With some additional planning, we have got things moving forward for the Working Papers in Mormon Studies meetings. So far, the schedule includes a paper on earliest Mormon record keeping, portions of biographies of Brigham Young and Parley Pratt, possibly a treatment of modern Asian-American Mormon women, and a variety of other topics. We’re putting the e-mailing list into order and starting to think more seriously about scheduling details.
We will start in April, then take May off for MHA, then back in June. In July, we will try to take advantage of travel plans to have two sessions led by out-of-towners, then none in August to decompress schedules some. Then, depending on how things are working out, we’ll either settle into monthly or bimonthly meetings.
We are leaning toward Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday, starting at 8pm. We hope this will minimize impact on families, date nights, and the like. To be added to the mailing list, email admin DOT wp @SIGN splendidsun DOT com. Though we seem to be scheduled through Thanksgiving, we continue to welcome new presenters and papers. We are also open to ideas for improvement. Our goals are to build community and further improve the quality of scholarship on Mormon Studies.