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Recent Publications from History Faculty

Volume Editor:
Grant Underwoo​d

This volume marks the beginning of the Documents series of The Joseph Smith Papers. While other series of the Papers include the large, multiple-entry documents-such as journals and the Book of Mormon manuscripts-that are not assignable to a single date, the Documents series presents in ​chronological order the core of Joseph Smith's documentary record.


Andrew L. Johns

This volume makes a significant contribution to historical knowledge and understanding in the sphere of the diplomacy of sport. The American politico-sporting scene occupies center stage, but due regard is paid to non-American topics. Moreover, the book meets the editors’ aim to provide a framework of reference for future research and publications on the interaction between sport and diplomacy.



Upcoming Events​


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​​​​ BYU faculty member helps create
new American Girl doll

Rebecca de Schweinitz used her expertise on the history of children and youth in the civil rights movement to help bring to life a new Am​erican Girl character. Find out a little about her involvement with this fun project here (KSL interview), and ​​here (BYU radio interview).

​Latest Blog Post​

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    Better Days 2020 is looking for an intern to work with our passionate team. The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of Utah women becoming the first to cast ballots in the modern nation (February 14, 1870). It also marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote nationally. Better Days 2020 is committed to popularizing Utah women's history in creative and communal ways in celebration of these anniversaries, realizing that these milestones were first steps towards women's equality. We believe that we can use the past to stimulate conversations about the current status of women and make Utah a leader in women's advancement in the future.


    This position is a one-semester, paid internship ($9/hr) that will provide students an opportunity to hone their research and writing skills while engaging in ways to popularize history for K-12 students and the general public. Interns will work directly with the Historical Director and Director of Education, and other Better Days 2020 team members, to assist with the following: 1) developing written and interactive content for our educational website and print materials, 2)  sourcing, filing, and getting  permissions for photos to be used in our materials, and 3) depending on experience, presenting content to general audiences. Interns must have a willingness to work for a scrappy non-profit, on a fast timeline, and in a tight-knit, collegial atmosphere. They should have a foundational knowledge of Utah women's history, how it fits into the larger national narrative, as well as a passion for the subject.


    Interns will work on a schedule (roughly 10 hours a week), but will be able to establish the times that work for them. This is an entirely flexible position with no fixed office space. Interns must be willing to work from home or in a place they provide, and must be available to attend occasional meetings with other team members or partners along the Wasatch Front (primarily in Salt Lake and Utah Valleys). Preference will be given to junior and senior history majors, but other majors will also be considered.

    Apply online here: https://goo.gl/forms/vbNydEAvZMYyCnwr1

    Application Due Dates:

    For Fall Semester Internship: August 1

    For Winter Semester Internship: November 15


    ​Contact:

    Katherine Kitterman

    Historical Director

    katherine@betterdays2020.org​

    www.betterdays2020.org​


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