President's Message

Our annual meeting is less than four months away and it is going to be a grand event! The Program and Local Arrangements Committees have worked tirelessly to plan a stimulating program and enticing pre- and post-conference tours. We are incredibly fortunate to have members who generously volunteer their time and apply their creativity and organizational skills in helping to plan our conferences. This newsletter acquaints you with plans for the conference and provides information on how to register. Read More

Articles & News Items

Preregistration for MHA 2017 St Louis Area Conference is now Open!

Crossing and Dwelling in Mormon History

You are invited to preregister and attend the Mormon History Association’s 52nd Annual Conference in the historic St Charles area of St Louis MO. We hope that you will be able to attend what promises to be an exciting event.

A copy of the preliminary conference program can be viewed HERE .

The conference registration link is HERE or past into your web browser



One of the most important actions carried out each year is the nomination and election of new officers to the MHA Board of Directors. The people selected for these positions give great service and largely determine the direction of the organization for the next 5  years in their duties as President-elect, President, Past-President and service on the Nominating and Long-term and Strategic Planning committees. MHA Nominating Committee selects candidates for the positions outlined below and submits those nominations to the Board.

When the nominations are approved by the Board, they are then presented to the general membership for a vote at the annual MHA business meeting, held during the conference. In preparation for that vote, we ask that you consider the following nominations, and we thank the candidates for their willingness to serve.

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Single-day Symposium at USU March 16th Save the Date!

Phil Barlow chaired a session at the 2015 MHA annual meeting during which three exceptional scholars of Mormonism (Sam Brown, Terryl Givens, and Jared Hickman) presented on Joseph Smith and his concept and practice of “translation.” The session was sufficiently rich that, impromptu and at its conclusion, Phil told the audience that he was going to invite these scholars up to Utah State University to have a day-long conversation unpacking their thoughts and asking questions of one another in a way that would help make things accessible to a wider audience.

That envisioned conversation is now scheduled, and three additional scholars (Richard Bushman, Jana Riess, and Rosalynde Welch) will be participating.   Open and free to the public.


2017 John Whitmer Historical Assn Nauvoo Conference

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“Restoration Diaspora: All Roads Lead From Nauvoo”
Sept. 21-24, 2017
Joseph Smith Historic Site, Nauvoo, Ill.

For more information: Press HERE

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Tribute to B Carmon Hardy

Blain Carmon Hardy

On December 21st, 2016, the Mormon History Association lost a good friend and the history profession a true gentleman-scholar in the passing of B. Carmon Hardy.

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