Join the Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies Association



Established in 2018, the Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies Association (APASA) is a network of scholars, service providers, instructors, plain people, and others interested in the study of the Amish and plain Anabaptists. The goal of APASA is to provide a supportive context for plain Anabaptist research.

Membership is on a calendar year basis from January 1 to December 31. New members may enroll at anytime and receive both issues of JAPAS and all other benefits through the remainder of the year.

Membership in APASA includes the following benefits:

Subscription to JAPAS

JAPAS is released twice a year. APASA members can choose to receive a hardcopy subscription for a reduced rate.

Annual APASA Mini-Conference

The annual APASA mini-conference is held either independently or in conjunction with another conference. APASA members may submit proposals for a paper presentation or poster for the annual mini-conference.

Meeting fees vary depending on venue and agreements with any umbrella sponsoring conferences. We work to keep costs affordable. Proposals and abstracts should be submitted to the APASA review committee. If applicable, accepted abstracts will then be submitted to the umbrella professional organization .

APASA Announcements Listserv Subscription

The announcements listserv helps APASA members keep up with developments in plain Anabaptist studies, from new publications to professional news and from calls for papers and proposals to newspaper articles about plain people. The moderator posts items, while subscribers help keep content fresh by submitting items of interest. This format functions as something between a listserv—where anyone can post anything without organization—and a newsletter—which is a lot of organized information coming out occasionally and sometimes too late.

The listserv categories include:

Contribute to JAPAS

JAPAS is a member-supported publication. As such, joining APASA allows members to submit articles. Members are also the first line of contacts for book reviews and peer reviews. Authors who are submitting content for possible publication may join APASA at the time of submitting, although only one author is required to be a member.

Completing Payment for your Annual Membership

First fill out the membership form: JOIN APASA OR RENEW MEMBERSHIP

Only fill this form out once; you will only receive confirmation on the webpage, not an email confirmation. If you have any troubles, email the treasurer:

After filling out the form, send payment to complete your order

1-year membership: Professional + JAPAS hard copy subscription ($50)

1-year membership: Professional ($30)

1-year membership: Student or underemployed ($15)

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For check:
(1) Make check payable to "Cory Anderson"
(2) Indicate your membership selection and "for APASA" as a note
(3) Mail to:
Cory Anderson, APASA
7010 State Route 241
Millersburg, OH 44654

When payment is received, we will email an acknowledgement. Email with questions or problems.

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