Lecture Announcement: David Holland at BYU

By September 21, 2011

From our good friend Rachel Cope:

The Department of Church History and Doctrine at Brigham Young University is hosting a talk titled, “Prophet of Doom, Apostle of Hope: Slavery, Marriage and an Antebellum Search for Authority,” by visiting Scholar David Holland on Thursday, Sept 29, at 7:00 pm. It will be held in W111 Benson. All are invited to attend.

Holland’s recent book, Sacred Borders has received great praise, both from the ‘nacle and the broader academic community. Holland, who teaches history at UNLV, is a rising young scholar in American intellectual, religious, and cultural history. He is also the dissertation advisor of (at least in spirit) JI contributor Jordan Watkins. His (somewhat dated) C.V. is found here.

I hope it gets good attendance, and I wish I could attend!

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  1. Is he related to Matt Holland at UVU?

    Comment by Chris H. — September 21, 2011 @ 12:02 pm

  2. I think they are brothers.

    Comment by JohnE — September 21, 2011 @ 12:16 pm

  3. Looks like it. Their research at very much related as well. Of course, their father had a Ph.D in American Studies. Cool.

    Comment by Chris H. — September 21, 2011 @ 12:24 pm

  4. Yes, Matt is his older brother

    Comment by SC Taysom — September 21, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

  5. the dissertation advisor of (at least in spirit) JI contributor Jordan Watkins

    To Jordan, the most spiritual contributor to the JI!

    All joking aside, this looks like a great presentation.

    Comment by David G. — September 21, 2011 @ 4:18 pm

  6. So, who is Holland calling the “Prophet of Doom, Apostle of Hope?”

    Comment by Kent Larsen — September 23, 2011 @ 8:51 am

  7. Couldn’t go, due to P-T Conference. If anyone went, I would love to hear about it.

    Comment by Mark Ashurst-McGee — September 23, 2011 @ 9:59 am

  8. He is looking at The Scarlet Letter and Uncle Tom’s Cabin. And it is this coming Thursday!

    Comment by Rachel — September 24, 2011 @ 3:10 pm


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