Mormonism in Religious Studies Workshop

By May 15, 2016

This year, Kris W. and I are running a workshop on Mormonism in Religious Studies (which embraces the methodologies of history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, etc.). We will meet at the University of Utah on Tuesday, June 7, from 9 AM to 5 PM. We will congregate in Room 351 of the Carolyn Tanner Irish Humanities Center. There is parking close by ($) but the building is also accessible by Trax or UTA bus routes.

As a participant, you will be responsible for “presenting” a colleague’s paper to the rest of the group. You will be responsible for introducing the paper to the group and assessing the paper’s strengths and weaknesses (5 minutes or less). You will then lead a discussion on the paper for 20-30 minutes.

Participants should submit a paper to their readers by May 27th, 2016 by 11:59 PM. The papers can be up to 10,000 words, including footnotes. Your submission could be anything from a blog post to a book or dissertation chapter. It is expected that each participant will read each other participant’s paper and make comments for the benefit of the author, either in track changes or by hand.

We will also discuss trends in “Mormon Studies,” or as I prefer to think of it, the study of Mormonism within an academic framework, often using the tools of religious studies. As a part of that discussion, we will read:

Dr. Richard Bushman

Dr. Richard Bushman

shipps

Dr. Jan Shipps

Dr. Stephen Taysom

Dr. Stephen Taysom

Many participants will have read these articles before, but Kris and I feel that they will allow us to have an informative and engaging conversation.

Please let Kris or I know if you would like to attend by e-mail, joseph dot stuart at utah dot edu. We hope to make the workshop an annual tradition–please send a note if you’d like to be included in the future.

 

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Comments

  1. Looking forward to it!

    Comment by Jeff T — May 15, 2016 @ 2:33 pm

  2. So how did this go?

    Comment by SC Taysom — June 20, 2016 @ 9:49 pm

  3. Kris and I were really pleased. 5 papers that I think will ultimately will be published/dissertated at some point!

    Comment by J Stuart — June 21, 2016 @ 8:10 am

  4. I’ll add my two cents as an observer. Everyone should make the time to attend the next one Joseph convenes, if only as an observer. I can’t remember the last time I felt as intellectually engaged and stimulated.

    Comment by Gary Bergera — June 21, 2016 @ 8:24 am


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