Conference Presentations

“‘Miss Marshall Submitted a Plan’: Florence Marshall and the American Red Cross’s Wartime Knitting Program,” Teaching Textiles: The History of Craft Instruction, School of Human Ecology, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, December 6-7, 2019.

“Crafting a Collection: The Center for Knit and Crochet's Digital Resource,” American Folklore Society, 2019 Annual Meeting: “Community Driven,” Baltimore, MD, October 16-19, 2019.

“Exploring Digital Solutions to Preserve and Share Our Heritage,” Panel Presentation with the Center for Knit and Crochet, American Association for State and Local History Annual Meeting: “What Are We Waiting For?” Philadelphia, PA, August 28-31, 2019.

"'Reports that the Red Cross Sells Knitted Articles Absolutely Without Foundation': A Red Cross Rumor Cycle,” American Folklore Society Annual Meeting: “No Illusions, No Exclusions," Buffalo, NY, October 17-20, 2018.

"Finding Tradition in The Archives: Exploring Archival Materials Through Experimental Making," Folklore and the Wisconsin Idea: Engaging Public Folklore in the Upper Midwest and Beyond, Madison, WI, September 20-22, 2018.

"'Sewing for Refugees': The American Red Cross Production Corps during the World Wars," Design History Society Annual Meeting, Design and Displacement," Parsons, New York City, September 6-8, 2018.

"'I Pledge Myself to Think, Talk, and Work for Patriotism': The Knitters of the Navy League Comforts Committee," New Research in Dress History Conference, The Association of Dress Historians, London, England, April 13-14, 2018.

"Knitting in Protest, Knitting for War: Political Crafting in America," American Folklore Society Annual Meeting: "Community: Resistance, Reclamation, and Re-Creation," Minneapolis, MN, October 18-21, 2017.

"'Knit a bit for our first line of defense': Emotional Labor, Knitters, and Comforts for Soldiers during the First World War," Poster Presentation. Crosscurrents: Land, Labor, and the Port, Textile Society of America Symposium, Savannah, GA, October 19-26, 2016.

"'This Sweater, My Darling, Is For You’: Volunteer Knitting During the Second World War," At Home in the Space Between, Space Between Society Annual Conference, Notre Dame University, South Bend, IN, June 19 – 21, 2015.

"Never Knit a Man a Sweater: Knitters and the Sweater Curse," American Folklore Society Annual Conference: Folklore At the Crossroads. Santa Fe, NM, November 5-8, 2014.

"Victory Knitting: American Knitters on the World War II Homefront," PCA/ACA Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April 16-19, 2014.

"Knitting for Victory: American Knitters on the Home Front," Women's History Scotland Annual Conference, Centre for Nordic Studies, UHI, Kirkwall, Orkney, UK, May 3-4, 2013

"Making and Lost and Found Time," >>Fast Forward>> DesignInquiry, Vinalhaven, ME, June 2012.

"Harry Potter Scarves and Plushies: Fandom Craft and the Tangible in the Age of the Internet," Mid-America American Studies Association Conference, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, April 2011.