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
?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?