I am available to present to groups (especially my fellow Janeites in other JASNA regions!) on the topic of botanical women in Georgian England. This could be a great topic for women’s history month (March in the U.S.), the International Day of Women and Girls in Science (February 11), Priscilla Wakefield’s birthday (January 31), the start of spring and gardening season, or any other occasion related to women’s achievements! I have two versions of the presentation, one that is a general survey of scientific women and one that is focused more on the author and activist Priscilla Wakefield. Both versions are 45-50 minutes with time for questions and discussion.

Getting ready to present at the 2022 Jane Austen Society of North America convention.

Interested in having me speak? Please get in touch! Email me at cecily(at)cecilyvancleave(dot)com. In your message, please provide the following information:

  • The name of your group/organization
  • The date(s) you are interested in (please note that speaking engagements generally require four weeks advance notice)
  • Estimated group size
  • Whether the presentation will be virtual or in-person
  • Whether you would like the “survey of scientific women” or the “mostly Priscilla Wakefield” version of the talk
  • Note that I charge an honorarium for speaking engagements and/or require the reimbursement of travel costs.