The first issue of the Journal of Mormon History this year is a special volume in honor of the Mormon History Association’s 50th anniversary. It is guest-edited by Spencer Fluhman and Douglas Alder, and includes reflections on the past half-decade, a number of smart and provocative essays demonstrating the vibrancy of the field, and predictions concerning where Mormon history may go from here.
Like any junior academic, we here at the JI love prognosticating on the field. We also love celebrating, assessing, and critiquing our beloved Mormon history community. So we are going to spend the next few weeks engaging this fantastic issue and its thoughtful articles. For those who don’t have their issue yet*, here is a picture of the Table of Contents:
We hope you’ll read along with us. This should be a lot of fun.
*We are aware that some technical issues have delayed MHA’s new website, which will host digital access to the journal. We were holding off on doing this roundtable until the digital copy was available (originally slated for late January), but we didn’t want to keep putting it off. We also know that not everyone has received their issue yet. We hope both these issues will be resolved soon. But until then, just take my word for it that this is a great issue!