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.
Mark Samuels Lasner, senior research fellow, University of Delaware Library, in conversation with Diane Waggoner, associate curator, department of photographs, National Gallery of Art
- Monday, 6 May 2013 • 12 noon
- East Building Concourse, Auditorium • National Gallery of Art • Washington, DC
- Free and open to the public
September 2012-July 2013, Special Collections, Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; Conference in association with exhibition: 9 May 2013. For more information, see www.lib.umd.edu/williammorris/
Call for Papers:
UK Conference to be held in the Coach House, Kelmscott House, London, UK, 10 a. m.-4:30 p. m. Saturday 14 September 2013: Social Fabrics: Utopias and Dystopias in the Work of William Morris and H. G. Wells. Send abstracts of 500 words by 15 May 2013 to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Guild of St. George Event: "No Wealth But Life: Why John Ruskin Matters Today."
Saturday 13 July, Hillside Club, Berkeley, CA. For more information, please write Sara Atwood at firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Digital Independent Morris-Inspired Press:
The Kelmsgarth Press
First Publication: William Morris: The Blog by Tony Pinkney
New Blog by WMS Award Winner: The Morrisian
Modern Language Association 9-12 January 2014, Chicago, Illinois
The William Morris Society will sponsor a panel on "Morris, the Arts, and the Midwest," to be moderated by Jason Martinek. The talks will be:
Barbara Johnson, State of South Dakota Humanities Scholar, “Morris Stained Glass in Chicago”
Sandi Wisenberg, Co-Director, School of Continuing Studies, Northwestern University, “The Politics of the Glessner House”
Elizabeth G. Browning, University of California-Davis, “Hull House and the Arts and Crafts Movement”
Florence Boos, University of Iowa, "Oscar Triggs, the Arts, and the First Chicago Morris Society 1903-1905."
Information on the time and place will be available in June 2013. For guest passes, please write email@example.com
Proposed panel: We have applied for a second co-sponsored panel on "Pre-Raphaelite and Fin de Siecle Children's Literature." More information will be available on this by June 2013.
Call for Papers Modern Language Association 8-11 January 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia.
The William Morris Society will sponsor a panel on "William Morris: The Ecological and the Oceanic." For this we seek papers on Morris and ecological concerns, the environment, and ‘green’ politics, and/or oceanic journeys, Morris’s influence in Asia and Oceania, or trans-Pacific approaches to Morris studies.
Please send abstracts for proposals by 15 March 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org
How We Might Live: The Vision of William Morris
September 2012-July 2013, Special Collections, Hornbake Library, University of Maryland, College Park, MD
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
Book sale to benefit the William Morris Society in the United States
LIST OF BOOKS BY AND ABOUT WILLIAM MORRIS [pdf]
The Collected Letters of Jane Morris
edited by Jan Marsh and Frank Sharp
Boydell and Brewer, 2012
Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture. Stanford, 2012.
|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
|A History of Kelmscott House
William Morris Society, London, 2011
|Illustrated Edition of the Works of William Morris in English,
Robert L. M. Coupe
Published by the author, 2011
|Socialist Aesthetics and "The Shadows of Amiens"
Florence S. Boos
William Morris Society: London, 2011