Seminars and Conferences

Call for Papers: John Whitmer Historical Association 2023 Annual Conference

April 6, 2023

September 21 – 24
Fredericksburg, Texas

“Restoration Tales from Texas Dust”
Led by independent Apostle Lyman Wight, a number of early Latter Day Saints departed from…


2023 Call for Library Research Fellows in Mormon Studies

March 13, 2023

Beginning April 15th, 2023 the University of Virginia’s Mormon Studies Program will be reviewing applications for short-term fellowships to conduct research in the


Call for Papers: Global Mormon Studies 2023

February 24, 2023

Seeking Applicants for the Annual Summer Seminar on Latter-day Saint Theology, “The Demands of Justice: Reading Alma 34”

January 15, 2023

In the summer of 2023, the Latter-day Saint Theology Seminar, in partnership with the Laura F. Willes Center for Book of Mormon Studies and…


Call for Papers: The Annual Meeting of Mormon Scholars in the Humanities 2023

October 31, 2022

Mormon Scholars in the Humanities (MSH) invites proposals for its 2023 annual conference. The conference topic this year is Translation/s, and papers or…


“Lamanite” as a Religious Signifier and Settler-Colonial Encounter

March 11, 2021

The UVA Mormon Studies program hosted a Zoom panel on March 11, 2021, entitled “‘Lamanite’ as a Religious Signifier and Settler-Colonial Encounter.”



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,…


Max Mueller on Race and the Making of the Mormon People

February 21, 2018

We look forward to welcoming Prof. Max Mueller to address the Virginia Colloquium in American Religion on his recent book Race and the Making…


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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Panel: Religions and the State in Refugee Relief

September 21, 2017

In conjunction with our third annual Joseph Smith Lecture on Religious Liberty, a distinguished panel discussed the moral and legal dynamics inherent in religion’s…