AuthorCast #37: This Month in Mormon Studies January 18 2017


Join co-hosts Brian Whitney (Greg Kofford Books) and Brandt Malone (Mormon News Report) in this lively look at the latest happenings in the field of Mormon studies, including news, blogs, new book releases, and events from the past month!


In the News

Sunday School Supplement on Mormon Women Project

JSP “Firsthand Accounts of the First Vision” video

Ordain Women “Where We Stand” documentary

“Understanding Church History by Study and by Faith” in Ensign

Passing of B. Carmon Hardy


On the Blogs

Previewing 2017: Looking Ahead to Forthcoming Books in Mormon History” by Ben Park

Year in Review ... 1975, That Is” by Tona H

A Note of Discord? The Mormon Tabernacle Choir at Trump's Inauguration” by Joseph Stuart

“What is 'Early' Mormon History?” by Christopher

George Q. Cannon Journals” by Richard Dilworth Rust

Scripture and Historical Context: A Contemporary Example” by Nathaniel Givens

Look Back at 2016 With the Tarefic Wheaties Awards”



Maxwell Institute Podcast: Standing Apart, or Reconsidering the 'Great Apostasy,'” featuring Miranda Wilcox and John Young

Year of Polygamy: Married to Warren Jeffs”

LDS Perspectives Podcast: Curriculum and Correlation with David B. Marsh”


Recent Book Releases 

Joseph Smith Papers, Joseph Smith's Revelations: A Doctrine and Covenants Study Companion from the Joseph Smith Papers e-book (Church Historian's Press)

Janiece Johnson and Jenny Reeder, The Witness of Women: Firsthand Experiences and Testimonies from the Restoration (Deseret Book Company)


Book Reviews by Brandt

Holly Welker, ed., Baring Witness: 36 Mormon Women Talk Candidly about Love, Sex, and Marriage

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835–1870 (Knopf)


Recent and Upcoming Events

Utah Valley Historical Society explores impact of the former RLDS Church in Utah

"Enamored but Ambivalent: Mormonism and 20th Century New Media" lecture at University of Utah


Call for Papers/Applications 

Marlin K Jensen Mormon Studies and Artist in Residence Program at University of Utah

2018 Church History Symposium




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