Chair Lectures and Activities

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…


The First Vision, Then and Now: A Bicentennial Observance

April 19, 2020

“The First Vision, Then and Now: A Bicentennial Observance” is a fireside to be held on April 19, 2020 in Northern Virginia. Location and…


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…


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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Why Do We Believe in Religious Freedom?

December 22, 2017

Professor Flake appeared on the Miller Center’s American Forum television broadcast, discussing the question of whether religious freedom can survive among an ever-increasing plurality…


Thomas Jefferson’s Legacy and Religious Freedom

October 11, 2017

Professor Flake will take part in a panel on the state of religious freedom around the world, at UVA’s Miller Center.

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Young African Leaders Initiative

June 26, 2017

Professor Flake spoke to the Young African Leaders Initiative at the Civic Leadership Institute in a presentation entitled, “Religious Diversity.”


Service: UVA Jefferson Fellows Selection Committee

February 26, 2016

Professor Flake serves on the Jefferson Fellowship Selection Committee. Established in 2001, the Jefferson Fellowship is the premier graduate fellowship offered at the University…