In honor of our beloved colleague, and founder of the UVU Mormon Studies Program, the Eugene England Memorial Lecture Series was created to invite prominent scholars to deliver annual lectures on issues of contemporary relevance in Mormon culture, history, and thought.

2020 Lecture

"Nauvoo Memories, Nauvoo Secrets"
Reflections on Writing A House Full of Females 

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich
University Professor Emerita, Harvard University

March 26th, 2020   |   10:00 - 11:15 a.m.   |   Clarke Building, Room 511
canceled due to public health considerations


Past Lectures

2019

“'This is a Woman’s Church’
Prophetesses, Domestics, and Rangatira in Mormon History”
Laurie Maffly-Kipp, Archer Alexander Distinguished Professor of Religion & Politics
Washington University St. Louis

2018
"Mormon Evolution & Science:
A Cosmos of Unfolding Beauty and Novelty"

Steven L. Peck, Professor of Biology, Brigham Young University

2017

"There's No Such Thing as a 'Gospel Culture'"
Gina Colvin, School of Educational Studies & Leadership, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

2016

"Mormonism and Interreligious Dialogue:
Prophetic Charge, Challenges and Rewards"

Robert L. Millet, Abraham Smoot University Professor Emeritus, Brigham Young University

2015

"Reimagining Restoration:
Why Liberalism is the Ultimate Flowering of Mormonism"

Bob Rees, Graduate Theological Union and University of California at Berkeley

2014

"Black and White, Young and Gray:
A Dialogical Exploration of Race in Mormonism"

Margaret Blair Young and Darius Gray

2013

'The Paradoxes of Religious Peace and Conflict"
Margaret Toscano, Associate Professor of Classics, University of Utah

2012

"Blessed are the Peacemakers:
Toward a Mormon Theology and Ethic and Peace"

Patrick Mason, Howard W. Hunter Chair of Mormon Studies, Claremont Graduate University

2011

"To Mend a Fractured Reality: Joseph Smith's Project"
Philip Barlow, Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture, Utah State University

2010

"The Story Lives Here:
Faith, History, and Instructional Mormon Media"

Colleen McDannell, Sterling M. McMurrin Chair of Religious Studies, University of Utah

2009

"The Prehistory of the Soul"
Terryl L. Givens, Bostwick Professor of English, University of Richmond

2008

"Does Anybody Need Serious Realistic Mormon Fiction"
Douglas Thayer, Professor of English, Brigham Young University

2007

"Should Mormon Women Speak Out: Thoughts on our Place in the World"
Claudia L. Bushman, School of Religion, Claremont Graduate University

2006

"Are Christians Mormon?"
David L. Paulsen, Professor of Philosophy, Brigham Young University

2005

“To Whom Shall We Go?
Historical Patterns of Restoration Believers with Serious Doubts”

D. Michael Quinn, Independent Scholar, Beinecke Senior Fellow, Yale University (2002-3)

2003

"It is Better to Light a Candle"
Richard N. Holzapfel, Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University

2002

“’I do not my work in the spirit of benefaction, but of atonement’"
Marion D. Hanks, General Authority Emeritus, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

2001

"From Bumper Stickers to Academe:
How Well-behaved Women Make History"

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich,  James Duncan Phillips Professor of History, Harvard University