13, 2015: Chawton House Museum with Dr. Sandy Lerner.

June 7, 2015: “Jane at the Movies: Austen’s Novels on the Screen” with Alden O’Brien, Curator of Costume at the DAR Museum in Washington, D.C.

June 14, 2015: “The Regency Era and the Making of Modern Morality” with Mike Bevel, Facilitator, Bethesda Library’s Classics in Context Program.

June 21, 2015: “Begrudgingly Yours: Jane Austen, the Prince Regent, and Emma” with Mike Bevel, Facilitator, Bethesda Library’s Classics in Context Program.

June 28, 2015: “The Prussians are in the Woods!: England’s Role in Napoleon’s Defeat at Waterloo” with Myron Peterson, Amateur Historian and Living History Re-enactor.


Dec. 7, 2014: “Edward Austen Knight: Family, Commerce, and Community” with Linda Slothouber.

Sept. 7, 2014: “Austen’s Sea-Change: Re-Writing Sense and Sensibility” with Tara Wallace, GWU
May 5, 2014: “Tea With Jane Austen” with food historian Joyce White.