Conference Announcement: Women and the LDS Church

By May 30, 2012

Women and the LDS Church: Historical
and Contemporary Perspectives Conference
August 24 – 25, 2012

Fort Douglas, Officer’s Club Theater
150 S. Fort Douglas Blvd
University of Utah

Please join us for the “Women and the LDS Church” conference, August 24 – 25, 2012, co-directed by Kate Holbrook, Specialist in Women’s History in the LDS Church History Department and the 2010-2011 Eccles Mormon Studies Fellow, and Matt Bowman, Professor of History at Hampden Sydney College and alumnus of the University of Utah.

The Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture on Religion and Culture, given by Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, on Friday, August 24 will serve as the plenary address for the conference. On August 25, 2012, please join us for four roundtable panels:

Latter-day Saint Women and Agency:
A Historical Perspective

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Susanna Morrill, Quincy Newell,

Kate Holbrook, and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

Women’s Agency in the Contemporary
LDS Church: Analytical Perspectives

10:45 AM – 12:15 PM

David Campbell, Mary Farrell Bednarowski,

Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, and Aimee Evans Hickman

Women’s Agency in the Contemporary
LDS Church: Popular Perspectives

1:30 – 3:00 PM

Neylan McBaine, Jana Riess,

Jane Hafen, and Claudia Bushman

Latter-day Saint Women
Outside the United States

3:15 – 4:45 PM

Judith Dushku, Matt Heiss,

Carine Decoo-Vanwelkenhuysen,

and Eva Roth

Women and the LDS Church Conference Sponsors

Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah

LDS Church History Department

The Program in Religious Studies, Utah State University

The Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History & Culture, Utah State University

The Center for Women & Gender, Utah State University

Utah Valley University

Utah State Historical Association

American West Center, University of Utah

Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University

Women’s Studies Program, Brigham Young University

Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University

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  1. What a fantastic lineup. This looks wonderful. Well done, Matt and Kate.

    Comment by Christopher — May 30, 2012 @ 11:28 pm

  2. So excited for this.

    Comment by Ben P — May 31, 2012 @ 7:19 am


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