“Historians to discuss Joseph Smith’s polyandrous children, Mormons on YouTube, and Winston Churchill’s investigation of the LDS Church”

A panel featuring up-and-coming scholars Jeff Turner, JJ Feinauer, Jordan Bratt, and Kris Wright will tell us more about what scholars can learn about” lived” Mormonism through YouTube videos and metrics … Turner will discuss stories of de-conversion from ex-Mormons, and Feinauer will look at how fundamentalist Mormons discuss Mormon history to reinforce their religious views. Then, Bratt will explore what researchers can learn about Mormonism from YouTube’s public metrics and Wright will analyze what publishing the opening of mission calls says about modern Mormonism.

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