Upcoming Academic Conferences
Twenty years have passed since the watershed conference The Quiet in the Land? Women of Anabaptist Traditions in Historical Perspective took place in 1995. New topics, approaches, and viewpoints invite further examination of the constructions of gendered experience within groups in the Anabaptist tradition. Crossing boundaries and borders can and should encompass a wide range of disciplines, approaches and topics. This conference will encourage participants to think creatively about how Anabaptists, Mennonites, Amish and related groups have crossed and continue to cross lines, borders and boundaries.
Past Academic Conferences
Mennonite/s Writing VI
March 29-April 1, 2012
This conference was held March 29-April 1, 2012, and was sixth in a series of Mennonite writing conferences in the United States and Canada and the first to come to the East Coast. The weekend included readings, scholarly paper presentations, writing workshops, performances, book-signings, and feasting.
Conversations on Attachment
March 31-April 2, 2011
This conference was held March 31-April 2, 2011, and featured internationally recognized speakers who cited the results of several decades of research to support their assertions that caring relations are as necessary to human life as air, food and water. The conference explored the concept that one of our most important tasks as humans is to learn how to form healthy attachments – with each other, with the earth, and with God.
God, Democracy and U.S. Power
September 23-25, 2004
This conference was held September 23-25, 2004, and focused upon the meaning of citizenship in the U.S. from the perspective of the Believers Church. The planners observed that the U.S. possesses and exercises unprecedented influence on a global scale. The conference was designed to clarify together what it means to be both citizens of the state and members of the body of Christ.
Ethics of Biotechnology
November 13-15, 2003
This conference was held November 13-15, 2003, and focused on:
- The fundamental biological basis of genetic research with its prospective promises and perils.
- The process of clarifying bioethical dilemmas through deliberation, evaluation of alternatives, and insights of others.
- Understanding the complexity of bioethical dilemmas by seeing how varied disciplines highlight different dimensions of the issues.
- Articulating foundational Christian and Anabaptist values that influence bioethical decision-making.
Conference and Event News
- October 3rd, 2016
More than a dozen police departments from across the country plan to meet in the Shenandoah Valley to discuss restorative justice practices. The Harrisonburg Police Department (HPD) and Eastern Mennonite … read more
- September 7th, 2016
Former EMU All-American Hannah Chappell-Dick (Bluffton, Ohio/Bluffton) has been named one of the top 30 honorees for the 2016 NCAA Woman of the Year Award. She is the first-ever woman … read more
- August 26th, 2016
In 2014, the Frazier family planted a field of sunflowers along well-traveled Va. 33. They didn’t quite anticipate the impact of the flowers on passers-by, who stopped cars, gawked, took … read more