This is our 18th annual conference held on Saturday, April 2nd at the UVM campus. The theme is Tolkien’s Histories and the Idea of History in Middle-earth. Possibilities include theories of history, the placement of Tolkien himself within historical discourse, the impact of European historical events, the influence of ancient and medieval histories, the play of genre, the history of sexuality, of race, of gender, of science, of religion, the histories within Tolkien's legendarium and in cinematic adaptations, and much more. Submitted abstracts need not be on the theme; all will be considered. Our keynote will be delivered by Dr. Gergely Nagy. There will be a virtuql component to this conference, and we will accept virtual delivery.