This event has now passed, find out what else is going on at Kelmscott House



Explore William Morris' Kelmscott Press in the context of the industrial ecologies and environmental movement of the 19th century.

In the 1891 review of News From Nowhere 'A Materialist's Paradise', Martin Hewlett charged William Morris with 'exaggerat[ing] the dependence of human nature upon its environment', and complained that Morris presents 'the conditions of human welfare [as] physical'.

In this lecure Dr Elizabeth Miller will consider the Kelmscott Press as Morris' true 'materialist paradise', the creative project that best expresses his refusal to relegate the natural world to the debased category of the profane.

Focusing especially on the materials from which the Kelmscott books are made, Dr Miller will interpret the project of the press in reaction to industrial ecologies and the blossoming environmental movement of the 19th century.

Dr Elizabeth Miller is Professor of English at the University of California, Davis. She sits on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Journal of William Morris Studies.

LectureHistoric houseLondonBooks & manuscripts


Kelmscott House

26 Upper Mall, Hammersmith, London, Greater London, W6 9TA

020 8741 3735

Website

Opening times

Temporarily closed

Admission is by timed ticketing, in 30 minute slots. Please try to arrive on time for your booking, as we may not be able to let you in if you miss your slot. Last admission is at 4.30pm.

We ask all visitors to wear a face covering unless you are exempt. Please don't visit if you are feeling unwell or have any symptoms of Covid-19.

There will be a limited range of items to purchase in the gift shop; for a larger selection, please visit our online shop.


Exhibitions and events at Kelmscott House


Exhibitions and events nearby

Back to top