Past Events

sheila has spoken in australia, canada, USA and UK.

  • June 26, 2017: Sheila spoke about Fanny Palmer Austen at the Jane Austen Society UK conference in Halifax, NS and, together with Sarah Emsley, discussed Jane Austen’s sailor brothers’ careers in Halifax. For this conference Sheila and Sarah Emsley created “In the Footsteps of the Austens: A Walking Tour of Halifax, Nova Scotia.”

  • April 23, 2018: Sheila spoke at the Royal St George’s Society, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • May 5, 2018: The Spring Gala, Greater Chicago Region of JASNA.

  • June 7, 2018: Sheila gave a public lecture at the Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent on June 7, 2018.

  • September 15, 2018: Talk at Word on the Street festival, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • September 27, 2018: Special Interest Session with Hugh Kindred, JASNA AGM, Kansas City.

  • November 19, 2018: Dalhousie-King’s Reading Group, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • February 9, 2019: Talk to Jane Austen Society of Australia (JASA) Brisbane

  • February 14, 2019: Talk to JASA Southern Highlands Region

  • February 16, 2019: Talk to JASA Sydney

  • February 20, 2019: Talk to JASA Hunter Region

  • February 23, 2019: Talk to JASA Melbourne

  • March 2, 2019: Talk to JASNA Vancouver Region

Media Interviews

  • CBC Radio: Halifax, NS, Mainstreet, 7 November 2017

  • BBC Kent: Saturday Morning Show, May 26, 2018