Claremont Conference Program: What is Mormon Studies? 23-24 April, 2010

By April 6, 2010

Hot off the press. (Or, passed along from JI’s friend Jacob B.) This looks fantastic.

What is Mormon Studies?

Transdisciplinary Inquiries into an Emerging Field

Claremont Mormon Studies Student Association

Spring 2010 Conference

Friday, April 23

Plenary Lecture

Jan Shipps, Indiana University-Purdue University, Indianapolis

Saturday, April 24

9:00 am Morning Session

Critical Approaches to Mormon Studies

Loyd Ericson

“Where is the Mormon in Mormon Studies? Subject, Method, Object”

Cheryl L. Bruno

“Mormon History from the Kitchen Window: White is the Field in Essentialist Feminism”

Blair Van Dyke

“How Wide the Divide? The Absence of Conversation between Mormon Studies and Mormon Mainstream”

Christopher C. Smith

“What Hath Oxford to do with Salt Lake?”

1:00 PM Afternoon Session

Challenges Facing Mormon Studies

Adam S. Miller

“A Manifesto for Mormon Theology”

Jacob Rennaker

“Through a Glass, Darkly? Biblical Studies, Mormon Studies, Parallels, and Problems”

Greg Kofford

“Publishing Mormon Studies: Inside Looking Out”

4:00 PM Evening Session

Scholarly Panel

Brian Birch, Utah Valley University

J. Spencer Fluhman, Brigham Young University

Armand L. Mauss, Claremont Graduate University

6:30 PM Concluding Remarks

Richard Bushman, Claremont Graduate University

Article filed under Announcements and Events


  1. This looks great–I get to go trolling for papers, and I’m really excited!

    Comment by Kristine — April 6, 2010 @ 4:34 pm

  2. Looks good, wish I could go!

    Comment by Jared T — April 6, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

  3. Where is this going to be held?

    Comment by Nate — April 6, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

  4. @Nate

    At Claremont Graduate University, Albrecht Auditorium in Stauffer Hall, 9th and Dartmouth.

    Comment by Dave — April 6, 2010 @ 6:57 pm

  5. Very Cool. I need a better travel budget.

    Comment by Chris Henrichsen — April 6, 2010 @ 7:23 pm

  6. Also, the Friday evening lecture by Jan Shipps is at 7:00 p.m.

    Comment by Dave — April 6, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

  7. Thanks for those additions, Dave. I tried to just upload their program, but my computer was acting up, so I just attempted copying all the information. Obviously I left some things out…

    Comment by Ben — April 7, 2010 @ 3:05 am

  8. It is a real shame that we do not have all these events over here in the UK. We have EMSA but even that is travelling across countries.

    I think this sounds like an excellent programme.

    Comment by Aaron R. — April 7, 2010 @ 5:21 am

  9. […] This last Friday and Saturday (April 23-24, 2010) the Claremont Mormon Studies Student Association held our biennial student conference at Claremont Graduate University. This year’s theme: What is Mormon Studies? […]

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