In celebration of the release of Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf, the Tolkien Society is helping to organise an online event hosted by the Middle-earth Network.
Join us from 8am PDT, 11am EDT, 4pm BST and 5pm CEST on Saturday 24 May for a whole host of talks and activities. There will be interviews with top Tolkien scholars, including experts in the field of Beowulf and Old English studies, renowned artists, sword smiths and more!
There will be prizes (kindly donated by Houghton Mifflin, the Tolkien Shop and others) to those in attendance throughout the day. There’s sure to be something for everyone, and maybe one or two surprises too.
- Michael D. C. Drout, Professor of English at Wheaton College and editor of Beowulf and the Critics.
- Corey Olsen, Tolkien podcaster, president of the Mythgard Institute and author of Exploring J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit.
- Douglas A Anderson, independent Tolkien scholar and author of The Annotated Hobbit.
- Dimitra Fimi, Lecturer in English at Cardiff Metropolitan University and author of Tolkien, Race and Cultural History.
- Mark Atherton, Lecturer in Medieval English Literature and Language at Oxford and author of There and Back Again: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Origins of the Hobbit.
- Nelson Goering, scholar of Old English, Old Norse and Gothic at Oxford.
- Michael Martinez, Tolkien scholar and author of Parma Endorion, Visualizing Middle-earth and Understanding Middle-earth.
- Deborah Higgens, director of the C.S. Lewis Study Centre and author of Anglo-Saxon Community In J.R.R. Tolkien’s ‘The Lord of the Rings’.
- Anke Eißmann, Tolkien artist and illustrator of Beowulf and the Dragon.
- David DelaGardelle, artist and sword smith.
- Jef Murray, Tolkien artist and author of Seer: A Wizard’s Journal.
We’ll also be playing an exclusive clip from the lost voice recording of Tolkien.
So, make sure you join us at the following address at 4pm BST (11am EDT) on Saturday 24th May!