2018 Church History Symposium

The 2018 Church History Symposium will be held Thursday and Friday, 1–2 March 2018, at the BYU Conference Center in Provo and the LDS Conference Center in Salt Lake City. Keynote speakers are Presiding Bishop Gérald Caussé and Dr. Sharon Ann Murphy. The theme of the conference is “Financing Faith: The Intersection of Business and Religion.” The conference will explore ways financial records illuminate the history of the Church and its members. How can such records broaden our understanding of women in the Church? How did economics play out in the globalization of Mormonism, particularly in the funding of missions and temples?

For more information, visit churchhistory.ce.byu.edu.


BYU Church History Symposium

Throughout the history of the symposium, presenters have included notable General Authorities of the Church, historians, scholars, educators, and authors. This symposium was established to explore annually a topic of special interest in the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Historians and scholars meet to share the fruits of their research with each other and a general audience of interested Latter-day Saints and friends. Selected papers from previous symposia have been printed in books copublished by the Religious Studies Center and Deseret Book.