Below you will find the current program draft for our 2016 conference. Some things have changed, but this version should be relatively final now. We are looking forward to an engaging conference! . . .
Complete information available here on the “Conference” page!
Mormon Scholars in the Humanities will meet at Berkeley, CA, April 17-18. The theme is Messianicities, and we welcome papers on other topics.
Our principal guest speaker will be Lisa Marie Anderson, associate professor of German at Hunter College in New York City and author of German Expressionism and the Messianism of a Generation.
Our 2014 meeting will take place at Claremont Graduate University March 27-29.
The conference theme is narrative.
Registration $65 includes Friday and Saturday lunches and amenities
Thursday dinner $20 (optional)
Friday dinner $20 (optional)
You may pay by check if you prefer, by March 15. Make to check to MSH and send to David Paxman, 423 E 1700 N, Mapleton, UT 84664.
Hotel: To take advantage of a group rate at the Claremont Doubletree Hotel, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by March 3.
Location: Claremont Graduate University is part of Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate liberal arts colleges and two graduate institutions located in Claremont CA. Nearest airport is Ontario CA. Conference events will center on Stauffer Hall and Albrecht Auditorium, at the corner of Tenth Street and Dartmouth Ave, Claremont, CA.
Driving directions: FROM I-10 EAST OR WEST, exit Indian Hill Blvd and travel north. Turn right on Sixth St. Turn left on College Ave, then right on Tenth St.
FROM THE I-210 EAST OR WEST, exit at Baseline / Padua and travel west. Turn left on Monte Vista Ave. Turn right on Foothill Blvd. Turn left onto College Ave, then left on Tenth St.
FROM ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, take the San Bernardino Freeway (10) west to the Indian Hill Blvd. exit. Turn right onto Indian Hill Blvd. and drive north approximately 1.5 miles. Make a right turn onto Tenth Street and drive east three blocks.
Schedule: See below for the tentative schedule. We anticipate a few changes, but the overall time frame should allow you to plan.
In response to your requests, many of our participants have agreed to let us post their papers from our conference on “The Mystical,” held at Brigham Young University March 15 and 16, 2013.
Conference Theme: The Mystical
Conference Date: March 15-16, 2013
Conference Location: Provo, Utah (BYU)
Proposal Deadline: January 5, 2013
Click here to open the full Call for Papers
The sixth annual conference on May 18-19, 2012, was a great success. There were 35 presentations, including the keynote address by Darrick Hamilton of The New School. Each session included a full hour of discussion following three presentations. At the business meeting on May 19, the members in attendance elected Alan Goff as the new president of Mormon Scholars in the Humanities, William Silverman as vice president, and David Paxman as secretary/treasurer. Best wishes to our new leaders! See you next year!
So says the review on the blog, By Common Consent, of MSH member Samuel Brown’s new book, In Heaven as It Is on Earth: Joseph Smith and the Early Mormon Conquest of Death (Oxford University Press, 2011). Those who care about Mormonism cannot pass up something that “fills a lacuna in Mormon historiography that utterly shifts the ground, presenting in the process something very close to a Grand Unified Theory of Smithian Mormonism.” Sam, we already knew you were amazing. The secret’s out. Love your site, too.