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 email@example.com. They can be submitted in English, French, German or Italian. Deadline for submission 28 February 2019. More details from and all enquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Courtesy: Ruskin Foundation (Ruskin Library, Lancaster University)
Mitsubishi Ichigokan Gallery, Tokyo
Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum
Drinks 5.15pm Lecture 5.45pm – 6.45pm
Speaker: Dr Cynthia Gamble
Non Members are welcome. £5.00 per person per lecture, at the door.
St Botolph without Bishopsgate, London EC2M 3TL
Speaker: Prof Peter Burman
First in a series of four Ruskin lectures organised by the SPAB, with others on 14, 21 and 28 March
Salle du Bicentenaire, Chamonix
Speaker: André Hélard
Keswick Words by the Water
Speaker: Suzanne Fagence Cooper
The Guild of St George’s “Ruskin Wyre” project concludes with a free interactive day facilitated by the Guild of St George exploring Ruskin’s historical influence and his relevance to today.
For places and information, contact email@example.com
Bewdley Museum, Load Street, Bewdley
Evening: for places and information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org