Come hear Laurel Thatcher Ulrich speak on women in early Mormonism

02.23.2017 | The Maxwell Institute

Laurel-Thatcher-Ulrich-LectureLaurel Thatcher Ulrich’s new book A House Full of Females retells the story of early Mormonism through the eyes of early Mormon women and other lesser-known figures. The Pulitzer Prize winning historian says women’s voices often “trouble the old stories” many Latter-day Saints are familiar with today. But believing it is worth the trouble, she writes: “Adding women to the narrative allows us to see the courage, the piety, the generosity, and the foolhardiness of a people hungry for a witness of God’s power.” In celebration of Women’s History Month, the Maxwell Institute is excited to sponsor a lecture by Dr. Ulrich in partnership with the BYU Women’s Study Program and BYU’s Department of History:

“Huddling Together”: Rethinking the Position of Women in Early Mormonism


Tuesday, March 14 7:00 PM


Gordon B. Hinckley Alumni and Visitors Center Brigham Young University Provo, Utah

About Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

UlrichLaurel Thatcher Ulrich was born in Sugar City, Idaho. She holds degrees from the University of New Hampshire, University of Utah, and Simmons College. She is 300th Anniversary University Professor at Harvard University and past president of the American Historical Association. Her book A Midwife’s Tale received a Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize. She is immediate past president of the Mormon History Association. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her latest book is A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women’s Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870. [Photo credit: Stephanie Mitchell, Harvard University News Office]