Claremont Conference: What Is Mormon Studies?


The Claremont Mormon Studies Student Association is holding its Spring 2010 Conference on April 23 and 24 on the theme What Is Mormon Studies? Transdisciplinary Inquiries into an Emerging Field.

The Conference line-up is as follows:

Keynote Address

  • Jan Shipps – Indiana University-Purdue University

Critical Approaches to Mormon Studies

  • Loyd Ericson – “Where is the Mormon in Mormon Studies?  Subject, Method, Object”
  • Cheryl L. Bruno – “Mormon History from the Kitchen Window: White is the Field in Essentialist Feminism”
  • Blair Van Dyke – “How Wide the Divide? The Absence of Conversation between Mormon Studies and Mormon Mainstream”
  • Christopher C. Smith – “What Hath Oxford to do with Salt Lake?”

Challenges Facing Mormon Studies

  • Adam S. Miller – “A Manifesto for Mormon theology”
  • Jacob Rennaker – “Through a Glass, Darkly? Biblical Studies, Mormon Studies, Parallels, and Problems”
  • Greg Kofford – “Publishing Mormon Studies: Inside Looking Out”

Scholar Panel

  • Brian Birch  – Utah Valley University
  • J. Spencer Fluhman – Brigham Young University
  • Armand L. Mauss – Claremont Graduate University

Concluding Remarks

  • Richard Bushman – Claremont Graduate University

For more information see the Claremont Mormon Studies website.