The Call for Papers is now closed.
We are now in the timetabling phase. We have confirmed with all potential contributors whether their offer has been accepted and are now grouping offering into logical streams.
People who have offered contributions via the Participation Programme have had space reserved for their contribution by their Participating Society. If they have any concerns about this they should contact their Participating Society without delay, copying any correspondance to us.
All timetabling matters are being managed by the Timetable Co-ordinator [pop up window].
To mark the 50th anniversary of the publication of The Lord of the Rings, The Tolkien Society announces a major international conference and convention combining scholarship, celebration and commemoration.
Tolkien 2005: The Ring Goes Ever On, will be a worldwide gathering of Tolkien readers and enthusiasts, students of Tolkien's writings and artists responding to those writings, performers, actors and adapters; collectors and curators; bibliographers and philologists; established academics, new researchers and creative writers; journalists, publishers, biographers, commentators and film-makers.
The conference organisers now announce a first call for papers. Lectures, seminars and panel presentations are invited on all aspects of the writings of J.R.R. Tolkien. The conference encourages submissions intended for a variety of audiences: academic and literary critical contributions are welcome, as are responses aimed more broadly at the wide diversity of Tolkien readers and filmgoers. Contributions should combine sound scholarship with accessibility.
Emerging conference themes include:
Expressions of interest and proposals should be sent to the Programme Co-ordinator [pop up window].