Pre-conference with Wes Callihan
Topic: History and Imagination
When: July 19th, 2017, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Where: Hyatt Regency, Austin, TX - room TBD
Who: Wes Callihan
The study of history is fundamental to education, because it is fundamental to our understanding of our culture, our relationships, our calling, and our destiny, and therefore to our self-identity. One of the most repeated injunctions in scripture is not to forget. But history is not just memory; everyone has access to the same remembered data but we read it in radically different ways. Good history, like poetry and science, is essentially an act of the well-formed imagination.
About Mr. Callihan
Wesley Callihan grew up on a farm in Idaho and graduated with a degree in history from the University of Idaho. He has taught at Logos School, New Saint Andrews College, and Veritas Academy. In 1997 he founded Schola Classical Tutorials where he teaches online classes on the Great Books, Astronomy, Church History, Greek, and Latin. He is now working with Roman Roads Media to produce Old Western Culture, a 4-year integrated humanities curriculum designed to equip homeschoolers and their families with the tools to tackle the Great Books that shaped Western Civilization.
Wes and his wife Dani have six children, four of them married, and five grandchildren. Wes and Dani live in an old farmhouse in northern Idaho near Wes’s parents, where they all use the cold winters as an excuse to read, and the hot summers as another excuse to read. Wes likes to read, garden, watch movies, fish and hunt, travel (he offers tours most summers for his students and their families to Greece and Turkey), write, and read some more.