Well, this week the Mormon History Association Conference will be in full swing at Springfield, Illinois. The preliminary program is here.
There has been at least one change to the schedule that you should be made aware of. The panel I’m a part of with Paul Reeve and Stan Thayne has moved to 2B, Friday 2:00 to 3:30 pm. It had been on Saturday. Presumably (we haven’t gotten any definite word), our panel switched with Chris, Ed and Mark Brown’s panel, which would place them in our old spot of 6A. So, be tuned to that and come out to see us!
The MHA folk and my panel mates were very kind in making the change as I need to fly out midday Saturday.
JI bloggers presenting are:
Stephen C. Taysom, “The Body Evil and the Body Celestial: Nineteenth-Century Shaker and Mormon Theologies of Embodiment and Sacred Foodways”
Christopher C. Jones, “The Un-gathered: The Religious Lives of Mormons in the American South, 1875-1910”
Ed Jeter, “Mormon Missionaries in Southwest Texas, 1898-1915”
Jordan Watkins, “The Great God, The ‘OverSoul,’ and Pluralistic Pantheism: Orson Pratt’s Intelligent-Matter Theory and the Gods of Emerson and James”
Ben Park, “Rational Supernaturalism: Early Mormonism and Enlightened-Romantic Rhetoric”
Stan Thayne, “Gathering the Scattered Children of Lehi: Constructions of Whiteness and Israelite Lineage in the Pacific Islands Missions”
Jared T.amez, “Believing Blood in the Borderlands: Early Mormon and Protestant Missionary Efforts on the U.S.-Mexico Border”
Matt Bowman, “An Approach to Mormon Worship, 1830-2008”