MHA Updates: Conference Program & New Website

By March 30, 2015

Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 9.29.48 AMIn case you missed it last week, the Mormon History Association unveiled two important and noteworthy things:

1. They have a new website. It looks quite spiffy, so make sure to explore it a bit. It is still obviously a work in progress, as several pages and uploads don’t seem to work, but I’m sure they will be fixed in due time.

2. There is now a lot more information about this year’s annual conference, taking place in early June in Provo. This includes a conference program which looks absolutely spectacular–perhaps the most stacked program I’ve seen. The weekend includes great plenary sessions (one by Colleen McDaniel and a presidential address by Laurel Ulrich), a number of “50th Anniversary Sessions” (including one, chaired by yours truly, on the legacy of John Brooke’s¬†Refiner’s Fire, and another on the legacy of Leonard Arrington, to name only two), and even a Gold and Green Ball. And since there are not as many pricey¬†meals as usual, you can take your money and register for some of the fantastic pre- and post-conference tours, including a women’s history tour hosted by our own Andrea Radke-Moss and Jenny Reeder. So if you haven’t already, renew your MHA membership, register for the conference, and book your hotel room.

There are, of course, too many great panels at the conference to attend them all, but if there are any that excite you, please share them in the comments.

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  1. Thanks for the rundown, Ben. That is the best-looking program?in terms of both design and content?that I?ve ever seen from MHA. Kudos to all involved.

    I?m really looking forward to the Brooke roundtable for all sorts of reasons, and I?m thrilled that he agreed to participate. I?m bummed it?s at the same time as Stapley, Joey, and Amanda?s panel on race, cosmology, and theology; Natalie and Andrea?s panel on prescriptions for LDS Women; and what looks like an incredibly important panel on ethnic identity (with papers and comment all offered by Native and/or Latin@ scholars). And that?s all just the first breakaway session!

    And I?m pleased, as always, to see so many JIers on the program. I counted 12 presentations by JIers, plus Jenny and Andrea?s tour, plus Tona deserves all sorts of recognition for her service as program co-chair.

    Comment by Christopher — March 30, 2015 @ 2:18 pm

  2. Thanks, Ben. I was equally impressed with this year’s MHA program and pre- and post-conference tours. I’m especially pleased to see so many multi-cultural panels. I’ve already registered for all the events, including Jenny Reeder and Andrea Radke-Moss’s pre-conference RS tour and the post-conference AUB and Topaz Internment Camp tour. Tona Hangen, Spencer Fluhman, Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Emily Utt, and Mike Hunter have outdone themselves!

    Comment by Barbara — March 30, 2015 @ 10:01 pm


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