Here are details on a few events over the next couple weeks in Provo and Salt Lake City.
“Saints, and Other Western Wonders”
Date: Thursday, Oct 10, 2019
Time: 11 am
Location: Karl G. Maeser Building Auditorium, Brigham Young University
Dr. David Walker will draw from his new book, Railroad Religion: Mormons, Tourists, and the Corporate Spirit of the West and discuss how the transcontinental railroad era mainlined the church. You can find more details here.
2019 Joseph Smith Papers Conference
Date: Friday, Oct 11, 2019
Time: 8 am-5 pm
Location: Conference Center Theater, Salt Lake City
The theme of this year’s conference is “Joseph Smith’s Expanding Visions and the Practical Realities of Establishing Nauvoo.” Papers will be based on sources found in volumes 7, 8, and 9 of the Documents series. You can find more details about the conference here. And the conference schedule and presenter information here.
“Afflicting the Comfortable: Jane James, American Racism, and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”
Date: Oct 18, 2019
Time: 11 am
Location: Education in Zion Theater (JFSB), Brigham Young University
Dr. Quincy D. Newell will discuss a few important moments in James’s life and use them to explore how James’s racial identity made her religious experience fundamentally different from that of white Latter-day Saints. You can find more details here.