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New Position at UW: Assistant Professor in Mennonite History/ ED of Plett Foundation

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

“The University of Winnipeg is seeking applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Mennonite History.  The successful candidate will be appointed in the History department, will teach History (including cross-listed Mennonite Studies courses), and will have a PhD in History or a relevant discipline. […] Historically, this position has been held by the Executive Director (ED) of the D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation, and if it is agreeable to both parties, the successful candidate will be offered the ED position.”

Please see full posting for further details on the position and application procedure.

UW Hist Prof - PF Exec Dir Ad - Jan 30, 2018


2nd Annual CTMS Lecture & Mennonite Heritage Archives Grand Opening

Friday, October 6, 2017

Hans Werner, the Executive Director of the Plett Foundation, represented the Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies at the grand opening of the Mennonite Heritage Archives.

Hans Werner, the Executive Director of the Plett Foundation, represented the Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies at the grand opening of the Mennonite Heritage Archives.

The Plett Foundation, as part of the Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies (CTMS) at the University of Winnipeg, along with the Mennonite Heritage Archives, Canadian Mennonite University (CMU), and Mennonite Church Canada (MC Canada) celebrated the official grand (re)opening of the Mennonite Heritage Archives under a new partnership between CTMS, CMU, and MC Canada. It was great to see so much community support in the crowd that attended the evening.

In conjunction with the opening, the 2nd Annual CTMS Lecture was given by Royden Loewen, Chair in Mennonite Studies at the University of Winnipeg.  His talk, “Hoax & Reality: Climate Change and Mennonite Farmers in Global Context,” explored the responses to climate change of Mennonite farmers in the Global North (Iowa, USA and Friesland, Netherlands) with those in the Global South (Riva Palacio, Bolivia and Matabeleland, Zimbabwe) and invited engaging discussion on a timely topic during the Q & A.

Thanks to everyone for coming out to celebrate this milestone with us!


CTMS Lecture and Opening of the Mennonite Heritage Archives

Friday, September 8, 2017

roy2016   You are invited to join in the official launch of the Mennonite Heritage Archives under the new partnership of   Canadian Mennonite University, the Center for Transnational Mennonite Studies (CTMS) and Mennonite Church Canada. On October 5, 2017 we will gather at the Archives and Gallery building on the CMU south campus to celebrate this new era for the archives and Mennonite history. We will begin with the launch at 7:00 pm followed by a reception and the annual CTMS lecture by Dr. Royden Loewen, entitled “Hoax and Reality: Climate Change and the Mennonite Farmer in Global Context”.


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