Memory and Mourning: Ardis Parshall's "Who We Lost" Pandemic Record


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In preparation for All Souls Day, I met with LDS historian Ardis Parshall to discuss her "Who We Lost" project gathering the names of all the Latter-day Saint deaths to the Flu of 1918-1920. We discuss the role of memory and mourning in connecting us to one another and forming individual identity and resilience in the face of trauma, and how looking at history can help us navigate the tumultuous present and more fully love one another.

If you are not already familiar with Ardis' extensive work on LDS history and culture, do yourself the favor of exploring the archives of her groundbreaking church history blog, Keepapitchinin:

Or follow her on Twitter:

Or examine the "Century of Black Mormons" project: