The idea that Mennonites moved across the Russian Empire as settlers is not new. However, recognition that Mennonites frequently colonized land belonging to Muslims has rarely been incorporated into historical analysis. This public lecture with Aileen Friesen titled, "Fretz Visiting Scholar Lecture: Muslim-Mennonite Encounters in the Russian Empire" will explore that little known history.
About the speaker:
Dr. Aileen Friesen is a scholar of Russian history, with an emphasis on religion in the Russian empire. She is the inaugural recipient of the Fretz Fellowship at Conrad Grebel University College
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