Art History & Art Conservation

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Art History & Art Conservation

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Art History & Art Conservation

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Janice Helland

Professor Emerita
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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

Biography

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. She published a single-authored book, British and Irish Home Arts and Industries 1880-1914: Marketing Craft, Making Fashion (2007) and, most recently co-edited Craft, Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics, 19th-20th Century (2014). Recently published research includes ‘Philanthropic Fashion: Ireland, 1887-1897’, Costume, 48 (2), 2014; ‘The Craft and Design of Dressmaking, 1880-1900’ in Penny Sparke and Fiona Fisher, eds, The Routledge Companion to Design Studies (Routledge, 2016); ‘Philanthropy and Irish Craft, 1883-1900’ in Vera Kreilkamp, ed., The Arts and Crafts Movement: Making It Irish, book of essays to accompany an exhibition of the same name, McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College (2016); and ‘An Irish Harp and Sleeping Beauty: the politics of suffrage in the textile art of Una Taylor and Ann Macbeth’ in Miranda Garrett and Zoë Thomas, eds, Suffrage and Visual culture: Art, Politics, and Enterprise(forthcoming, Bloomsbury 2018). Her most recent supervisions of completed PhD theses include‘Stitching Settler Identities: Canadian Quilts and their Makers, 1800-1880’ and ‘Ceramics in Britain (1840-90): Meaning & Metaphor’.

 

Recent Publications

Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005
Craft, Space and Interior Design, 1855-2005

Professional Women Painters in Nineteenth-Century Scotland
Professional Women Painters in Nineteenth-Century Scotland

British and Irish Home Arts and Industries
British and Irish Home Arts and Industries

Woman Artists and the Decorative Arts
Woman Artists and the Decorative Arts

Craft, Community and the Material Culture of Place and Politics
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