Mormon History Association meeting in Calgary
For the second time in its 47-year history, the Mormon History Association is taking its annual conference to Canada — but in Calgary this time, in the western province of Alberta, where the first Mormon settlers to the country founded the town of Cardston 125 years ago.
"We met in Kingston, Ontario, in 1995," association president Richard L. Jensen noted, "and just crossing that border and getting some Canadian perspective on things, a little bit different from what you get from the Americans, was a really refreshing experience. We hope to take advantage of that again this time with some new views of things in connection with our conference theme."
That theme is "Mormonism in Its Expanding Global Context: Invitations to New Interpretation and Understanding." More than 130 scholars and students have been invited to address that theme in papers to be presented in some 50 sessions....
comments powered by Disqus
- South Dakota drops history as a high school requirement
- The Forgotten History Of 'Violent Displacement' That Helped Create The National Parks
- Gospel of Jesus’ Wife May Be Authentic, New Tests Suggest
- Architect Sought for Obama’s Presidential Library Complex
- 2016 election's leading candidates have strong Jewish family ties
- Ron Radosh plans to defend Warren Harding in a new book
- Historians tackle America’s mass incarceration problem
- Report: Russian studies in crisis
- Ken Burns: Donald Trump’s birtherism — a “politer way of saying the ‘N-word'” — proves America isn’t remotely “post-racial”
- Medievalist calls on historians to welcome pop culture