Upcoming Events: Crafting Communities

We are thrilled to announce that we have received SSHRC funding for our year-long series of roundtables & workshops! Upcoming sessions feature presenters on photos, brooches, books, hymns, valentines, hair bracelets, nursery wallpaper, and tea gowns, as well as hands-on workshops on embroidery, paper marbling, block printing, hair art, and scrapbooking. We are grateful for support from the University of Victoria, the University of Manitoba, and the University of Alberta. You can follow us on Twitter with the handle @craftyvictorian and the hashtag #craftingvictorians.

Learn more about our upcoming events, including links to registration forms, by clicking on an event. You can also find out more about our past events below. You can also reach us at crafting[at]uvic.ca.

Roundtable on Victorian Material Culture

4 May 2021, 10:00am-11:15am PST on Zoom

Event Schedule

Crafting Communities: A Series of Victorian Object Lessons & Scholarly Exchanges in COVID Times

Co-organized by Mary Elizabeth Leighton, Andrea Korda, & Vanessa Warne, & Karen Bourrier.

Co-sponsored by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada, and the Universities of Victoria, Alberta, & Manitoba.

DateEventConfirmed Presenters
23 Oct
2020, 10:00-11:15 PST
Roundtable: Singing from the Margins? The Cultural Worlds of Victorian HymnsAlisa Clapp-Itnyre (Indiana U East),  Diana Maltz (Southern Oregon U), Heather Marcovitch (Red Deer C), Fred Roden (U of Connecticut)
29 Oct & 3 Nov, 8:30-9:45 pm CTCrafting Workshop: Broderie Anglaise Embroidery Sabrina Mark
13 Nov 2020, 10:00-11:15 PSTRoundtable: Material Connections Between French and British 19th-Century LiteratureColette Colligan (SFU), Tania Duclos (STM C), Beth Gerwin (U of Lethbridge), Kirsten MacLeod (U of Newcastle), Paisley Mann (Langara C) 
8 Dec 2020, 10:00-11:15 PSTRoundtable: Victorian Object Lessons, Open SessionJo Briggs (Walters Art Museum), Hannah Claus (artist), Hannah Field (U of Sussex), Imogen Hart (Berkeley), Vanessa Warne (U Manitoba)
18 December 10:00-11:15 PSTCrafting Workshop: Victorian ScrapbookingHeather Dean (U of Victoria) & Elizabeth Bassett (U of British Columbia)
19 January 2021, 10:00-11:15 PSTRoundtable: Victorian Object Lessons, Open Session Manon Gaudet (Yale U), Heather Hind (U of Exeter), Lorraine Janzen Kooistra (Ryerson), Victoria Mills (Birkbeck), Talia Schaffer (CUNY)
9 February 2021, 10:00-11:15 PSTRoundtable: Victorian Object Lessons, Open SessionKaren Bourrier (U of Calgary), Denae Dyck (U of Victoria), Freya Gowrley (U of Derby), Andrea Korda (U of Alberta), Jaipreet Virdi (U of Delaware)
26 February 2021, 10:00-11:15 PSTCrafting Workshop: Hair ArtSandra Klowak (artist) and Vanessa Warne (U of Manitoba) 
9 Mar 2021, 10:00-11:15 PSTRoundtable: Victorian Object Lessons, Open SessionJordan Bear (U of Toronto), Anne Bissonette (U of Alberta), Alice Crossley (U of Lincoln), Kristen Guest (UNBC), Alison Hedley (McGill)
9 April 2021, 10:00-12:00 PSTPedagogy Workshop: Collections-Based LearningHeather Dean (UVic) & Elizabeth Bassett (UBC)
30 April 2021, 10:00-11:15 PSTCrafting Workshop: Hair Art

* Registration has been closed*
Sandra Klowak (artist) and Vanessa Warne (U of Manitoba) 
4 May 2021, 10:00-11:15 PST Roundtable: Victorian Object Lessons, Open Session Elizabeth Bassett (U of British Columbia), Shalini Le Gall (Portland Museum of Art), Deborah Lutz (U of Louisville), Morna O’Neill (Wake Forest U), Deborah Wynne (U of Chester), Maria Zytaruk (U of Calgary)
14 May 2021, 10:00-11:00 PSTA Conversation with Judith Flanders in a Handful of Victorian ObjectsJudith Flanders, author of The Victorian HouseThe Victorian CityThe Making of HomeChristmas: A Biography, A Place for Everything, & other books
4 June 2021, 10:00-11:15 PSTRoundtable: Victorian Pregnancy & Childbirth in Five ObjectsIsabel Davis (Birkbeck), Jacqueline Hyman (Textile Restoration Studio), Mary Elizabeth Leighton (U of Victoria), Lisa Surridge (U of Victoria), Shannon Withycombe (U of New Mexico), Whitney Wood (Vancouver Island U)
8 June 2021, 10:00-12:00 PST Crafting Workshop: Paper MarblingAmy Cote (Samford U)
10 August 2021, 10:00-12:00 PSTCrafting Workshop: Block PrintingSamantha Bellinger (Special Collections Librarian, Toronto Public Library)
To Be ConfirmedPedagogy Workshop: Teaching Victorian Poetry OnlineAlison Chapman (U of Victoria) with RAs Kate Fralick, Kailey Fukushima, & Sonja Pinto

Past Conferences