Thursday, October 22, 2015 • 7:30 pm
Collecting Data While You Pass the Jell-O Salad: Researching Amish Fiction at Potlucks and Reunions
Valerie Weaver-Zercher, managing editor of trade books for Herald Press, discusses the approach of narrative scholarship as it relates to her research for Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels, which received the 2015 Dale Brown Book Award. Her features and essays have appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Chicago Tribune, the Los Angeles Review of Books, and Christian Century, among others.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015 • 7:00 pm
Anabaptists Around the World
Conrad L. Kanagy, professor of sociology at Elizabethtown College, presents the major findings from the Global Anabaptist Profile (GAP), a study of 22 Mennonite groups from 18 countries. This presentation is the first public report of the results of the GAP, which is sponsored by Mennonite World Conference and the Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism (Goshen College, Ind.). John Roth (Goshen College) and Conrad Kanagy are codirectors of the study.
Thursday, June 9, through Saturday, June 11, 2016
This international conference will focus on changes and consistency within Amish communities during the years 1963 to 2013. Steve Nolt, professor of history at Goshen College, will give the keynote address. Mark Louden, Karen Johnson-Weiner, Holmes Morton, and Donald Kraybill will deliver plenary addresses. Conference registration begins in early 2016.