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.

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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 being the first place where women cast ballots in the modern nation (February

    14, 1870). It also marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, granting 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. We believe that we can use the past to make Utah a leader in

    women's advancement again in the future.

    This position is a one-semester, paid internship 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 in doing the following: 1) develop written and interactive content for

    our educational website and print materials, 2)  source, file and get permissions for photos to be used in

    our materials, and 3) depending on experience, present 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, and be passionate about 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 she/he provides, 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.

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

    Application Due Dates:

    For Spring/Summer Semester Internship: April 25

    For Fall Semester Internship: July 15

    For Winter Semester Internship: November 15


    Naomi Watkins, Ph.D.

    Director of Education



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