Interested in Studying Mennonite History?

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

The Plett Foundation offers Master’s, PhD, postdoctoral, and short-term visiting fellowships for studying and researching Mennonite history at the University of Winnipeg. Visit our Fellowships page to learn more. The application deadline is February 15.

“Mennonites & Alcohol” – Preservings Fall/Winter 2021

Tuesday, December 21, 2021

Did you know that one of Poland’s most famous liqueurs was produced by Danzig Mennonites? Or that in the early years, over half the income of the administration of the Chortitza colony was generated from brandy sales and tavern and distillery leases? Mennonite attitudes toward the consumption and production of alcohol have varied over the years. Our theme issue on the subject will fascinate.

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“Exchanges & Connections” – Preservings Spring/Summer 2021

Friday, July 9, 2021

The summer issue of Preservings was recently mailed to subscribers. Titled “Encounters & Connections,” it features stories of crossings of cultural boundaries between Mennonites and non-Mennonites, from the Bartsch brothers who as Bible salesmen encountered Muslims in Central Asia, to the “English” lawyer J. B. McLaren who acted on behalf of Mennonites in negotiations with the Canadian government in western Canada, to Ernie Braun’s story of a German POW in southern Manitoba who shared his name. Among other items, the issue also contains stories on the terrible effects of the 1919 pandemic in Saskatchewan, the early life of Winnipeg Communist city councillor Jacob Penner, and an account of a return visit to the Molotschna colony in 1908.

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