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Founded in New York in 1971 as an affiliate of the UK William Morris Society, the William Morris Society in the United States strives to publicize the life and work of William Morris and his associates. We coordinate our activities with our fellow Morris Societies in the UK and Canada, and distribute UK and US Newsletters and a biannual Journal of William Morris Studies.


Call For Papers

"Teaching William Morris"

We seek 15-minute papers that approach teaching Morris to reach a new generation of scholars and twenty-first century students. We particularly invite proposals that involve interdisciplinary undergraduate courses, public history, and digital humanities. Send abstracts and c.v. by March 15, 2015 to

"William Morris and the Legacy of Socialist Aesthetics," proposed joint session with the Marxist Literary Group

We seek papers dealing with socialist aesthetics in the work of William Morris, his contemporaries, or authors writing in his wake. Please send abstracts and c.v. by March 15, 2015 to and


The William Morris Society will sponsor a guaranteed conference session at the 2016 MLA on the topic of "Teaching Morris," with proposal submissions due March 15th, 2015. Please send these to

Proposals are sought for a second MLA session, tentatively to be held jointly with the Marxist Literary Group, on the topic of "Morris and the Legacy of Socialist Aesthetics." Proposals should be sent by March 15th to

NEW William Morris Song Book

CD from Britain: For contents and information on how to order, please visit or write

Digital Independent Morris-Inspired Press:

The Kelmsgarth Press
First Publication: William Morris: The Blog by Tony Pinkney


Upcoming Panels:


Coming in 2014…

The Pre-Raphaelites: Victorian Art and Design, 1848-1900
17 February-19 May 2013, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
A version of the Tate Britain exhibition, Fall 2012, with a second display, Pre-Raphaelites and the Book

Other Events in the US:

Book sale to benefit the William Morris Society in the United States

New Illustrated Edition of News from Nowhere

New Blog by WMS Award Winner: The Morrisian

New Book:

An Original William Morris Broadside
by Stephen Lee-Davis
Printed on the original Kelmscott/Gaudy Press at RIT

The Broadside
Time and the Tapestry: A William Morris Adventure
by John Plotz
Bunker Hill Publishing, 2014

Time and the Tapestry Cover
The Collected Letters of Jane Morris
Edited by Jan Marsh and Frank Sharp
Boydell and Brewer, 2012

Collected Letters Cover

Morris-related Book:

Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture. Stanford, 2012.

Shadows of Amiens bookcover
The Multifaceted Mr. Morris: A Record of the Exhibition in the Mark Samuels Lasner Collection, University of Delaware Library, 1–30 October 2010
Jane Marguerite Tippett
Lead Graffiti, 2012
The Kelmscott Chaucer: A Census
William S. Peterson and Sylvia Holton Peterson
Oak Knoll Press, 2011

Kelmscott Chaucer bookcover
A History of Kelmscott House
Helen Elletson
William Morris Society, London, 2011
Illustrated Edition of the Works of William Morris in English,
Robert L. M. Coupe
Second edition
Published by the author, 2011
Illustrated Editions bookcover
Socialist Aesthetics and "The Shadows of Amiens"
Florence S. Boos
William Morris Society: London, 2011
Shadows of Amiens bookcover