Dr. Royden Lowen: Horse and Buggy Genius: An Oral History

11 Dec 2014

Royden Loewen is the Chair in Mennonite Studies and Professor of History. In that capacity he is also editor of the Journal of Mennonite Studies and director of the Mennonite History Graduate Fellowship Program. He is also series editor of the “Ethnicity and Culture History Series” at University of Manitoba Press. His research interests include: North American immigration history; North American rural history; Canadian ethnic history; 19th and 20th century history of Mennonites in the Americas. Loewen has been involved in several research projects where he visits Mennonite farm villages around the world. These projects revolve around environmental and migratory history of the villages in Mexico, Siberia, Bolivia, Kansas and Manitoba.

About this Recording:

On Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at the Oral History Centre, Dr. Loewen presented a chapter of his latest work “Horse and Buggy Genius: An Oral History,” which traces migratory histories of Mennonite communities from around the world.

The History Seminar Series is a showcase of recent research, projects, and publications of faculty members in the Department of History at the University of Winnipeg. Hosted by the Visiting Lecturers’ Committee, the series’ goal is to share recent developments and build community both within the department and across disciplines.