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Tuesday, September 22, 2015 • 7:30 pm
Bucher Meetinghouse

Writing About Amish Women

Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, professor of anthropology at SUNY Potsdam, explores the challenges of writing about Amish women's lives and the role of women in Amish communities. Johnson-Weiner is author of New York Amish: Life in the Plain Communities of the Empire State and Train Up a Child: Old Order Amish and Mennonite Schools and coauthor (with Donald B. Kraybill and Steven M. Nolt) of The Amish.

Thursday, October 22, 2015 • 7:30 pm 
Bucher Meetinghouse

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 
Bucher Meetinghouse

Anabaptists Around the World

Conrad L. Kanagy, professor of sociology at Elizabethtown College, presents preliminary findings from the Global Anabaptist Profile 2015, a study of twenty-two Mennonite groups from eighteen countries.

Elizabethtown College