Annual Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies Mini-Conference

Please join the members of APASA at one of our annual mini-conferences, held in conjunction with other professional meetings. APASA mini-conferences are low-key events that provide an opportunity to share your work and get feedback, meet colleagues who have similar focuses, and discover potential collaborators.

The 2018 Annual Mini-Conference

Portland, OR: July 27, 2018

To be held in conjunction with the Rural Sociological Society annual meeting, which runs from July 26-29. The RSS theme is Science in Society, Society in Science — Toward a 21st Century Model for Social Scientific Research


Acceptance to the APASA mini-conference is a two-step process. First, proposals are reviewed within APASA. Accepted proposals are then submitted to the RSS review committee for final approval. While it is likely that RSS will accept APASA’s proposals, submissions are not formally accepted until RSS approves them.

APASA charges no fees associated with the conference. However, APASA members will need to separately register for the RSS conference, either full registration or one-day registration for the APASA mini-conference day. RSS does offer student and diversity travel grants. If you think you would qualify, consider applying directly to RSS; see the annual meeting page at for more information.

Future Mini-Conferences

2019: To be announced

2020: To be announced

Past Mini-Conferences

2017: Columbus, OH

The Amish & Plain Anabaptist Studies mini-conference at the Rural Sociological Society annual meeting in Columbus, OH. Thursday and Friday, July 27-28. The poster and program is available at this link.

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