February 18, 2009

Off to Harvard

This week I'll be attending a conference for LDS graduate students at Harvard Divinity School.

"Faith and Knowledge: Latter-day Saints in Religious Studies" is primarily for LDS grad students attending divinity schools, Religious Studies programs or who are pursuing other disciplines relevant to Mormon thought, doctrine and scholarship. I'm not a graduate student yet and my major is Mass Communications, but I will be attending the conference and plan to blog about the experience.

According to the conference website:

This conference will be a forum for discussion of issues relating to Mormon doctrine, culture and scholarship that arise while pursuing graduate studies in religion. It will be an open forum where students of divergent points of view will be free to express their concerns, questions, and thoughts and report their progress in reaching productive outcomes. We anticipate raising questions of how religious studies may enrich, while challenging, our faith as Latter-day Saints, and what can we bring to the issues under debate in religious scholarship.
Throughout the conference I'll be blogging my notes as well as personal thoughts and experiences here at LifeOnGoldPlates, so stay tuned.

8 comments:

Kevin Barney said...

Sounds like great fun. I'll look forward to reading your tales of the experience here.

Reed Russell said...

Be sure to hit all those great used book stores in Cambridge!

Christopher said...

Man, how'd you manage to find the time and money to head out to this conference? I look forward to your report.

BHodges said...

I get by with a little help from my friends.

Papa D said...

Any chance you can post a list of professors who will be there? I'd love to see if any of my old profs are attending. They'd probably remember me only as the married undergrad, if they remember me at all, but I'd still like to pass along a greeting if they are there.

BHodges said...

I don't have a list of those who will be attending yet.

Anonymous said...

If it's like the one two years ago, there won't be any professors there at all, with the exception of Terryl Givens and the Bushmans.

jeans said...

I hope you'll blog about the MMM talk on Friday afternoon, too.

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