Papers and Panels on Mormonism at the 2016 Communal Studies Association in Salt Lake City

By September 19, 2016

This year’s meetings of the Communal Studies Association will be held in Salt Lake City, UT from October 5-8, 2016. Several of the papers address Mormon topics (you can see the full program here). Hope to see many of you there!

Friday, October 5

OPENING PLENARY SESSION: “Apocalyptic Anticipations: Mormon Millenarianism in the Early Years,” Grant Underwood

MORMONS, ICARIANS, & THE SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF COMMUNAL LIVING

LaJean Carruth, Church History Library, Salt Lake City, UT:
“The Necessity of Faith: Mormon Apostle John Taylor on the Success and Failure of Communal Living”

Diana Garno, Independent Scholar:
“Utopian Intersections: Communal Icarians Replace Nauvoo Mormons”

Erik Freeman, University of Connecticut:
“‘The Most Appalling Social Chaos of Modern Time’: Preaching the Mormon Apocalypse among French Romantic Socialists”

BOUNDARIES AND MILLENNIALISM IN SEPARATIST COMMUNITIES

Tim Hoxha:
“Mormon Millennialism: An Evolving Vision for a Christian Society”

MILLENNIALIST COMMUNITIES & AMERICAN INDIANS

Douglas Major, Independent Scholar:
“Mormon Millennialism among the Ute Tribe at Manti, Utah: Isaac Morley’s “Culminating Attempt at Creating a Communal Zion”

Carol Medlicott, Northern Kentucky University:
“Considering the 1805 Origins of the Shaker-Shawnee Relationship”

David Grua, Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah:
“The 1838 Cherokee Council and the Mormon War in Missouri”

COMMUNALISM & PROTESTANT MILLENNIALISM

Bradley Kime, University of Virginia:
“Mormon Communalism and Millennialism”

MORMON SACRED SPACE

Jacob Olmstead, Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah:
“Delaying the Second Coming: Saints, Sin, and the Salt Lake Temple Dedication”

Christopher Blythe, Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah:
“Mormon Fundamentalism and Apocalyptic Stories of the Salt Lake Temple”

Martha Bradley-Evans, University of Utah:
“Of Earth and Heaven: The Ecclesiastical Architecture of the Latter-day Saints”

CHILDREN & FAMILIES IN RECENT COMMUNAL GROUPS

Stephanie Griswold, San Diego State University:
“FLDS Families Facing the Fauxpocalypse: How Continued Threat of the End Times Formed Family Constructs”

RHETORIC, THEOLOGY, & REALITY IN MORMON MILLENNIALISM

Cameron Nielsen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign:
“Day of Deliverance: The Anti-polygamy Campaign and the Rhetoric of Resistance, 1874-1891”

James Williamson, Keele University:
“‘Let the Lord have a sixpence’: The Conflict between Spiritual and Temporal Concerns within Late-Nineteenth Century Mormon Utah”

Michael Marquardt, Independent Scholar:
“The End Times According to Latter-day Saint Joseph Smith Senior”

UTOPIAN SELF-SUFFICINECY AMONG THE MORMONS

Glen Leonard, Independent Scholar:
“Seeking a Mormon Utopia in Farmington, Utah, 1849-1880”

Tamora Hoskisson, Salt Lake Community College:
“‘This System Was the Private Ownership of Property’: The United Order through a Cold-War Lens

Kiersten Olson, University of Utah:
“Preparing for a New Apocalypse: The Evolution of Mormon Food Storage During the Cold War”

FORMING COMMUNITY THROUGH SCRIPTURAL INTERPRETATION

Jeremy Talmage, University of Utah:
“The New Jerusalem in the New World: A Mormon Interpretation of Revelation 21”

ZION IN THE MORMON TRADITION

Steven Olsen, Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah: “The Design of Zion: Persistence of a Mormon Utopian Ideal”

Andrew Bolton, Community of Christ: “Zion in Community of Christ – Economic Justice, Violence, and Signal Communities”

Timothy Miller, University of Kansas:
“Latter Day Saint Communitarianism: Some Lesser-Known LDS Communal Groups”

TRANSNATIONAL & INTERNATIONAL INTENTIONAL COMMUNITIES

Jacob Hickman, Brigham Young University:
“Making a Millennium through Language Practice: Hmong Efforts to Forge a Transnational Intentional Community”

Warner Woodworth, Brigham Young University:
“African Communalism Today: Social Impacts for Good”
Deborah Altus, Washburn University:

ESCHATOLOGY & THE GATHERED BODY

Jeffrey Mahas, University of Utah:
“Mormon Eschatology and the Development of a Mormon-Indian Racial Identity in the Council of Fifty”

Jeffey Turner, University of Utah:
“Crossing and Dwelling: Migrants, Bodies, and Community Formation”

Joseph Stuart, University of Utah:
“Apocalypse in Black: Blackness and the Nation of Islam’s Racial Eschatology”

INTERACTIONS & COMPARISONS BETWEEN MILLENNIAL COMMUNITIES

Bryan Monte, Amsterdam Quarterly:
“The Light Went Out, Gather Together, The End is Near/Here: Exchanges between Ohio’s Quakers, Shakers and Mormons during the LDS Church’s First, Formative Decade”

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Comments

  1. Thanks for posting this information! There are going to be lots of terrific presentations, on Mormons as well as on other communal societies. If you’re in Salt Lake, I hope you’ll consider joining us.

    Comment by Matt Grow — September 20, 2016 @ 9:26 am


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