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Queen's University

Janice HellandJanice_Helland_2015_Web.jpg

(On administrative leave 2015-2016 term)

Art History Professor
Ph.D. (Victoria)
(613)533 6000 x75670

Research Interests

Late 19th-century British and Irish arts and crafts, textiles, gender issues, material culture, late 19th and early 20th-century dress and fashion, craft history


Janice Helland specialises in the late 19th-century arts and crafts movement in Britain and Ireland with a particular focus upon the production and consumption of textiles. She also publishes on home arts and industries and craft as related to fashion. Her most recent single-authored book, British and Irish Home Arts and Industries 1880-1914: Marketing Craft, Making Fashion (2007) explores this relationship as does her article, "'Caprices of Fashion': Hand Made Lace in Ireland 1883-1907," published in Textile History (2008). Her current work, funded by a SSHRCC Standard Research Grant (2009-12), will examine "Collaboration, Cooperatives and 'Fair Trade': The early years of the arts and crafts movement, 1883-1913." Her most recent supervisions of completed PhD theses have included The Green Dining Room: The Experience of An Arts & Crafts Interior, "The New Masculinity": (Dis)locating Male Bodies and the Spaces of Masculinity in British fin-de-siècle Visual Culture, and Arts, Craft, Commodity: Peasant Craft Revival in Russian and England, 1880-1917.

View Janice Helland's Curriculum Vitae (98 KB)

Helland2.jpg Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005

book1.jpg Professional Women Painters in Nineteenth-Century Scotland
cover202.jpg  British and Irish Home Arts and Industries cover203.jpg Woman Artists and the Decorative Arts   
JaniceBookCover005.jpg Craft, Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics, 

Courses taught

ARTH 410*/0.5 - Studies in the History of Textiles and Dress: Textiles as Material Culture 3S

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000