Saturday, September 30, 2006

"Mormon Thought, 1850 to 1920: Dealing with the Joseph Smith Legacy"
Brigham Young University

June 19-July 28, 2006

In the summer of 2006, Brigham Young University will sponsor a summer
seminar for graduate students and advanced undergraduates on the theme
of "Mormon
Thought, 1850 to 1920: Dealing with the Joseph Smith Legacy." The
seminar will be
held on the BYU campus in Provo, Utah, from June 19 to July 28.
Admitted participants
will receive a stipend of $3000 with accommodations provided if
needed. The seminar
continues the series of seminars on Joseph Smith begun in the summer of 199=
The seminar will be conducted by Richard Bushman, Professor of History,
Emeritus at Columbia University and Terryl Givens, Professor of
Literature and Religion
at the University of Richmond.

The aim of the seminar will be to map the contours of Mormon thought in the
seven decades following the death of Joseph Smith. During this period
Mormon thinkers
worked out the implications of the founding prophet's intellectual
legacy while reacting
to the shifting currents of American thought. Each participant will be
asked to prepare a
paper for presentation in a public symposium in the final week.

Applications are welcomed from students of history, literature, anthropolog=
sociology, religious studies, philosophy and other humanistic and
social scientific fields.
Preference will be given to those with a knowledge of Latter-day Saint
history and
experience in analyzing texts. Advanced undergraduates and graduate
students at any
level of preparation are eligible.

Applications should be submitted by February 15, 2006. Notifications
will be sent
by March 15, 2006. For application materials, write to the Foundation
for Ancient
Research and Mormon Studies by surface or email.

Summer Seminar on Joseph Smith
Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies
551 East 870 North
Provo, Utah 84602 phone: (801) 422 1525 fax: (801) 422 0040

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