Mormon History Association Conference
- 28 June - 1 July 2012
The 47th annual conference of the Mormon History Association will be held for the first time ever in Calgary, Alberta at the MacEwan Conference and Events Centre of the University of Calgary from June 28 to July 1. The year 2012 marks the 125th anniversary of the establishment of the first Mormon settlement on Lee’s Creek (later Cardston) in southern Alberta by Charles Ora Card and the 145th anniversary of Canadian Confederation. The Mormon History Association is an independent non-profit organization devoted to the study of all aspects of the Mormon past and strives to be the pre-eminent catalyst and forum worldwide for encouraging the scholarly study of Mormon history. The theme of the conference is “Mormonism in its expanding global context: Invitations to new interpretation and understanding”. Guest speakers and presenters include: Lynna A. Rosenvall, Professor Emeritus of Geography from the University of Calgary; Ron K. Esplin and Richard Bushmen on The Joseph Smith Papers Project; and The Tanner Lecture by a non-Mormon scholar, David B. Marshall, Associate Professor of History at the University of Calgary. Elder Marlin K. Jensen, LDS Church Historian and Recorder, will speak at the closing Sunday devotional. The Conference will also include two breakfast events, two luncheons, an awards banquet and closing reception.
For more information and how to register by June 15, see: mormonhistoryassociation.org.