Chair Lectures and Activities

Mormonism: The Most American Religion (feat. McKay Coppins & Kathleen Flake):
Season 2, Episode 8

February 6, 2021

Hosted by Stephen Betts.

Today on Scholars & Saints, we’re chatting with McKay Coppins, a Latter-day Saint journalist who has covered American politics for Newsweek,…


Mormons & Secularism (feat. Peter Coviello & Kathleen Flake):
Season 2, Episode 5

January 5, 2021

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

On this episode of Scholars & Saints, we’re chatting about Mormons and secularism. In his recent book Make Yourselves Gods: Mormons…


Mormons & American Politics (feat. David Campbell & Kathleen Flake):
Season 1, Episode 3

October 12, 2020

Hosted by Stephen Betts. 

From the early days of Joseph Smith’s religious movement, Mormons have creatively navigated tensions with American culture and government through political…


Postponed – The First Vision, Then and Now: A Bicentennial Observance

March 20, 2020

The “The First Vision, Then and Now: A Bicentennial Observance” is postponed and the date is to be determined. More information will be forthcoming.



Scripture and Literature in the Nineteenth-Century United States

March 6, 2020

“Scripture and Literature in the Nineteenth-Century United States”, is an interdisciplinary symposium to be held at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland,…


J. Reuben Clark Law Society 2020 Annual Conference

February 28, 2020

Kathleen Flake will speak at the Annual Conference of the. J. Reuben Clark Law Society, held February 27-29, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona at ASU’s…


The First Vision of Joseph Smith, Jr.: 200 Years On

January 24, 2020

“The First Vision of Joseph Smith, Jr: 200 Years On”, is a two-day conference to be held at The Huntington Library in…


American Academy of Religion Presentation

November 23, 2019

Kathleen Flake, the Richard Lyman Bushman Professor of Mormon Studies at the University of Virginia, will give a presentation at the American Academy of…


Workshop: Scripture and Romance Literature in 19th Century United States

June 12, 2019

Several scholars of literary and religious texts met at the University of Virginia in mid-June to discuss the co-constitution of literature and scripture in…


’Civil Religion’ Fifty Years Later

February 13, 2018

At Fordham University’s Center on Religion and Culture, Professor Flake delivered a paper entitled “’Civil Religion’ Fifty Years Later.”

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