CALL FOR PAPERS

The Amish and Their Neighbors:
A Multidisciplinary Conference

June 2-4, 2022

The international conference will highlight issues arising from interaction between Amish communities and wider society, including those in areas such as public health, government regulation, business and economic development, charitable work, land use and environmental issues, tourism, and civic involvement.

Conference planners welcome proposals from scholars and practitioners working in disciplines such as social science, public policy, health care, and human services. Planners also welcome proposals on other aspects of Amish life, as well as ones related to other traditional Anabaptist groups. Proposals for presentations as well as poster sessions are acceptable.

Specifications: A clear statement of topic, methods, and significance (350 words or fewer) and a one-page résumé of the presenter

Submission: By e-mail attachment to amish2022@etown.edu

Deadline: November 1, 2021

Decisions: December 15, 2021

About the site

Amish Studies is an academic website developed by the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College to provide reliable information on Amish life and culture. Designed to assist scholars, students and the general public, the site was developed with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Amish population statistics are updated annually in the summer. Other information is updated periodically.

For more in-depth discussion about the Amish:
The Amish book cover

Authors: Donald Kraybill, Karen Johnson-Weiner, and Steven Nolt (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013; paperback, 2018)

Recent books

In partnership with the Johns Hopkins University Press, the Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies publishes innovative and creative scholarship. The latest volume in the series explores the roles and experiences of Amish women:
The Lives of Amish Women book cover
Author: Karen Johnson-Weiner (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020)