Crossing the Line: Women of Anabaptist Traditions Encounter Borders and Boundaries

June 22-25, 2017

Read blog coverage of the conference at “Anabaptist Historians”

See the Full Program and Conference Details

Registration Cost

  • Day registration $35
  • Full 3-day registration $100
  • Plenary and evening sessions free and open to the public

On-site Registration

  • Thursday, June 22
    • 1-5:30 p.m. Campus Center Greeting Hall
    • 6:30 p.m.-7 p.m. outside the MainStage Theater in University Commons
  • Friday and Saturday
    • 8:00 a.m. -1:30 p.m. Campus Center Greeting Hall

Those who signed up for the Thursday Mennonite Women in the Shenandoah Valley History Tour and Dinner should be in the University Commons parking lot at 1:45 p.m.

Opening Plenary – Thursday, June 22

The conference opens Thursday evening at 7 p.m. MainStage Theater, University Commons
with Dr. Hasia Diner, New York University
“Jewish Women in America: A History of Their Own”

Art Exhibit Opening and Reception at 9:00 p.m. Margaret Martin Gehman Art Gallery and Common Grounds

Questions? Call 540-236-8691 or email awcrossingtheline@gmail.com


Dr. Hasia Diner has authored over ten books and several articles on the intersection of gender, religion and 19th and 20th century immigrant communities in the United States.


Cynthia Peacock served as a social worker with Mennonite Central Committee in India for 38 years.


Dr. Sofia Samatar specializes in contemporary African and Arabic literature.

Learn more about each of our speakers.

This program has been funded in part by a grant from Virginia Foundation for the Humanities Virginia Foundation for the Humanities

Program Committee

  • Rachel Epp Buller, Bethel College
  • Marlene Epp, Conrad Grebel University College, University of Waterloo
  • Kerry Fast, Independent Scholar
  • Luann Good Gingrich, York University
  • Rachel Waltner Goossen, Washburn University
  • Julia Spicher Kasdorf, Pennsylvania State University
  • Kimberly Schmidt, Eastern Mennonite University
  • Jan Bender Shetler, Goshen College
  • Mary Sprunger, Eastern Mennonite University

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