Ruskin To-Day is an informal network devoted to promoting wider knowledge and understanding of the ideas of the great Victorian writer, reformer and artist, John Ruskin (1819–1900).
2019 sees the bicentenary of Ruskin’s birth on 8th February, 1819. This site has been set up to provide as much information as possible about Ruskin-related events that are taking place between now and the close of 2019.
Ruskin Society Book Prize 2018
The Ruskin Society is pleased to announce the shortlist for the 2018 Ruskin Society Book Prize. The
shortlisted titles are:
A Torch at Midnight by Robert Brownell (Pallas Athene)
John Ruskin and the Fabric of Architecture by Anuradha Chatterjee (Routledge)
John Ruskin’s Politics and the Natural Law by Graham MacDonald (Palgrave)
John Ruskin and 19th century education edited by Valerie Purton (Anthem).
The winner will be announced at the Society’s AGM on 1 June.
Call for papers: “A great community”: John Ruskin’s Europe” Venice 7-9 October 2019
Organised by Emma Sdegno, Martina Frank (Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia), Pierre-Henry Frangne (Université Rennes 2), Myriam Pilutti Namer (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa),
this conference invites scholars to discover or rediscover a self-consciously European John Ruskin, and explore the multiple facets and levels – geographical, historical, critical, aesthetic, socio-political, and cultural – of an œuvre which both deliberately challenges disciplinary boundaries and breaks through national frontiers.
Abstracts of 300-500 words are to be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. They can be submitted in English, French, German or Italian. Deadline for submission 28 February 2019. More details from and all enquiries to email@example.com.
Courtesy: Ruskin Foundation (Ruskin Library, Lancaster University)
York Art Gallery, York, UK
Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge
Themed this year to mark the bicentenary of John Ruskin, the Anglia Ruskin University Sustainability Art Prize and Exhibition will take place in the main Ruskin Gallery.
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Speaker: Sarah Quill
Brantwood, Coniston, UK
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Tea and cakes 3.30, Lecture 4.15
Speaker: Prof Robert Hewison
Organised by the Friends of the Ashmolean Museum
The Big Draw
More information can be found https://www.ruskinprize.co.uk/
Brantwood, Blue Gallery
A display of pots from the Mingei (folk crafts) tradition and its Ruskin connections featuring work by Ogata Kenzan, Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leech, Tomoo Hamada, Edward Hughes and Miles Martin Moore.
Blue Gallery, Brantwood
Tomoo Hamada, potter and grandson will open the show with a talk about his grandfather, renowned potter Shoji Hamada. This will take place in the Severn Studio, Brantwood
Also on 15th May 2019 there will be a JapaneseTea Ceremony & Presentation. Celebrating the friendship of Japan and Great Britain through the inspirational legacy of John Ruskin, the Urasenke Foundation will present and demonstrate the ancient Japanese art of tea. This will take place at the Brantwood Coach House