The Joseph Smith Papers Project will host the third annual Joseph Smith Papers Conference on October 11, 2019. In response to the overwhelming public interest in past conferences, this year’s conference will take place at the Conference Center Little Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah, in order to accommodate all who would like to attend. The conference will celebrate the release of volumes seven, eight, and nine of the Documents series and will focus on the history of Joseph Smith and the Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo, Illinois, from September 1839 to April 1842.
The project invites scholars of all career stages and backgrounds to submit paper proposals engaging with the theme “Joseph Smith’s Expanding Visions and the Practical Realities of Establishing Nauvoo.” Scholars are invited (but not required) to consider what kinds of histories and narratives emerge from this period, recognizing that the ambitious theological and administrative developments in Nauvoo took place while Joseph Smith, church leaders, and the Saints were preoccupied with the responsibility of ensuring the survival of their community.
For submission guidelines and abstract details, see the call for papers at josephsmithpapers.org.