…and other topics in contemporary Mormon studies and Mormon experience are the subjects of a symposium sponsored by the Harvard Divinity School Latter-day Saint Association in conjunction with the Sunstone Education Foundation, November 1-3, 2007, at the Harvard Divinity School.
UPDATE: The complete program, including talks by Judith Dushku and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich can be viewed here. You can register online here. And please do register, if only to make life easier for the person (me!) in charge of feeding you that day.
The symposium is a bit like a progressive dinner, with appetizers and dessert served at several venues in the Greater Boston area, as well as the main course at HDS on Saturday, November 3rd. Events include:
Thursday, November 1, 2007 – “Of Golden Plates and Global Warming: Translating Mormonism in the Twenty-first Century” – Dan Wotherspoon, PhD, Editor, Sunstone Magazine, as part of the Deitchman Family Lectures in Religion and Modernity, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.
Friday, November 2, 7:30-10 p.m. Opening Reception and Keynote Address, location TBA
Saturday, November 3, 8:30-5:30 Conference at Harvard Divinity School, including panel discussions on “Finding God at Harvard, MIT, Wellesley, and Boston University: Mormon Undergraduate Experience in the Diaspora*”, and “What’s a Nice Mormon Kid Doing at Harvard Divinity School? Personal and Scholarly Reflections on Graduate Studies in Religion”. Other topics include music in worship services, the lay of the land in contemporary Mormon literature, the experience of Blacks in the first decades of the Restoration, among the many intriguing possibilities.
*”diaspora” is how Gentiles pronounce “mission field”
If you’re in Boston, or within hailing distance, please come!! RSVP or get more information by writing firstname.lastname@example.org.