This year’s annual conference includes an exciting slate of interesting sessions certain to provoke discussion and expand interest in restoration history.

Note: the agenda presented here is not final and is subject to change. Times are CDT.

Click on the Session Numbers for Abstract & Bio.

Time Session Presenter(s)
Friday, October 22, 2021
6:00 p.m. CDT Annual Business Meeting President Jill Brim, presiding
6:45 p.m. CDT Awards Ceremony
7:30 p.m. CDT
Moderator/Chair: Cheryl Bruno
Panel 101


On the Scriptural Periphery: Perspectives on Joseph Smith’s Egyptian Project Christopher Smith
Susan Staker
David Bokovoy
Saturday, October 23, 2021
10:00 a.m. CDT
Moderator/Chair: Christopher Smith
Panel 201 Author Meets Critics: Joseph and Lucy Smith’s Tunbridge Farm: An Archaeology and Landscape Study Mark Staker
Kyle Walker
Michael Riggs
Paul DeBarthe
11:00 a.m. CDT Break
11:15 a.m. CDT
Chair: Lachlan Mackay
Session 202 Translating the “Caractors”: The Quest for “Reformed Egyptian” Steven L. Shields
John Beck’s Fabulous Mine: An Outpost in the Tintic Mountains of Early Utah Territory R. Jean Addams
12:15 p.m. CDT Break
1:15 p.m. CDT
Chair: Sally Roth
Session 203 The Women’s Ordination Movement in the RLDS Church: Historical and Sociological Perspectives Nancy Ross
David J. Howlett
Jacquie Bethel
Vicki Beebe
RLDS Preaching Charts: History and Typology William D. Moore
2:15 p.m. CDT Break
2:30 p.m. CDT
Chair: William Davis
Session 204 “Schisms, like Revolutions, Never Go Backward”: The Godbeites and the Anti Polygamy Debate Brooke R. LeFevre
“Handling” the Gladdenites Richard Saunders
3:30 p.m. CDT Break
3:45 p.m. CDT
Chair: Casey Griffths
Session 205 “Actors Wandering through the Desert to Brigham: The Strange, True Tales of Carter’s Dramatic Combination and their Spirit Guides, 1871” Lee Krähenbühl
“Mormons, Danites, and Gentiles: Stereotypes on Stage in 19th Century America” Emily Marie Crumpton
7:00 p.m. CDT Presidential Address 206 Joseph’s Red Brick Store Jill Brim


JWHA 2021 Virtual Conference Agenda At-a-Glance