News, Announcements, and Events

Tol Brandir, by Ted Nasmith

Welcome to the Mythgard Institute’s News page. If you already know what you are looking for, you can use the provided links. If you just want to see what is going on in the Mythgard Institute, scroll down to see all of our recent news!

The Signum Eagle takes flight

The Signum Eagle, a new monthly newsletter to help you stay connected with the activities of Signumites and Mythgardians across the many realms, is now available. Check out the inaugural July issue, which focuses on the many conventions and conferences Signum students and faculty will be attending.

CFP: Tolkien Day @ The Ohio State U.

A two-day event on February 20-21, 2015, sponsored and produced by The Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at the Ohio State University in Columbus, OH is intended as a means to bring together faculty, graduate students, undergraduates, and local communities to explore, celebrate, and critique the diverse historical and cultural themes that relate to The […]

Companions in Fantasy

Lewis & Tolkien Banner

Discover the worlds of Lewis & Tolkien.

Science Fiction, Part I

Science Fiction, Part I

Strap in and explore the beginnings of the genre.

Fantasy Before Tolkien

Roots of the Mountain

Travel to the Roots of the Mountain this Fall.

Riddles in the Dark Supererogatory V

Audio episode Great listener ideas for the Battle of Dol Guldur and related topics. Here is the link to the photo that was talked about.   Conudrum 3.09: Will Elrond show up in person for the Battle of Dol Guldur? Corey: Y Trish: Y Audience: Yes  73%     No  27%   Conundrum 3.10: Will the Witch […]

Riddles in the Dark 3.12: The Battle of Five Armies, Part 2

Audio Episode Special Note: Between ~Minute 18 and ~Minute 43, Corey, Dave, and Trish detoured from the main topic into a consideration of fantasy genres, and did a lot of Tolkien/GrrMartin comparison. Pretty good food for thought…   Which Erebor Dwarves will live and which will die in BoFA? A) Thorin, Fili, Kili (book answer) […]

Mythmoot II Proceedings Now Available

Mythmoot II was the first time we had paper sessions at the conference. The range and variety of scholarship that the presenters brought to the event was impressive. Presenters were invited to submit their presentations in writing to Mythgard in order to publish proceedings from Mythmoot II. And that objective has now become a reality. […]

Free Course on Dune


Bring your stillsuit: Mythgard Academy heads to Arrakis.

Call for Papers: Mythmoot III

Mythmoot III: Ever On… Baltimore, MD • January 10-11, 2015 Send proposal Submissions (250-500 words) to Deadline for proposal submissions: August 31, 2014 Notification of acceptance: September 30, 2014 Mythmoot is a celebration and conference of the Signum University’s Mythgard Institute. The first two Mythmoots were held in 2012 and 2013 in Baltimore, Maryland. […]