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Secondary Sources
(After the Eye Witness)

The Annual Meeting of the Mormon Scholars in the Humanities

May 22-24, 2024
Claremont, CA


Conference Details


Registration & Housing Fees

By now, we have reached out to everyone who hasn’t paid their registration or housing fees. If we emailed you, please make sure to send your payment this week. If we didn't email you, we can confirm that we saw your payment(s) come through. We send off to Scripps the finalized housing list later this week. Please let us know ASAP if you have any questions concerning your room reservation.


Housing Check-in

If you've reserved campus housing through us, check-in at Jungels-Winkler Hall (GJW), on the campus at Scripps College between 1:00 pm and 6:30 pm PT on Wednesday May 22nd. Scripps is across the main Claremont Colleges quad from CGU. Your contact will be Caroline Kline; she will be at GJW to give you keys and linens. If you need to check in after that time, Caroline will hand your linens and keys off to someone else. And, again, please let us know ASAP if you have any questions concerning your room reservation.


Map of Claremont Colleges

We are linking to an interactive map of Claremont Colleges, including Claremont Graduate University, where the conference will be taking place in McManus Hall and Stauffer Hall (Albrecht Auditorium), and the Scripps dorms (Jungels-Winkler Hall), where some of you will be staying. Here is a printable map of McManus Hall (#17) and Stauffer Hall (#20). The GJW dorms are about a ten-minute walk from McManus (Google map of the walk here)



At this link you can see a full-length program, including session times and locations, abstracts, speaker bios, and new moderator assignments (please search your name to see if you have a moderator assignment and let us know this week if you would no longer like to moderate a panel: a moderator need only show up 10 minutes early, gently keep talks to 20 minutes, and field Q&A: no need to read bios, etc.!). 

Preparing for Talks and Panels
Each talk should last no more than 20 minutes--and remarks that last only 15 min leaves more for discussion. So plan for 15+ min, and don’t go over 20 min. For presenters, please plan on arriving at your panel at least 10 minutes early, uploading your slides (if any) onto the computer there via thumb drive or email, and limiting your remarks to 15-20 minutes. For Zoom participants, you’ll find the Zoom link in the program above: please also arrive at least 10 minutes early to test your sound and screen sharing. For attendees, please make your questions focused and direct in the Q&A: less is more! 


Program Corrections

Please double check that all the information pertaining to you and your session is correct. We have highlighted in red info that needs to be confirmed. If you have suggested edits, please send them to and


AV/Tech Setup

The sessions will be held in McManus Hall, rooms 33 and 35. Each room is equipped with a standard classroom AV/tech setup: projector, screen, and sound output. Please bring your slides on a thumb drive to load onto the computer 10 minutes before your panel. If you have questions about tech, please email as soon as possible. 


Local Restaurants

The conference has very promising places to find good food and dining (preferable to catering even): we asked our host and keynote speaker, Matt Bowman, for recommendations. His response: “There are a number of excellent restaurants in the Village. Some of my favorites are Crepes of Wrath, a hole in the wall crepes place, Petiscos, which does excellent tacos in a courtyard setting, The Whisper House, for excellent brunch, and Oni Sushi. But really, I'd recommend people just find their way to the Village and hop in wherever strikes their fancy.”


Here’s a longer list for eating recommendations in historical Claremont Village, which is only a half-mile walk south from the Claremont Colleges. We will be enjoying our self-organized meals out on the town this year! 

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