The William Morris Society in the United States is sponsoring its second annual conference session as an affiliated society of CAA.

From the beauty of life to the new dawn to Craftivism: Women and the Arts & Crafts Movement

Friday, February 18, 2022

4:30–6:00 pm

Chaired by Margaretta S. Frederick (Delaware Art Museum)


Thomas Cooper (University of Cambridge): “‘The swathed bodies surrounded by tokens of life past’: May Morris, Coptic Textiles, and the Collecting of Objects from Egyptian Burial Tombs”

Sarah Hardy (De Morgan Foundation, UK): “Evelyn De Morgan: Master of Media”

Sarah M. Iepson (Community College of Philadelphia): “Scottish Arts and Crafts: The Mixed Media Work of the Macdonald Sisters”

Margo Elizabeth Yale (University of Southern California, Los Angeles): “’A Protest Against Sentiment, or Morality’: Vanessa Bell’s ‘Bathers in a Landscape’ and the Gendered Order of the Victorian Home”


CAA 2022 will take place in Chicago. For registration information and further details, visit the CAA conference website.

After the conference session, join fellow WMS members for a reception and tour at Glessner House.

Revision, January 10th:

In the interest of safety, CAA 2022 has moved entirely online. Our panel will be available as a digital meeting and will take place at the same scheduled date and time:

Friday, February 18th, 4:30-6:00pm Central time

10:30pm-12:00am GMT, 5:30-7:00pm Eastern, 2:30-4:00pm Pacific

More information on the panel

Anyone can register for the conference on the CAA website.

In light of this change and in the further interest of safety, our Glessner House event has been cancelled. We hope to reschedule at a later date.