Restoring The Likeness - Fall Virtual Conference

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 11:00am to Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 5:30pm

The cost of this conference is a donation of whatever size you feel you can make. If you can't afford a donation, please feel free to come to at no cost. But if you can, we welcome your partnership. Your donation enables us to pay the speakers, fund the technology needs of a virtual conference, and pay the staff and contractors who plan and execute the event. You can donate in the checkout process. Thank you for your generosity! 


>> Registration will close Thursday, October 15, at 9 am CT. Access links will be sent out at that time. 

>> Can't make it live? Registrants will be sent an email with links to the recordings a week after the conference has ended.


(Mobile Registration at the bottom of the page)

As far back as the ancient Greeks, imitation has been a core building block of classical education--the thing upon which curricula, modes of pedagogy, and outcomes are created and by which they are assessed. The Christians, following in the footsteps of Christ himself, took that a step further, adding a spiritual dimension to it. And so the ancient philosophers, the early Church fathers, the medieval pedagogs, and even some of the more counter-cultural thinkers of the last two hundred years, all have contemplated the importance of paying attention to the right things (the True, the Good, and the Beautiful); they have asserted that we become what we behold, and have argued that mimesis is a fundamental tool for helping children become more human. This fall we follow in their collective footsteps and continue that contemplation.

Join us for an ongoing conversation about some of the core tenets of education that is both purposefully classical and deeply Christian -- even in a strange, unusual, and distracted time. After all, those ancient philosophers and church fathers lived through strange times, too.

When you register, you secure a seat to participate in the live sessions. You will also have access to the recordings of every session. If you can’t be there live, you don’t have to miss your favorite speakers. 

Confirmed Talk Titles: 

• Andrew Kern: On Earth as it is in Heaven
• Matthew Bianco: Becoming Future Kings: How T.H. White and Homer Teach us to Grow
• Heidi White: How Where We Live Makes Us Who We Are
• Dr. Zena Hitz: Images of Learning
• Jessica Hooten Wilson: As Humans
• Dr. Hans Boersma: Learning by Heart? Restoring the Likeness through Memory
• Josh Leland: 10,000 times, and then begins understanding
• Dr. Anika Prather: The Great Books: A Polaris for the African American People
• Dr. Carol Reynolds: The Creation of Art from Chaos to Form
• Joshua Gibbs: The Classical Christian War on Competence
• Martin Cothran: Narrative Wars: The Battle to Determine What Story We're In

We are also attempting something new this time around and will be hosting colloquies via Zoom, as we continue to try and provide a conference as close to the in-person events to which we have become accustomed The colloquies will be limited to fifteen people, just as they are when conducted in person, and will be on a first come first serve basis. One such colloquy will even be hosted by our Tirocinium (Latin Apprenticeship) host, Buck Holler and the conversation will be 100% in Latin. The colloquies won't go off without a hitch, but we are excited to try something new as we miss the sense of community garnered from seeing all of you in person. Instructions for signing up will be provided in the near future.


Schedule coming soon

Confirmed Speakers: (more to be added)

>> QUESTIONS? info@circeinstitute.org 

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