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Mormon History Association Annual Conference, 2011

By: Ardis E. Parshall - May 23, 2011

This is the week MHA members look forward to all year long! The annual meeting will be held later this week in Saint George, Utah. Members will hear speeches on Mormon historical topics from some of the best historians – both LDS and guest scholars – and will listen to papers on cutting edge Mormon history topics. There will be pre- and post-conference tours, meetings held over breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and plenty of time for private conversations and networking.

A number of Bloggernacle regulars will be delivering papers. The preliminary conference program (the only version online, alas) can be viewed here (pdf). This is the year that Bill MacKinnon, one of Keepa’s friends, has served as MHA President – he has overseen arrangements for the conference and is scheduled to deliver his Presidential Address (in which, I have reason to know, he will announce two significant discoveries in Utah War research).

Several people who are scheduled to deliver papers at the conference have kindly agreed to provide guest posts to Keepa. These include full posts drawn from some papers, and some abstracts and teasers that will give you a taste of what will be available to those who come to their sessions.

I’ll be posting these guest posts – in addition to regular Keepa posts – several times a day during the first part of the week. See what you have to look forward to … or what you’ll be missing.



  1. Why don’t you rub it in a little bit more! :)

    Comment by Ben Park — May 23, 2011 @ 9:31 am

  2. See y’all in St. George later this week!

    Comment by Kevin Barney — May 23, 2011 @ 9:33 am

  3. I loved going last year. I am sad I couldn’t pull it off this year.

    Comment by Bruce Crow — May 23, 2011 @ 9:34 am

  4. Thanks, but I still feel bad I’m not there.

    Comment by Mina — May 23, 2011 @ 9:54 am

  5. I’m looking forward to it. See you there, Ardis.

    Comment by Christopher — May 23, 2011 @ 10:53 am

  6. I’m there too, my first MHA.

    Comment by kevinf — May 23, 2011 @ 12:33 pm

  7. kevinf (anybody, actually), if the spirit moves you to do a guest post in a week about your first attendance at MHA, it would be very welcome.

    Comment by Ardis E. Parshall — May 23, 2011 @ 12:39 pm

  8. If I’m not too starstuck, I’ll try to take some notes. Looking forward to the fun!

    Comment by kevinf — May 23, 2011 @ 12:53 pm

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