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Badger Talk: Burlington “Who are the Amish?”

June 15, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Mark Louden is a linguist who received his training in Germanic linguistics at Cornell University. A fluent speaker of Pennsylvania Dutch, he has published extensively on this language and other German-American varieties, as well as Yiddish. In addition to his position as the Alfred L. Shoemaker, J. William Frey, and Don Yoder Professor of Germanic Linguistics, he directs the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies and is affiliated with the Religious Studies Program, the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, and the Department of Linguistics. He serves as an interpreter and cultural mediator for Amish in multiple settings.

“Who Are the Amish?”
Professor Louden begins by presenting an overview contrasting widely-held myths with facts about the Amish and closely related religious groups such as the Mennonites, of which he is a practicing member. He will cover history, tenets of faith of the various branches, life style customs, and much more. After the presentation, Dr. Louden welcomes the chance to talk with you and answer your questions.

This talk is hosted by the Burlington Public Library.

This talk will be hosted via Zoom. Email jmelchi@burlington.lib.wi.us to receive the link to this meeting.


June 15, 2020
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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