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    1. Claremont Mormon Studies Spring Conference 2015: Community, Authority, and Identity (all-day) @ Albrecht Auditorium
      Mar 6 – Mar 7

      Mormon Community, Authority, and Identity

      Schedule of Events

      ——FRIDAY MARCH 6——

      4:00 Welcome and Introduction

      Tammi SchneiderClaremont Graduate University

      4:10-5:30 Mormon Authority and Tradition(s)

      Robert Couch—Willamette University
      Scripture and Authority in the Mormon Tradition

      Shelby Hamm—Claremont Graduate University
      Conflicting Perceptions of Priesthood & Its Powers

      Thomas G. Evans—Claremont Graduate University
      Priesthood, Prophecy, and the Failure of “The Word of the Lord”

      7:30 p.m. Keynote Address

      J. Spencer Fluhman—Brigham Young University
      Secrets and the Making of American Mormonism

      Keynote Speaker: Spencer Fluhman

      Keynote Speaker: Spencer Fluhman


      ——SATURDAY, MARCH 7——

      9:00-10:20 Mormon Identity in a Digital Age

      Hillary Kirkham—Claremont Graduate University
      Rebranding Mormonism: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints’ “I’m a
      Mormon” Campaign and the Reclamation of Mormon Identity

      Saskia Tielens—Technische Universität Dortmund
      Breaking the Mold: The Construction of Identity and Authority in an Online
      Christian Context

      Rosemary Avance—University of Pennsylvania
      Shifting Mormon Identity and the Internet

      10:30-11:30 Community and Contested Reception

      Samuel Alonzo Dodge—Lehigh University
      God’s Wisdom or Man’s: Mormon Identity and Competing Interpretations
      of the Word of Wisdom Revelation

      Steven C. Harper—LDS Church History Department
      Identity, Community, and the Contest for Joseph Smith’s First Vision

      11:45-12:45 Community and Ritual in the 19th Century

      Justin Bray—University of Utah
      “That We May Be One”: The Lord’s Supper and Community Worship, 1850-1900

      Kristine Wright—Independent Scholar
      “How discouraging to be sick so much”: Chronicity, Ritual Failure and Mormon Identity

      1:00 Lunch provided for all attendees

      2:00-3:20 History as Identity

      Benjamin E. Park—University of Missouri
      The Gendered Politics of Mormon Identity: Two Nineteenth Century Examples

      Rachel Hunt Steenblik—Claremont Graduate University
      Mormon Women Write: Reclaiming the Words of Those who have Slumbered in the Dust

      J.B. Haws—Brigham Young University
      A Mentor and a Mentality: Shaping a Generation of Mormon Historians

      Claremont Mormon Studies Spring Conference 2015: Community, Authority, and Identity @ Albrecht Auditorium (all-day)