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.


"Nauvoo Memories, Nauvoo Secrets"

Reflections on Writing A House Full of Females

Laurel Thatcher Ulrich 
University Professor Emerita, Harvard University

Cancelled due to public health considerations


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


"Mormon Evolution & Science:"

A Cosmos of Unfolding Beauty and Novelty

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


"There's No Such Thing as a 'Gospel Culture'"

Reflections on Writing A House Full of Females

Gina Colvin,
School of Educational Studies & Leadership,
University of Canterbury, New Zealand


"Mormonism and Interreligious Dialogue:"

Prophetic Charge, Challenges and Rewards

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


"Reimagining Restoration:"

Why Liberalism is the Ultimate Flowering of Mormonism

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


"Black and White, Young and Gray:"

A Dialogical Exploration of Race in Mormonism

Margaret Blair Young &
Darius Gray


"The Paradoxes of Religious Peace and Conflict"

Margaret Toscano,
Associate Professor of Classics,
University of Utah


"Blessed are the Peacemakers:"

Toward a Mormon Theology and Ethic and Peace

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


"To Mend a Fractured Reality:"

Joseph Smith's Project

Philip Barlow,
Leonard J. Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture,
Utah State University


"The Story Lives Here:"

Faith, History, and Instructional Mormon Media

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


"The Prehistory of the Soul"

Reflections on Writing A House Full of Females

Terryl L. Givens,
Bostwick Professor of English,
University of Richmond


"Does Anybody Need Serious Realistic Mormon Fiction?"

Douglas Thayer,
Professor of English,
Brigham Young University


"Should Mormon Women Speak Out:"

Thoughts on our Place in the World

Claudia L. Bushman,
School of Religion,
Claremont Graduate University


"Are Christians Mormon?"

Reflections on Writing A House Full of Females

David L. Paulsen,
Professor of Philosophy,
Brigham Young University


"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)


"It is Better to Light a Candle"

Richard N. Holzapfel,
Professor of Church History and Doctrine,
Brigham Young University


"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


"From Bumper Stickers to Academe:"

How Well-behaved Women Make History

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