Welcome!

The Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal continues in the work of American writer and thinker Russell Kirk (1918–1994) through a variety of publications, seminars, and residential fellowships.

The survival of any culture, or of the material fabric of civilization, requires vigorous imagination and readiness to sacrifice. By dullness and complacency are intellectual and social orders undone.

Russell Kirk

Highlights

Historical Marker Project

In preparation for the upcoming centennial of the birth of Russell Kirk, we are pleased to announce a small campaign to fund a historical marker in his birthplace of Plymouth, Michigan. For more details and to participate, please visit the GoFundMe campaign site. The project is being coordinated by Bart Smith, a former Wilbur Fellow.

Jul 2017

American Chesterton Society Conference

We commend to our friends the upcoming conference of the American Chesterton Society, to be held this year in Colorado Springs from July 27–29. Fr. James V. Schall is among this year’s presenters.

Jun 2017

Spring Newsletter

Newsletter coverThe Spring 2017 Permanent Things Newsletter is now available, featuring a fresh design and news about recent events and publications from the Kirk Center and other friends. Among the highlights is a lecture this spring by Sir Roger Scruton at Villanova University, sponsored by the ISI Russell Kirk Society at Villanova.

Jun 2017

Featured video

A panel at the 2015 annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature, with Jon Lauck as moderator and presentations from Gleaves Whitney, James Person, and James Seaton.