Crossing the Line: Women of Anabaptist Traditions Encounter Borders and Boundaries

Crossing the Line: Women of Anabaptist Traditions Encounter Borders and Boundaries, at Eastern Mennonite University on June 22-25, 2017. Twenty years after the watershed conference The Quiet in the Land? Women of Anabaptist Traditions in Historical Perspective in 1995, new topics, approaches, and viewpoints invite further examination of the constructions of gendered experience within groups in the Anabaptist tradition. The theme “crossing boundaries and borders” can and should encompass a wide range of disciplines, approaches and topics, and we seek submissions from scholars, students, activists, and practitioners, as well as literary, performing and visual artists. Crossing might entail traversing the lines between public and private spaces; church/community and “the world”; quietism and activism; expected decorum/silence and speaking out; gender constructions; sexualities and gender self-identities; race, ethnicity and class; religious and theological belief systems; nation states in the making of transnationalism; disciplinary expressions. A limited number of travel grants will be available, with highest priority going to presenters coming from the global south and students.

Please submit a one-page CV and a 250-word abstract for a paper, a creative performance or presentation, or a complete panel/workshop session (with presenters indicated) to, by September 1, 2016. The program committee will send out its decisions of acceptance by January 15, 2017. For more information, please go to the conference website:

Call for Papers

Conference or Publication
Proposal Deadline
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Posted by Marlene Epp
Conrad Grebel University College
Posted on 1 Dec 2015 - 1:22pm