Upcoming Presentations

MHA 2017 commentSeptember 15, 2017: Roundtable on The Purpose and Approach of the History Survey, AHA’s Texas Conference on Introductory Courses, Houston, TX.

September 22, 2017: “The Relief Society and Political Mobilization: Gendered Power in Mormon Nauvoo,” John Whitmer Historical Association, Nauvoo, IL.

October 14, 2017: “The Politics of Clerical Influence: The Book of Mormon and Early America’s Disestablishment,” Book of Mormon Studies: Toward a Conversation, Logan, UT.

October 18, 2017: Brownbag lunch discussion on Nauvoo manuscript, Neal A. Maxwell Institute, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT.

October 18, 2017: “Beyond Nature and Walden: Why the Transcendentalists are Important to American Democracy,” Books & Bridges Lecture, Weller Book Works, Salt Lake City, UT.

October 20, 2017: “‘All Power Belongs Originally and Legitimately to the People’: Lockean Political Philosophy, Mormonism’s Danites, and Frontier Justice in Antebellum America,” Joseph Smith Papers Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.

October 28, 2017: “Self-Rule in a Godly Society: Antebellum Challenges to Protestant Democratic Culture,” Society for United States Intellectual History, Dallas, Texas.

November 2, 2017: “Algernon Sidney Johnston’s Nationalism: What A South Carolina Novel about Intergalactic Travel, Carnivorous Demons, and Romantic Bonds Tell Us About Early American Union and Disunion,” Carolina Lowcountry and Atlantic World Lecture, Charleston, SC, 2017.

November 3, 2017: “Theologies of Revolution and Retrenchment: Situating Religion in the Age of Revolutions,” College of Charleston Faculty Workshop, Charleston, SC.

March 1-4, 2018: “James Branagan’s America(s): Religion, Politics, and Slavery in the Early Republic,” Religion and Politics in Early America, Washington University in St. Louis, MO.

April 12-14, 2018: “Racializing Regions: Colonizing Louisiana Territory and the Limits of Early American Union,” Organization of American Historians, Sacramento, CA.

July 26-29, 2018: “Theodore Parker, Joseph Smith, and the Antinomian Challenge to American Democracy,” Transcendentalist Intersections: Literature, Philosophy, and Religion, University of Heidelberg, Germany.