Independence Hall
The Permanent Things
October 4-5, 2013
The Georgian Terrace Hotel
Atlanta, GA

Celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Russell Kirk’s The Conservative Mind

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Why Atlanta for the Permanent Things? - Bill Campbell, Secretary


7:00-9:00 Dinner

Chairman, Edwin J. Feulner, The Heritage Foundation
Welcoming Remarks by Ed Feulner and Invocation by Annette Kirk   

Edwin J. Feulner’s Introduction of Annette Kirk   

Annette Y. Kirk on Russell Kirk   

Edwin J. Feulner’s Introduction of Bradley Birzer   

Keynote Speaker, Bradley Birzer, Hillsdale College   


8:30-10:00       History and the Permanent Things: Part I, Israel to the Roman Empire

Chairman, Jeffrey Nelson, Intercollegiate Studies Institute   

David Lyle Jeffrey, Baylor University, Text    

E. Christian Kopff, University of Colorado at Boulder   

10:15-11:45    History and the Permanent Things: Part II, Renaissance, Reformation and the Enlightenment

Chairman, Ingrid A. Gregg, Earhart Foundation   

Renaissance and Reformation, R.V. Young, Editor, Modern Age, Text   

The Enlightenment, Alan Charles Kors, University of Pennsylvania


12:00-1:30    America and the Permanent Things

Chairman, Gerald Russello, Author of The Postmodern Imagination of Russell Kirk, Russello Paper   

Ralph Hancock, Brigham Young University, Hancock Paper    


1:45-3:15    How Can We Transmit the Permanent Things?

Larry P. Arnn, Hillsdale College   

Elizabeth Corey, Baylor University   

Bradley C. S. Watson, Saint Vincent College   

Michael Jordan, Hillsdale College, Jordan Paper   

3:30-5:30    Human Nature and the Permanent Things

Chairman, Bill Campbell, The Philadelphia Society,Intro Human Nature Panel   

Larry Arnhart, Northern Illinois University   

Peter Lawler, Berry University   

Brendan Foht, The New Atlantis,Foht Paper   

Sarah Beth Vosburg, Louisiana State University,Vosburg Paper