Frequently Asked Questions

What is JWHA’s connection to Community of Christ?

The John Whitmer Historical Association was founded in 1972 by members of Community of Christ. Their desire was to create an organization independent of the church to promote scholarly inquiry into the tradition. Today, JWHA embraces a diverse membership united by their interest in the history of the Restoration.

How do I become a JWHA member?

To officially join JWHA as a student member, please visit our Membership Page to submit your information and membership fee.

What goes into a conference proposal?

JWHA conference proposals are a 100-200 word description of your presentation submitted in response to the annual Call for Papers.

Your paper does not need to be completed to send in a proposal, but you should have tentative conclusions from your research.

If I am accepted to present my research at the annual JWHA Conference, how long should I expect to present?

Presentations last up to 25 minutes with the option of audio visual, i.e., a PowerPoint presentation.

Do I need to create a panel (a group of three) to present my research?

Unless a panel is scheduled, sessions include two presenters matched at the discretion of the Program Committee.

What is the typical JWHA Conference format?

Click here to view a recent JWHA Conference agenda.

How can I stay up to date with JWHA?

After becoming a member, you will receive the latest JWHA E-Newsletter. You can also follow JWHA on Facebook or Twitter.