Category Archives: mormon

The Mormon History Association annual conference took place in Provo, Utah, June 4 to 7, 2015. Acquisitions editor Dawn Durante attended and shares her impressions. In 1965, the Mormon History Association (MHA) was founded under the leadership of historian and … Continue reading

We are pleased to announce that Kirtland Temple: The Biography of a Shared Mormon Sacred Space by David J. Howlett received the Best First Book Award from the Mormon History Association. The award was announced at the Mormon History Association … Continue reading

Author Michael Hicks will be signing copies of his book The Mormon Tabernacle Choir:  A Biography at BookExpo America on Thursday, May 28 at 11am EDT. BookExpo America (BEA) is North America’s largest gathering of book trade professionals attracting an … Continue reading

Christine Talbot is an assistant professor of women’s studies at the University of Northern Colorado. She answered our questions about her UIP book A Foreign Kingdom: Mormons and Polygamy in American Political Culture, 1852-1890. Q: How did the geographic separation of Mormonism … Continue reading

Mormon-Chronicles reports that W. Paul Reeve’s Making Space on the Western Frontier: Mormons, Minors, and Southern Paiutes won a Best First Book award from the Mormon History Association.      

Steve Evans, writing for the Mormon site By Common Consent, interviews University of Illinois Press author Eric Eliason about his new book The J. Golden Kimball Stories. In his introduction to the interview, Evans says, “the book is a great read and can … Continue reading

A Motley Vision ponders the contents of Eric Eliason’s new book The J. Golden Kimball Stories. “There was a time when I had my doubts about the existence of J. Golden Kimball. I wanted him to be real. But I … Continue reading

The Juvenile Instructor, observing that the University of Illinois Press has been at the forefront of Mormon Studies publishing but has recently lost an acquisitions editor in that discipline to retirement, asks, “Where is the future for Mormon history scholarship?”