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Jane Austen's Desk

A new NEH grant will support UNC scholars’ creation of an immersive web environment designed to bring Jane Austen’s writing room — and her world — to life.

An illustration of Jane Austen’s writing room for the project “Jane Austen’s Desk"

Imagine getting to know Jane Austen better by entering a virtual room modeled after Chawton Cottage, where the beloved author did most of her writing. Scroll around and click on various objects — paintings, a portable writing desk, a quill and more — to delve deeper into her writing and her world...


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