I have recently returned from the 54th International Congress on Medieval Studies, where I attended several wonderful paper presentations and had the opportunity to network and promote my PhD Research!
There were so many great papers and resources shared that I do not have enough time or space to recount them all, so here are a few that are easier to share quickly:
Tolkien fellowship at dinner
I was fortunate enough to have great company each evening at dinner. Here is a picture of one such gathering:
Tolkien Art Index
Erik Mueller-Harder shared this phenomenal resource that he has been working diligently to compile. It is a standardized list of Tolkien’s images. The usefulness and descriptiveness of the index makes it practical and influential. It should become the standard reference for Tolkien’s images.
Find the index here: http://tai.vermontsoftworks.com/
Tales After Tolkien Society
I was elected a Vice-President of the society, an honor that I hope to live up to!
I had several meaningful interactions and can’t wait to get to work on some of the ideas I brought home from the conference! The encouragement and insight of scholars whose work I admire is truly one of the greatest assets of a conference like this. I hope everyone made it home safe!