Enjoy special topic seminars led by Signum faculty, writers, and other experts.

Signum University is proud to present a series of seminars on various topics throughout the year, led by experts in relevant fields. Our seminars are open for live attendance, and they are recorded for later viewing/listening.

To help support our special topics series, a donation of $20 per seminar is suggested. Donors who support these special topics seminars will receive the same benefits as donors to the annual fund.

Special Topics Goal: $15,000

$6,575 – 43.8%

2016 – 2017 Seminar Topics


A Secret Vice

In October 2016, learn about A Secret Vice: Tolkien on Invented Languages from editors Dr. Dimitra Fimi and Dr. Andrew Higgins, who will present on their discoveries about J.R.R. Tolkien’s essay on invented languages. This 3-part seminar will take place during Signum University’s Fall Campaign and will kick off the new year of special topic seminars for the university.

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Signum Symposia: Beowulf Seminar


Join philologist and Tolkien scholar Dr. Tom Shippey for a special seminar as he talks about J.R.R. Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf.

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The Story of Kullervo

Join noted Tolkien scholar Dr. Verlyn Flieger in a seminar on J. R. R. Tolkien’s early tale, The Story of Kullervo, and its influence on his later work.

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Sigurd and Gudrún

Join Dr. Carl Edlund Anderson for a discussion about J. R. R. Tolkien’s Sigurd and Gudrún and the sagas that inspired it.

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Where to Find Recorded Seminars

All of our special topic seminars are recorded and made available for free through YouTube and iTunes U. You can also subscribe to our Signum Symposia podcast to listen with your favorite podcast app.

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If you want to know more about our special topic seminars or how seminar topics are chosen, contact us today!