Richard Bushman on Mormon Scholarship

Mormon Times has published two stories, one by Emily W. Jensen, the other by Kristine Frederickson, on Richard Bushman’s remarks at a recent symposium held in his honor. According to the stories, Brother Bushman says that we are now in a golden age of Mormon historical scholarship and that we are moving towards an age of Mormon cultural power.

Mormon Scholars in the Humanities is proud to have Brother Bushman among its founding members. Here are some tributes to Richard from the symposium:


MSH Returning to Southern Virginia in 2012

MainHallMormon Scholars in the Humanities will hold its next conference May 18–19, 2012, at Southern Virginia University in Buena Vista, Virginia. Located in the historic Shenandoah Valley, Southern Virginia last hosted the MSH conference to great acclaim in May 2008. Sessions will be held in the Ballroom and Stonemetz Conference Room of Main Hall (pictured left). Accommodations will be provided for the nights of May 17–20 in the Lofts, a new campus residence hall. They may also be arranged at one of several local hotels. Those driving may find directions here. Those flying are encouraged to use the Roanoke Regional Airport, which is 50 miles south of Buena Vista. The call for papers, conference registration form and presentation proposal form are on-line at

MSH 2012 Program

Review of George Handley’s New Book

51t90vBR0uLMembers will want to read Richard Cracroft’s complimentary review of our own George Handley’s new book Home Waters: A Year of Recompenses on the Provo River Cracroft says, “Tracking the Provo River from its Uinta headwaters through Provo to Utah Lake, Handley follows Walden’s seasonal organization as he seeks links between the ugly, cement-and-wire attack on nature and the natural and spiritual renewal afforded by the primeval wilderness… You’ll enjoy this masterful book, which is destined to become a classic in Latter-day Saint studies.” Congrats, George!