Perpetuating the memory of one of the greatest men of the Victorian age

Online lecture: Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movement

March 8, 2022 18.00 - 19.00

Marking International Women’s Day, this lecture will explore the network of women who worked at the heart of the English Arts and Crafts movement from the 1870s to the 1930s. It will reveal the breadth of the imprint of women art workers upon the making of modern society and provide insight into how women navigated authoritative roles as ‘art workers’ by asserting expertise across a range of interconnected cultures: from the artistic to the professional, intellectual, entrepreneurial and domestic.

Zoe Thomas is a historian of the 19th and 20th centuries with particular specialisms in the history of work, artistic culture, and women’s lives. Her first book Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movement was published by Manchester University Press in 2020.

Photograph showing ‘Fabian Women, Equal Opportunities for Men and Women’ banner, c . 1908, designed by May Morris.

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