Summer Scholars Sessions

Interested in joining one or more of our virtual sessions this summer? Sign up below, and then closer to the time of the session(s) you will receive an email with login information. We are excited to engage in great ideas with you!

The sessions are free!



Date and Time

Fantasy and the Friendship between CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien

Dr. Michael Ward, University of Oxford

June 2nd @ 3 PM EDT

On Building the COVID19 Research Core

Dr. Allison Greenplate, Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Pennsylvania, Templeton Class of 2011

June 4th @ 3 PM EST

George MacDonald, JRR Tolkien, and the World of Faerie

Dr. Kirstin Jeffrey Johnson, Freelance Writer and Lecturer

June 9th @ 3 PM EDT

Why Keep the Sabbath?

Dr. Phillip Cary, Scholar-in-Residence, Eastern University

June 11th @ 3 PM EDT

Tolkien's Elfin Magic and the Liberal Arts

Dr. Gary Jenkins, Van Gorden Professor in History at Eastern University

June 16th @ 3 PM EDT

Gabriel's Horn: How can something have an Infinite surface and yet a Finite volume?

Dr. Walter Huddell, Chair of Mathematics Department at Eastern University

June 18th @ 3 PM EDT

Are the Ents, Elves, and Hobbits of The Lord of the Rings human?

Dr. Fred Putnam, Profess of Bible & Liberal Studies at Eastern University

June 23rd @ 3 PM EDT

The Role of Art in the Good Life

Dr. Kendall Cox, Director of Academic Affairs for Templeton at Eastern University

June 25th @ 3 PM EDT

LOTR:  Between the printed page and the silver screen

Jeffrey Overstreet´╗┐, Film Critic, Novelist, and Author of Through a Screen Darkly

June 30th @ 3 PM EDT

More sessions for July will be announced soon!