William Morris Society

Still Relevant: Morris’s “Socialist Diary”

I was pleased when a few years back Ross Bradshaw, the proprietor of Five Leaves Press, asked to reissue my edition of Morris’s Socialist Diary. The pages of this now quite rare 1981 Journeyman Press edition had yellowed, and I further wanted to improve its biographical notes based on the scholarship of the past three …

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William Morris Society at the Morgan Library

Each year during the annual Modern Language Association Convention, the William Morris Society sponsors one or two sessions of papers and also takes a field trip to a local arts and crafts site. This year I organized a special session on Pre-Raphaelites in the Pierpont Morgan Library, so we visited the Morgan for a private …

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“Emery Walker, William Morris and the Best Surviving Arts and Crafts Interior in Britain”Lecture by Christopher Wilk in New York, 10 September 2012

The William Morris Society will sponsor a lecture by Christopher Wilk in New York on the 10th of September. Our co-sponsors are the Grolier Club, and the American Friends of Arts and Crafts in Chipping Campden, with the support of the Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms. Sir Emery Walker, a distinguished printer and later the co-publisher of …

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March Exhibit by 2012 WMS Award Winner a Success

Leslie Harwood at her Exhibition. Last month, residents of Milwaukee could stroll down to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Art History Gallery to see the exhibit “William Morris’ Earthly Paradise: Precursor to the Private Press Movement”. This was curated by Leslie Harwood, the 2012 winner of the William Morris Society Fellowship. We’ve written about her project …

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New William Morris Society Website

We are happy to announce that the William Morris Society in the United States has a brand-new website. Everything from the “old” site—information about Morris’s life and work, images of his s design work, events listings, texts, translations, details about Morris Society membership and publications, and the online Journal of William Morris Studies—is there, along …

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Special William Morris Society Tour of The Pre-Raphaelite Lens Exhibition at the National Gallery

SPECIAL WILLIAM MORRIS SOCIETY EXHIBITION TOUR The Pre-Raphaelite Lens:British Photography and Painting, 1848–1875National Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSaturday, 15 January 2011 Members and friends are invited to a special tour with the exhibition’s curator, Diane Waggoner. Join us for lunch after. The Pre-Raphaelite Lens is the first survey of British art photography focusing on the …

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Update on the “Useful & Beautiful” Confernce and Related Events in Delaware, 7–9 October 2010

An update on the conference, “Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites, ” to be held at the University of Delaware, Winterthur Museum & Country Estate, and the Delaware Art Museum on 7–9 October 2010: Online Registration Online registration is now available (along with mail-in forms) at www.udel.edu/conferences/uandb/ The registration …

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“Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris ant eh Pre-Raphaleites”: Conference and Related Events in Delaware, 7–9 October 2010

“Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites” will be the subject of a conference and related exhibitions to be held 7-9 October 2010 at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) and at the Delaware Art Museum and the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate (Wilmington, DE). Organized with the assistance of …

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Morris Society Calls for Papers—MLA 2011 Updated

William Morris SocietyCALLS FOR PAPERS (updated) 2011 Modern Language Association Annual Convention6-9 January 2011, Los Angeles, CA 1. “Morris and the Arts: Books, Painting, Crafts, Architecture“ This is a regular session sponsored by the William Morris Society in the United States. We seek 15-minute papers which deal with William Morris and his close associates’ work …

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