What Young Historians Are Thinking
The Sider Institute for Anabaptist, Pietist, and Wesleyan Studies at Messiah College is inviting proposals for the next “What Young Historians Are Thinking” symposium, to be held on June 5, 2017, at Ridgeview Mennonite Church in Gordonville, Pennsylvania. Also sponsored by the Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society and the Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College, the symposium encourages young historians to be engaged in original research and provides a venue to present their findings.
Invited participants include undergraduate and graduate students, those who have just started careers in history, as well as those just beginning scholarly historical study. The research must be original, using mostly primary sources. Participants must be part of an Historic Peace Church (including the Brethren in Christ) and the research must be related to this tradition.
We would like to encourage more Brethren in Christ participation in this event. If you are or know a young historian (as broadly defined above), please consider this opportunity. More information or contact Devin Manzullo-Thomas
MCC at 100
In 2020, Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) will celebrate 100 years of relief, service, and development around the world. The centennial conference, to be held October 23-24, 2020 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, invites proposals that examine the past, present, and future of MCC.
Again, we encourage Brethren in Christ involvement in this event. The Brethren in Christ have been part of MCC since the early 1940s, many have volunteered with MCC domestically or internationally, served on staff in MCC national and regional offices, or served on one or more MCC binational, national, or regional boards. Brethren in Christ individuals have had significant impact on MCC over the years, and many Brethren in Christ people in other countries have benefitted from MCC relief and development efforts.
While the conference and the deadline for proposals is still a long way off, it’s not too early to begin thinking about topics that could be explored from a Brethren in Christ perspective. More information.