News and Site Highlights Archives
(Also see our newsletter, Permanent Things.)
Kirk in the Clarion Review
Russell Kirk’s autobiographical essay, “Is Life Worth Living” is featured in The Clarion Review this month.
Third Burke Conference Announced!
The Edmund Burke Society of America is pleased to announce a call for papers and open registration for “Edmund Burke and Patriotism,” their third conference on Edmund Burke. It will be held on February 27 and 28, 2015 at Villanova University. Keynote addresses will be from David Bromwich, Michael Brown, and Regina Janes. Please see this link for details and to register.
Spring Permanent Things
The Spring 2014 number of our Permanent Things newsletter is up, featuring updates on recent events commemorating Russell Kirk and the strong reception in Brazil of the publication of The Politics of Prudence. You can download a copy of the PDF from this link.
A new issue of Studies in Burke and His Time
The Edmund Burke Society of America announces a new issue of their journal, Studies in Burke and His Time, Volume 23. The issue features articles on the theme of Burke and history. Articles from Joseph Pappin III, Jeffrey O. Nelson, Elizabeth Lambert, and Aaron D. Hoffman accompany several book reviews. The journal is being released as a PDF and is now available for download from our site. In the coming months, the Society will be releasing back numbers as well.
The first Bookman e-book!
In honor of the great historian John Lukacs, who turns ninety in 2014, we are delighted to announce publication of the first e-book from the University Bookman. The Bookman on John Lukacs features essays and reviews by and about Lukacs gathered from fifty years of our archives. This convenient collection of scholarship is available as a Kindle edition from Amazon.com.
The Conservative Mind at Sixty—in St Andrews
Annette Kirk and several friends and Wilbur Fellows traveled in October to Saint Andrews, Scotland, as part of the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of publication of The Conservative Mind. Alvino-Mario Fantini has written an article for The American Conservative about the remembrance there. The trip included tours of the university and visits to sites important to Russell Kirk, including Kellie Castle, where Dr. Kirk resided and wrote many of his books. Several photos from the trip have been posted to an album on our Facebook page.
We are pleased to release the Fall 2013 Permanent Things, the latest number of the Russell Kirk Center newsletter, featuring updates on recent events and seminars at the Center—and marking 40 years of ISI seminars at the Center!
McConnell Seminar and Video
Dr. Gary L. Gregg, Director of the McConnell Center at the University of Louisville, brought students from the McConnell Center to the Russell Kirk Center on Labor Day weekend to discuss Russell Kirk’s book The Conservative Mind on the 60th anniversary of its publication. Speakers at the seminar titled “Is there a Conservative Mind for the 21st Century?” included Annette Kirk, Dr. Gleaves Whitney, and Dr. Vigen Guroian. This short video from the McConnell Center captures some of the weekend.
Liberty Forum on The Conservative Mind
We are delighted to see that Liberty Fund’s Liberty Forum has hosted a symposium to commemorate the 60th anniversary of Russell Kirk’s The Conservative Mind. It features an essay by Gerald J. Russello on “Russell Kirk’s Unwritten Constitutionalism” with responses by Gary L. Gregg II, Bradley J. Birzer, and James Matthew Wilson.
Wishing him well . . .
The Russell Kirk Center extends its good wishes to Edwin Feulner on his retirement as president of The Heritage Foundation. We have deeply appreciated his long-time support of Russell Kirk’s thought and look forward to Ed’s ongoing contributions to American public life. It is appropriate to highlight on this occasion this classic Feulner essay on the roots of modern conservative thought from Burke to Kirk (also available as a PDF). And watch shortly for a review of Lee Edwards’s new book, Leading the Way: The Story of Ed Feulner and the Heritage Foundation in the University Bookman.