Upcoming Events

ISI Student Seminar

October 17, 9:30 – 3:30
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

25th Anniversary Virtual Gala

October 21, 7 – 8 p.m.
Live-stream event celebrating the Russell Kirk Center’s 25th anniversary featuring:
a walking tour of Dr. Kirk’s library, a talk by historian George Nash, and a toast of Kirk’s creation called “Mecosta Fruit Punch.”
All invited; register here.
From the Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

Hillsdale Collegiate Scholars Seminar

October 22 – 25
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

Past Events

"Russell Kirk on Nation, Empire, and Local Places"

July 21
Michigan public policy interns’ seminar
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

"Conservatism at the Crossroads"

June 20, 12 – 5:00 p.m. – POSTPONED
Dr. George Nash to speak
Open to the public; registration required.
A registration link will be available on this page once a new date for this seminar has been confirmed.
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

Online Reading Group of Kirk's Concise Guide to Conservatism

April 20, 8 – 9 p.m., recurring on Mondays through June 8
Dr. Jason Jewell to introduce and lead the discussion
Registration via email 

"Should Hamilton Get a Bad Rap? Republic, Empire, and the Constitution"

February 22
Northwood University student seminar
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

“From Statesmanship to Poetry” Seminar

November 22 – 24
Hope College and Northwood University Students
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

"Literature and the American College" Seminar

November 14 – 16
Hillsdale College Honors Students 
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

University Bookman Reviewers Gathering

November 7, 6 – 9 p.m.
Reviewers gather with editor Gerald Russello
New York, New York

Release Date for Kirk's "Old House of Fear"

October 29
A new edition of Russell Kirk’s first novel, Old House of Fear, is forthcoming from Criterion Books,
with an introduction on Kirk’s fiction by James Panero, executive editor of The New Criterion.
New York, New York

Society for Law and Culture Gathering

October 21
Attorneys, judges, and law professors
Grand Rapids, MI

"Dystopian Literature and the Moral Imagination"

October 5 – 8
Students from the McConnell Center, The University of Louisville
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

"Burke and Kirk in Modern Japan"

September 7, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Hiro Aida, professor, journalist, and translator of The Conservative Mind into Japanese, will compare conservatism in Japan with Anglo-American conservatism. Luncheon and discussion will follow his lecture. 
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

"The Conservative Mind" Seminar

June 13 – 16 
Faulkner University graduate students
The Kirk Center, Mecosta, MI

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