Eugene England Lecture Series
In honor of our beloved colleague, the Eugene England Lecture Series was created to invite prominent scholars in Mormon Studies to deliver annual lectures on issues of contemporary relevance in LDS culture, history, and thought.
2013 Eugene England Memorial Lecture
"The Paradoxes of Religious Peace and Conflict"
Associate Professor of Classics
University of Utah
Tuesday, March 26th - 7:00 p.m.
UVU Library Auditorium
Gender, myth, and religion are the focal points of Professor Toscano’s research. She is both the co-editor and a chapter contributor for the book Hell and Its Afterlife: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, published by Ashgate in 2010. She has also published extensively on Mormon feminism for the last 27 years, including Strangers in Paradox: Essays in Mormon Theology (co-authored with her husband Paul) and many articles that have appeared in the Sunstone Magazine and Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought. She has published articles on Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight books, the film O Brother, Where Art Thou? and the HBO-BBC TV series Rome.
2012 Eugene England Memorial Lecture
"'Blessed Are All the Peacemakers':
Toward a Mormon Theology and Ethic of Peace"
Claremont Graduate University
Patrick Mason is the Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies and Associate Professor of North American Religion at Claremont Graduate University. His primary training is as an American religious historian, but he also received an MA in international peace studies, with an emphasis in religion, violence, and peacebuilding. He is the author of The Mormon Menace: Violence and Anti-Mormonism in the Postbellum South (Oxford University Press, 2011).
- Philip Barlow (2011), Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture at Utah State University
- Colleen McDannell (2010), Sterling M. McMurrin Chair of Religious Studies, University of Utah
- Terryl L. Givens (2009), Bostwick Professor of English, University of Richmond click here for video
- Douglas Thayer (2008), Department of English, Brigham Young University
- Claudia L. Bushman (2007), School of Religion, Claremont Graduate University
- David L. Paulsen (2006), Professor of Philosophy, Brigham Young University
- D. Michael Quinn (2005), Indepedent Scholar, Beinecke Senior Fellow, Yale University (2002-3)
- Richard N. Holzapfel (2004), Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University
- Elder Marion D. Hanks (2002), General Authority Emeritus, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- Laurel Thatcher-Ulrich (2001), University Professor of History, Harvard University
- Terryl L. Givens (2001), James A. Bostwick Chair of English, University of Richmond
- Jan Shipps (2001), Professor of Religious Studies Emeritus, Indiana University Purdue Univsersity, Indianapolis
- Janet Bennion (2001), Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology, Lyndon State College (Vermont)
- Armand L. Mauss (2000), Professor of Sociology Emeritus, Washington State University
- Michael Austin (2000), Associate Professor of English, Shepherd University (West Virginia)