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Call for Papers

International Colloquium: Renewal Movements and Anabaptist History Reformation Commemorations – Renewal – Right Remembering
March 27-29, 2019
Bildungszentrum Bienenberg / Liestal (Switzerland)

The Educational Center Bienenberg – in conversation and colloboration with the Mennonite Historical Societies of Germany, France, the Netherlands, Austria, and Switzerland (along with Mennointe World Conference) is planning for a three-day conference in which researchers from Europe and the rest of the world will present the results of their research. The colloquium will begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 2:00 and runs through 12:00 on Friday, March 29, 2019.

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Call For Papers: Young Historians

The Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, in partnership with the Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies at Messiah College, and with the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, welcomes paper proposals for its “Young Historians Spotlight,” held June 3, 2019.

Invited to participate are high school students, undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students, those who have just started careers in history, as well as those who are “young” in scholarly study of historical topics (no matter what their age).

All must be engaged in original research using chiefly primary sources (written and/or oral). All should either be a part of a Historic Peace Church (Amish, Brethren in Christ, Church of the Brethren, Mennonite, Religious Society of Friends/Quaker, etc.) or focusing on one or more of these traditions. 

Those interested should submit a 250-word proposal, for a 20-minute paper to be given at the symposium, along with a brief autobiographical sketch and full contact information, by April 23, 2019. Send these to Joel Nofziger at Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, 2215 Millstream Road, Lancaster, PA 17602, or at younghistorians@lmhs.org. A limited number of travel scholarships are available. Please note in the proposal whether this will be needed. The symposium will take place at the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 3.

Proposals are due April 23, 2019

For the seventh year in a row, young historians are being invited to share their research findings with others in a symposium in the Lancaster area. This event was conceived by Joel Nofziger and Devin Manzullo-Thomas, who were concerned about the limited venues there are where young adults engaged in historical research and writing are the focus of attention, especially those from Historic Peace Churches. In the symposiums, three of the proposals received are accepted for papers to be given in a public event. In addition, the papers are subsequently published in Pennsylvania Mennonite Heritage. 

In the past, papers have included topics such as John F. Funk and the dissemination of information to the scattered churches of America, Quaker Anne Knight and her lifelong efforts for the rights of the disenfranchised, and the peace position of the Church of the Brethren, among others. 

Symposium Planning Committee: Jeff Bach, Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College; Simone Horst, Menno Simons Historical Library, Eastern Mennonite University; Jason Kauffman, MC USA Archives; Devin Manzullo-Thomas, Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies at Messiah College; Joel Nofziger, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society; and Anne Yoder, Swarthmore College Peace Collection

Pennsylvania Center for Folklore Spring 2019 Event Series

PennState Harrisburg, 777 West Harrisburg Pike, Middletown, PA 17057

  • Wednesday, April 3, 6 p.m.Visiting Writer: Russel Brakefield,  Oliver LaGrone Cultural Arts Center, Olmstead Building
  • Thursday, April 25, 7 p.m.Concert: Apes of the State, Stacks Market Stage, Olmstead Building

For additional information, contact Anthony Buccitelli at (717) 948-6727 or abb20@psu.edu