This weekend (Friday evening and Saturday) promises to be a wonderful, enlightening experience for those able to attend a conference on Women and the LDS Church, preceded by the Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture to be given by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.
Below is the information provided by the Tanner Humanities Center website, with one important emphasis added by me. Please note that while the Saturday roundtables will take place at the Fort Douglas location, Dr. Ulrich’s lecture on Friday night will be given at the Salt Lake City Main Library. The THC’s website links to a page that provides that address, but if you’re like me (and like one of the Saturday speakers whom I just alerted!), you’ve been looking only at the THC website and hadn’t realized that the events were in two different venues. What a shame it would be for anyone to miss this lecture because of a mix-up in location — please spread the word to everyone you know who is planning to come.
Women and the LDS Church: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives Conference
August 24 – 25, 2012
Fort Douglas, Officer’s Club Theater
150 S. Fort Douglas Blvd
University of Utah
FREE TO THE PUBLIC – No registration required.
Please join us for the “Women and the LDS Church” conference, August 24 – 25, 2012, co-directed by Kate Holbrook, Specialist in Women’s History in the LDS Church History Department and the 2010-2011 Eccles Mormon Studies Fellow, and Matt Bowman, Professor of History at Hampden Sydney College and alumnus of the University of Utah.
The Sterling M. McMurrin Lecture on Religion and Culture, given by Dr. Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, on Friday, August 24 will serve as the plenary address for the conference.
Note: This lecture will be given at the Salt Lake City Main Library (210 East 400 South)
On August 25, 2012, please join us for four roundtable panels:
Latter-day Saint Women and Agency: A Historical Perspective
9:00 – 10:30 AM
Susanna Morrill, Quincy Newell, Kate Holbrook, and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
Women’s Agency in the Contemporary LDS Church: Analytical Perspectives
10:45 AM – 12:15 PM
David Campbell, Mary Farrell Bednarowski, Jennifer Finlayson-Fife, and Aimee Evans Hickman
Women’s Agency in the Contemporary LDS Church: Popular Perspectives
1:30 – 3:00 PM
Neylan McBaine, Jana Riess, Jane Hafen, and Claudia Bushman
Latter-day Saint Women Outside the United States
3:15 – 4:45 PM
Mariama Kallon, Matt Heiss, Carine Decoo-Vanwelkenhuysen and Anita Sthalasayee
Women and the LDS Church Conference Sponsors
Tanner Humanities Center, University of Utah
Utah Valley University
LDS Church History Department
Charles Redd Center for Western Studies, Brigham Young University
Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship, Brigham Young University
Women’s Studies Program, Brigham Young University
American West Center, The University of Utah
Program in Religious Studies, Utah State University
Center for Women & Gender, Utah State University