Mormon Studies Weekly Roundup

By July 6, 2014


We’re back with another weekly roundup of links from the world of Mormon Studies. Let’s jump into it:

Alex Beam’s examination of Joseph Smith’s murder continues to garner attention. Check out the Salt Lake Tribune‘s coverage, including Peggy Fletcher Stack’s write up and Jennifer Napier-Pierce’s video interview with the author at Trib Talk.

In other news, the LDS Church History Library celebrated Canada Day by posting this fantastic souvenir card from the dedication of the Cardston Temple on their facebook page. Moving even further beyond U.S. borders, Al Jazeera America examined “The rise of Mormons and Jehovah’s Witnesses in the Caucasus.” It’s a fascinating read, and might provide some fodder for researchers interested in digging further. 

A couple of recommended reads from the blogosphere. At By Common Consent, Russell Arben Fox reviews BYU history professor Craig Harline’s memoir of life as a missionary, recently published by noted Christian publisher Wm. B. Eerdman’s. Over at Religion in American History, Art Remilliard posted links to a couple dozen podcasts and audio interviews on various aspects of American religious history, including our very own Matt Bowman’s 2012 interview at To the Best of Our Knowledge.

We’ll wrap things up this week with two conference announcements: Thanks to Ardis Parshall at Keepapitchinin, I was reminded of what promises to be a spectacular symposium sponsored by the Mormon Women’s History Initiative honoring the life and work of Claudia Bushman. Participants include our own Jenny Reeder, Andrea Radke-Moss, and Robin Jensen, along with close friends and guest bloggers Kristine Haglund, Brittany Chapman, Susanna Morrill, and Patrick Mason — mark your calendars for August 9, and get down to UVU! Finally, for our Midwestern Mormon readers, the John Whitmer Historical Association has published their most recent newsletter, which includes, among other things, a preliminary program of the annual meeting, scheduled for September 25-29 in Lamoni, Iowa.

Sometimes being stuck on the East Coast really sucks.

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  1. Thanks, Christopher.

    Comment by Saskia — July 6, 2014 @ 11:04 am

  2. I just found out I’ll be able to attend the women’s history symposium, or at least the first half of it, so I’m thrilled. I’ll bring an entire notebook to fill up with the wise words sure to be shared!

    Comment by Ben P — July 6, 2014 @ 2:47 pm

  3. Thanks for the update-

    I wish I could go on August 9; should be an insightful conference.

    JWHA looks great this year! “Can communalism really work?” “Communitarian Villages of the Latter Day Restoration”

    It should be a fun couple of months.

    Comment by Jeff C — July 6, 2014 @ 2:55 pm


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