Positioning Mormonism Conference

Positioning Mormonism in Religious Studies and American History

School of Religion

Claremont Graduate University

24-26 October 2004

 

Sunday 24 October 2004, 7 pm--Seaver Theatre, Pomona College

Public Lecture - “Is this safe?  Mormon history and the secular academy,” Grant Underwood, Brigham Young University

 

Monday, 25 October 2004, 9 am--Albrecht Auditorium, CGU

Welcome: Karen J. Torjesen, Dean, School of Religion, CGU

 

Session I: “Positioning Mormonism in Religious Studies”

Presider:  Karen J. Torjesen

Lecture: Kathleen Flake, Vanderbilt University 9:10-10 am

Responses: Zayn Kassam (Pomona College); Gary Gilbert (Claremont McKenna College); Ivan Strenski (UC Riverside) 10:15-11 am

Discussion:  11-11:30 am

Break-out Groups (optional):  11:30-12:30 

 

2 pm--Albrecht Auditorium, CGU

Session II:The Book of Mormon in Literary and Cultural Studies”

Presider:  Janet Farrell Brodie

Lecture: Terryl Givens, University of Richmond 2-2:50 pm

Responses:  Vincent Wimbush (Claremont Graduate University); Marvin Sweeney (Claremont Graduate University & Claremont School of Theology); Robert DeChaine (Claremont Graduate University) 3-3:45

Discussion:  3:45-4:15 pm

Break-out Groups (optional):  4:15-5:15 pm 

 

7:30 pm--Albrecht Auditorium, CGU

Session III: "Studying the Saints: Resources for Mormon history at the Huntington Library”

Presider:  Lori Anne Ferrell

Lecture:  Peter J. Blodgett, H. Russell Smith Foundation Curator of Western American Manuscripts, The Huntington Library, San Marino, CA

 

 Tuesday, 26 October 2004, 9 am--Albrecht Auditorium, CGU

Session IV: “Positioning Mormonism in American Religious History”

Presider:  Ann Taves

Lecture: Philip Barlow, Hanover College 9-9:50 am

Responses: Catherine L. Albanese (UC Santa Barbara); Gaston Espinoza (Claremont McKenna); Robert Ellwood (Emeritus, USC) 10-10:45

Discussion:  11-11:30 am

Break-out Groups (optional):  11:30-12:30

 

2 pm--Albrecht Auditorium, CGU

Session V: “Positioning Mormonism in Women’s Studies and Western History”

Presider:  Vincent Wimbush

Lecture: Kathryn Daynes, History, Brigham Young University 2-2:50 pm

Responses: William Deverell (USC), Janet Brodie (Claremont Graduate University); Sara Patterson (Claremont Graduate University) 3-3:45

Discussion:  3:45-4:15 pm

 

immediately following Session V--Albrecht Auditorium, CGU

Closing Comments: “New Directions for Mormon Studies in the Secular University,” Ann Taves (Claremont Graduate University & Claremont School of Theology)

 

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(Please note there is no fee for this conference but registration is requested to ensure adequate space for participants.  Thank you.)

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