Laurie Maffly-Kipp Elected President of Mormon History Association

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The Mormon History Association (MHA) elected Professor Laurie Maffly-Kipp as its president on June 6, 2015, at the organization’s annual conference in Provo, UT. The meeting marked the group’s 50th anniversary.

Laurie Maffly-Kipp is the Archer Alexander Distinguished Professor with the John C. Danforth Center on Religion and Politics at Washington University in St. Louis. She succeeds MHA Past President Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, Pulitzer Prize-winning professor of history at Harvard University. 2015 marks the 50th anniversary for the association, which was founded at the 1965 annual meeting of the American Historical Association (AHA).

The Mormon History Association is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and understanding of all aspects of Mormon history. It promotes its goals through scholarly research, conferences, awards, and publications, including The Journal of Mormon History, which the group began publishing in 1972.

Please see the following for local media coverage of the conference:

The Salt Lake Tribune


Deseret News