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Signum University is a non-profit university which is conducted entirely online, dedicated to using new methods in order to make old-fashioned teaching available. We are making use of internet technology to bring dynamic, interactive teaching to students everywhere, at a price people can afford.

Signum University is founded in partnership with its sister institution, the Mythgard Institute. Courses arranged by Mythgard are hosted by Signum and count in its MA program in Literature and Language. In years to come, Signum’s program in Literature and Language will be joined by other disciplines and fields of study.


The Encyclopedia of Arda is a personal project – a tribute to and a celebration of the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. The site is intended to evolve into an illustrated hypertext encyclopedia of Tolkien’s realms and peoples. This lies a long way in the future, though; if the regions of Eä are vast beyond the thought of Elves and Men, so too are the works of J.R.R. Tolkien.

The content is written in the same context as Tolkien himself used; he presented himself simply as a translator, rather than originator of the tales. Hence, ARDA tries to describe his world from a ‘historical’ rather than a literary perspective


Here there be dragons… and artists, and minstrels, writers, and scholars, and people from all walks and disciplines of life who have come together.  Not as fans but as people.  People who believe that we can inspire the world we live in by sharing the world we have in common.  The great myths, stories, and art provide people with escape, but also transforms the world we live in everyday.


My Middle-earth is a social network unlike anything seen before for fans of fantasy and science fiction.  Connect with people, and celebrities in the fantasy community from all over the world who share your interests and passions.  We’ve more features to connect than anyone!  It’s all here designed for people like you in mind.


Middle-earth News is quickly becomming the ‘go to’ source for all of your fantasy related and Hobbit Movie news.  With a growing staff of people ‘on the ground’ and around the world we can boast many exclusive and insightful stories, including the very latest in breaking news.  We provide not only the news, but the personality that makes it entertaining and informative.


Middle-earth Network Radio is the leader in providing you with live talk content, breaking news, special events and a wide range of fantasy music.  Our talk content covers our syndicated shows such as The Tolkien Professor and Father Roderick’s ‘Secrets of the Hobbit’ – as well as the very best in LOTRO MMO Gaming with our premier ‘live’ show, Casual Stroll to Mordor.


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