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A Conversation on Mormon Biographies

June 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Celebrate 75 years of publishing with the University of Utah Press with a conversation on Mormon biographies. Join Stephen Taysom, Gregory A. Prince, Lindsay Hansen Park, and Richard Saunders with Jedediah Rogers as they discuss their approaches to biography and contributions to Mormon studies.

Biography is a popular genre among the general public. The study of human lives is also essential to the study of history, as it uses individuals as a lens to examine historical questions or themes. Good biography reveals intimate connections between people, communities, and events sometimes missing in traditional works of history.

Prominent biographers of the Mormon experience will join a lively conversation to reflect on their own work and the craft of biography. The event promises to be a critical examination of the genre and a celebration of seminal biographies published by the University of Utah Press.