Each year in late September, the John Whitmer Historical Association holds its annual conference in places with a connection to Community of Christ or early Mormon history.
Restoration Diaspora: All Roads Lead From Nauvoo
Sept. 21-24, 2017
Joseph Smith Historic Site, Nauvoo, Illinois
Richard P. Howard Lecture speaker for the JWHA 2017 Conference in Nauvoo
Michael Van Wagenen, Ph.D., a graduate of the University of Utah, is associate professor and public history coordinator at Georgia Southern University.
While an undergraduate student, Van Wagenen noticed the divide between professional history and filmmaking. In a quest to bridge these fields, he worked actively as a screenwriter, producer, and director while earning bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in history.
Check out Michael’s short video introducing his topic: