Please note: the agenda presented here is a draft and subject to change. Session times are Central Time Zone. Items marked with (RS) indicate the presentation is part of the Restoration Studies track.

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Central Time   Session Presenter(s)

Thursday, September 21, 2023

7:00 p.m. Plenary 101
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Richard P. Howard Lecture
The Council of Fifty and Latter-day Saint Interest in Texas
Matthew J. Grow

Friday, September 22, 2023

8:30 a.m.
Chair: Eric Rogers
Plenary 201
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The Peacemaker Epic: An Iroquois Influence on Joseph Smith? Dr. Thomas W. Murphy
10:00 a.m.
Chair: Sally Cook Roth
Breakout 214
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A Tale of Two Brothers: The Hawley Family in Texas, at Utah’s Mountain Meadows Massacre, and in Various Restorationist Movements Barbara Jones Brown
11:45 a.m.
Chair: Brian Hales
Breakout 221
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“‘Come back again brother Lyman and dwell in Zion’: Wilford Woodruff and Lyman Wight’s Correspondence, 1857-1858” Alexander L. Baugh
1:15 p.m. Zoom logo Awards Luncheon (included in registration fee)
Nominated Books
Nominated Articles
Megan Stanton
2:45 p.m.
Chair: Mark L. Staker
Panel 243
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A product manager, a reference librarian, and an archivist walk into a bar…: How to use the Church History Catalog to research the wider Latter Day Saint tradition  
    John Taylor: A Man of Conviction David R. Taylor
    Sidney Rigdon’s “New Bible” and the Incarnation of Scripture Jay Burton
    Navigating the Church History Library Collections W. Tyson Thorpe

Saturday, September 23, 2023

9:00 a.m.
Chair: Rachel Killebrew
Breakout 311
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A Practitioner’s Perspective on the Smith Family “Holiness to the Lord” Parchment Nicholas S. Literski, JD, PhD
    “False Teaching in Regard to Lineage and Matrimony”: Lyman Wight and Reimagining the Latter Day Saint Tradition in Zodiac, Texas Casey Paul Griffiths reading for Christopher Blythe
10:45 a.m.
Chair: Bill Morain
Breakout 323
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From Clueless Kid to a Theology of Love and Justice (RS) William D. Russell
6:30 p.m. Keynote 331
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Presidential Banquet and Address
Saints in Space!

Casey Paul Griffiths