The 2018 Annual Meeting will be held at Brigham Young University, March 23–24, 2018 in Provo, Utah. The conference theme is “Humor.”


The complete conference schedule we be placed here when available. The schedule below is tentative and subject to change.

March 22 • Pre-conference welcoming event, TBA

March 23 • 8:30 am Registration

• 9:00 am – 6:00 pm Conference Sessions
• 6:00 – 8:00 pm Banquet

March 24 • 8:00 am Business Meeting
• 9 am – 6:30 pm Conference Sessions

Sessions will be 90 minutes. Presenters should plan on 20 minute papers, with 30 minutes for questions and discussion at the end of each session.


Brigham Young University

Sessions will take place in the Joseph F. Smith Building (JFSB), in the Education in Zion auditorium and the Dean’s Conference room.

The banquet location TBA.


All those presenting a paper at the conference need to register.

Online: Register and pay the conference fee by credit card at Please register by March 1, 2018. 

By check: Checks made out to MSH may be mailed to David Paxman, 423 E 1700 N, Mapleton, UT 84664, by March 1, 2018.


Registration: All participants must register in order to present their paper.

$150 Professional/Independent Scholar (includes Friday banquet)

$125 Graduate Student (includes Friday banquet)

The conference is free and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to support MSH through a small donation to help cover the conference costs. Suggested amounts: $15 for one day, $25 for both days. Donations can be made at the conference itself.

$50 additional ticket(s) for the Friday banquet (optional)

Please note: we will be accepting donations to our MSH Graduate Student Travel Fund throughout the conference at the registration table. Donations will be awarded after the conference to qualifying graduate students. Due to regulations, we cannot accept donations via the online form at this time.


A limited number of rooms are in the process of being reserved at the Provo Marriott Residence Inn, just north of the BYU campus. More information forthcoming.


For those flying into the Salt Lake City International Airport, there are a variety of transportation options available, including rental cars, taxis, shuttles, and, through public transportation, FrontRunner.