CfP: Joseph Smith Papers Conference, 2020

By December 9, 2019

From our friends at the Joseph Smith Papers project:

To commemorate the 2020 release of volumes 10 and 11 of the Documents series, which cover the history of Joseph Smith and the Latter-day Saints from May 1842 to February 1843, the Joseph Smith Papers Project will host the fourth annual Joseph Smith Papers Conference on September 18, 2020, in Salt Lake City, Utah. The theme for this year’s conference is “Joseph Smith’s Connections and Networks.”

Paper proposals should consist of a brief abstract (no more than 500 words) and a current CV; both should be sent to Chase Kirkham ( by February 21, 2020. Successful abstracts will include 1) an explanation of the proposed project, 2) a clear thesis statement, and 3) an explanation of how the author intends to use the Joseph Smith Papers in his or her presentation as well as what specific documents will be featured in the paper. Scholars whose proposals are accepted will be notified by March 10, 2020 and will receive advance copies of the annotated documents found in volumes 10 and 11 of the Documents series. Some travel funding will be available for graduate students and early career scholars living outside of Utah.

For more information, see the full Call for Papers here.

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