Academic journal article Mennonite Quarterly Review

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Academic journal article Mennonite Quarterly Review

News and Announcements

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Conference: "Amish America: Plain Technology in a Cyber World," an international conference to be held at The Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies, Elizabethtown College (Pa.) on June 6-8, 2013. The conference will highlight the challenges of recent technology (the Internet, social media, and telecommunications) and technology's impact on manufacturing, family life, consumption, medicine, and leisure for Amish communities in North America. In addition, conference presentations and seminars will cover many aspects of Amish life and include comparative studies of non-Amish traditional groups of Anabaptist origin. Topics will include health care, mental health, social services, agriculture, business, history, quilts, and Amish-themed fiction. Who should attend? Scholars, researchers, extension educators, law enforcement personnel, government officials, health care professionals, and other service providers who work with members of Amish communities. The conference will provide a forum for understanding cultural change and social diversity in Amish life, presenting research findings on Plain communities, networking with colleagues, enhancing services to Plain communities in sensitive ways, and learning of new resources for understanding Old Order culture. …

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