Call for Applicants | Mormon Studies Publication Workshop

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On Thursday, June 2, 2022, the Fifth Annual Mormon Studies Publication Workshop will be held at Utah State University. You can read more about the 2017 meeting at the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis here.

The workshop helped create a sense of community among young scholars from various institutions and disciplines while providing helpful feedback for developing projects. Workshopped papers from the past three years have become parts of books published by (or under contract with) Oxford University Press, University of Nebraska Press, and Routledge University Press; the Journal of Religion, the Journal of Mormon HistoryChurch History: Studies in Christianity and Culture, completed dissertations, and other distinguished venues.

The workshop, “Frames: Scholarly Writing and Personal Introductions,” will be held Thursday, June 6 from 10:00 AM AM-3:30 PM. There will be no cost for the workshop beyond punctual arrival and rigorous intellectual engagement.

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY

In a change from past years, anyone interested in Mormon Studies in any discipline may apply to participate in the workshop. Women, people of color, independent scholars, and other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Participants should be physically present in Logan, UT, to participate in the workshop.

To apply, please send the following application materials to joseph dot stuart at Utah dot edu and klwright at Princeton dot edu:

  • Name and Email
  • CV
  • A 100-150-word description of what your scholarly/academic work on Mormonism entails
  • Confirmation that you will be in Logan, UT

Anyone that does not submit each part of the application will not be considered for participation.

THE WORKSHOP:

This year, we will discuss the work and art of writing sharp introductions to scholarly work and framing one’s scholarship on Mormonism within larger academic fields. We will then examine introductions to scholarly articles and books to discuss what we might away from their examples and how to improve our own work.

After our morning discussion and the provided lunch, we will how to frame one’s scholarship in an elevator pitch and discuss the state of the field. There will be no peer review of writing this year.

Applications are due on April 20, 2022, and acceptance or rejection notices will be sent out by April 27, 2022. Accepted applicants must have a draft ready to be sent to other participants by May 19, 2022. Please help us spread the word by social media and word-of-mouth!

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