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Joseph Smith Papers Conference on Friday to focus on Nauvoo

John G. Turner, a George Mason University professor of religious studies and history, will be the keynote speaker

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The Nauvoo Illinois Temple in Nauvoo, Illinois, is pictured on Saturday, May 29, 2021.

Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret News


The 2022 Joseph Smith Papers Conference on Friday, Sept. 9, will center on “Text and Context in Nauvoo.” The conference commemorates the publication of volumes 12, 13 and 14 of the Documents series, which feature Joseph Smith documents produced between March 1, 1843, and May 15, 1844.

The conference, which includes three concurrent sessions and a keynote speaker, will explore a variety of topics and themes, such as politics, theology, religious practice, gender, race, law and finance in Nauvoo, Illinois.

The keynote speaker is John G. Turner, a George Mason University professor of religious studies and history, and he will speak on his in-progress biography of Joseph Smith and how the Joseph Smith Papers has helped his project.

The conference is free, but space is limited. For registration and the conference program, see JosephSmithPapers.org, under News and JSP Conferences.

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