Subjects, Settlers, Citizens: The 1870s Mennonites in Historical Context

October 4 – 5, 2024 @ University of Winnipeg

In 1874, the first of more than 7,000 Mennonites arrived in the newly-created province of Manitoba, in a migration that would continue through the end of the decade. Facing a broad program of government reforms that eliminated their status as privileged subjects, they had left imperial Russia in favour of settlement in Canada, which promised religious freedom and the opportunity to live according to traditional patterns.

This sesquicentennial conference organized by the Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies will consider the history and legacy of the “Kanadier” Mennonites, as they became known, from an interdisciplinary perspective.

  • Date : 10/04/2024 - 10/05/2024
  • Venue : The University of Winnipeg

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