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

Holmes County, OH: June 1, 2018

At the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center ("Behalt")


We invite abstracts and proposals for posters, paper presentations, organized sessions, or panels / round-tables.

In addition to being within closer reach of most plain Anabaptist scholars, the Holmes County location also allows us to substantially reduce the registration fee to $15 for APASA members (and $35 for non-members).

If you have not had a chance to visit the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center’s new library wing, this mini-conference will give you the opportunity to get acquainted with their materials and research resources. And if you have not seen the Center’s main attraction—the magnificent 360-degree “Behalt” painting of Amish and Mennonite history—this will be your chance.

Registration: Members-$15; Non-members-$35 (payable on-site)

Meals: Meals will be held at local restaurants. Registration fee does not include meals, which is estimated at $10-$20 per meal.

Lodging: Attendees are responsible for arranging their own lodging if needed. Hotels are available in Berlin, Millersburg, Walnut Creek, Sugarcreek, New Philadeplhia / Dover, and Wooster, and advanced reservations are sugested due to this being the late spring tourist season.


Future Mini-Conferences

April 2019: The APASA mini-conference will be held Friday and Saturday, April 27-28, in Columbus, OH. This will be a joint meeting with the bi-annual Amish Health Conference of Project Hoffnung. The meeting will be held during the Ohio Osteopathic Association's annual symposium.

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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