Circles of the World:
Conversations on fate, life after death, and Terra Incognita.
Come join us Saturday, July 30th, in Glendale Ohio for a wide-ranging and welcoming discussion of one of the cornerstones of human experience.
Please note that because of some logistics at the venue,
On-site Attendance Registration closes on July 15th.
Registration for remote attendance may be made up until 24 hour before the conference begins.
Call for Proposals:
The organizing theme of this first annual Buckeye Moot is “Circles of the World ”
We encourage participants to submit presentations, both academic and artistic, on topics on this theme; these might cover ideas specific to the works of J. R. R. Tolkien, such as the description of the mortality of Men as a gift of liberation, the sundered fates of Elves and Men, or the history of the phrase and the concept of the Circles of the World.
In addition, there is room for works in other areas, such as the subject of death seen as liberation in general in religious and secular writing, what can be learned from various depictions of Terra Incognita on maps from our world, and in the works of authors, including Tolkien, and studies of how liberation can become a subject of fear.
We welcome academic work, art and music performance, readings, and discussion groups.
On-site and online attendees are all invited to submit a proposal for a presentation or performance to our call, which can be found here:
The call for presentations closes July 15th
Accommodation: A limited number of low cost rooms are available, please contact [email protected] for details.
Boxed lunch is available for on-site attendees. The meal will be free of cost, but donations accepted.
Health and Safety requirements:
- All on-site attendees must provide proof of vaccination, and wear masks while on campus.
- On-site attendees will need to check in and wear lanyard provided while on campus.
- Because our venue shares a campus with a school, all on-site attendees must submit their name and mailing address for a background check prior to July 15th, online form can be found at this link.