Featured Hillsdale Lecturers

The Fireside Lecture Series features expert Hillsdale College professors speaking on some of their favorite topics, to which they’ve each dedicated years of study. The series provides exclusive opportunities for educational sessions, group discussions, and one-on-one conversations with faculty members in an intimate, relaxed setting.

At Bethlehem and Beyond

Christmas: The Season of Advent

December 1-3, 2023

Prof. Don Westblade, Assistant Professor of Religion at Hillsdale College

Journalism in America

Christmas: The Birth of the Messiah

December 8-10, 2023 (FULL)

Dr. Ken Calvert, Professor of History at Hillsdale College

Russell Kirk and T.S. Eliot: Great Minds

The Three Great Twentieth Century Wars

January 26-28, 2024

Tom Conner, Professor Emeritus of History

Russell Kirk and T.S. Eliot: Great Minds

C.S. Lewis, Ray Bradbury, and Aldous Huxley

February 16-18, 2024

Dr. Brad Birzer, Professor of History  at Hillsdale College

Preparing for Easter

A Lighthearted Look at American Agrarian Literature and Story Telling

March 15-17, 2024

Dr. Jason Peters, Associate Professor of English at Hillsdale College

Fables, Folk Tales, and Fairy Tales

Ancient Rome’s Preparation for the Gospel

April 5-7, 2024

Dr. Ken Calvert, Professor of History at Hillsdale College

World War I and World War IIWorld War I and World War II

The Hidden Beauty and Order in Nature: a Perspective from Physics

April 26-28, 2024

Paul T. Hosmer, Associate Professor of Physics

World War I and World War IIWorld War I and World War II

The Journalism and Novels of George Orwell: Hero of Hope

May 3-5, 2024

John Miller, director of the Herbert H. Dow II Program in American Journalism at Hillsdale College


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Hillsdale College

Founded in 1844, Hillsdale College is an independent institution of higher learning in Hillsdale, Michigan, dedicated to teaching the liberal arts. The College is convinced that these arts are the best preparation for meeting the challenges of modern life and that they offer to all people of all backgrounds not only an important body of knowledge, but also timeless truths about the human condition.