Regency Fashion from Jane Austen to Bridgerton | Newberry

Regency Fashion from Jane Austen to Bridgerton

Led by Emilie M. Brinkman
Saturday, August 7, 2021
Two sessions, Saturdays, August 7 - August 14

1 - 3 pm (Central Time)


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Seminar Description

Explore the history of fashion and dress in Regency Britain from 1790 to 1820. Shaped by tumultuous domestic politics, international conflicts, and social unrest as well as the flourishing of neoclassicism, Regency fashion continues to inspire contemporary popular culture. In this seminar, we will learn about the rich world of Regency fashion through Jane Austen’s classic novels and Netflix’s hit romance series Bridgerton.

Two sessions. Registration – $120

A cultural historian and lecturer, Emilie M. Brinkman holds a PhD in European history from Purdue University. She specializes in the history of British politics, queenship, and fashion.

Materials List


  • A selection of shorter materials distributed by the instructor.

First Reading:

  • There is no required reading for this seminar.

Registration Information

Registration opens at 9 am (CST) on Wednesday, May 19th. Newberry Associates members at the Literati level and above will have access to early registration beginning May 12th at 10am. Learn more about membership benefits and becoming a Newberry Associate.

Please note: For more information about registration, including a guide to online registration, see our Registration Information page. Questions? Please contact seminars program staff via email at

We offer a 10% discount to members, seniors, and students.

This seminar is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program. Learn more about registering for a seminar, program policies, or teaching a seminar.