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Joseph Smith Papers Conference to be held on Sept 10—register today

SALT LAKE CITY—The Church Historian's Press invites your participation in the 2021 Joseph Smith Papers Conference which will have online-only format to ensure the health and safety of all participants. The fifth annual conference will be held on Friday, September 10, 2021.

The conference theme is “Joseph Smith and Sacred Text in Nineteenth Century America.” Presentations will explore aspects of Joseph Smith’s revelations and translations, including genre, material readings, close analysis, and reception. Papers will engage with themes found in the Revelations and Translations series of The Joseph Smith Papers. This conference also commemorates the completion of the Revelation and Translation series with the upcoming publication of fifth and final volume in that series.

This event is free to attend, but space is limited. Registration and additional conference details are available at

About the Joseph Smith Papers Project

The Joseph Smith Papers Project is an effort to gather together all extant Joseph Smith documents and to publish complete and accurate transcripts of those documents with both textual and contextual annotation. All such documents will be published electronically on the project website, and a large number of the documents will also be published in print. The print and electronic publications constitute an essential resource for scholars and students of the life and work of Joseph Smith, early Latter-day Saint history, and nineteenth-century American religion. For the first time, all of Joseph Smith’s known surviving papers, which include many of the foundational documents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be easily accessible in one place.

About the Church Historian’s Press

The Church Historian’s Press is an imprint of the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and was announced in 2008. The aim of the Church Historian’s Press is to increase access to materials related to the history of the church. Previous publications include the Joseph Smith Papers, documents chronicling the early history of the Relief Society, discourses by Latter-day Saint women, the Journal of George Q. Cannon, the Journal of George F. Richards, the Diaries of Emmeline B. Wells, and the Discourses of Eliza R. Snow. For more information, visit the Church Historian’s Press website.


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