Molochna 2004 Mennonites and their Neighbours, 1804-2004 by sarahmccarthy


									                   Molochna 2004: Mennonites and their Neighbours, 1804-2004
                                      An International Scholarly Conference

                                              Zaporizhzhe, Ukraine
                                                 June 2-5, 2004

                                             Conference Program
                  TUESDAY, 2 JUNE: OPENING CEREMONY AND DINNER, 6:30-9:30 PM
                         Banquet Room, 2nd Floor, Intourist Hotel, Zaporizhzhe

Chair: Ivan Anosov, Rector, Melitopol State Pedagogical University
Special Guests:
     Nikolai Romanovich Novichenko, First Deputy Chair of the Ukrainian State Committee on Religion
     Anatolii Ivanovich Striuk, Deputy Chair of the Zaporizhzhe Oblast Administration
     Natalia Vladimirovich Derkach, Chief Administrator of Nationalities, Immigration, and Religion, Zaporizhzhe
     Oblast Administration
Words of Welcome:
     1. Anatolii Ivanovich Striuk, Deputy Chair of the Zaporizhzhe Oblast Administration
     2. Nikolai Krylov, Melitopol State Pedagogical University
Keynote Address: John Staples, State University of New York at Fredonia “Putting „Russia‟ back into Russian
         Mennonite History: The Crimean War, Emancipation, and the Molochna Mennonite Landlessness Crisis”

                                              THURSDAY, JUNE 3

Session 1A – 8:45-10:30 – Conference Hall: Education
Chair:            Viktor Klets
Discussant:       Irina Cherkazianova
E. G. Pleskaia: “The Molochna Mennonite School Council”
O.V. Zamuruitsev: “The Primary Education System in the Molochna Mennonite Settlement in the late 19th and early
         20th Centuries”

Session 1B – 8:45-10:30 – Theater: Agriculture and Forestry
Chair:            Aleksandr Tedeev
Discussant:       Natalia Ostasheva-Venger
Alexander Betkher: “Mennonites in Western Siberia: Adaptations to Regional Agricultural Methods in the late 19th
         and early 20th Centuries”
K. V. Rudchenko: “The Role of Mennonites in the Intensification of Steppe Forestry in the first half of the 19 th

Coffee Break – 10:30-10:50

Session 2A – 10:50-12:25 – Conference Hall: Medical Care and Humanitarian Aid
Chair:            Paul Toews
Discussant:       Johannes Dyck
Art and Marlyce Friesen: “Mennonites, their Faith, and the Medical Institutions they developed in South Central
         Ukraine before WWI”
V. E. Reznik: “Historical and Medical-Hygienic Aspects of the Establishment and Development of Mennonite
Pieter Visser: “Dutch Mennonite Famine Relief”

Session 2B – 10:50-12:25 – Theater: Economic Contributions
Chair:           P. P. Vibe
Discussant:      Nikolai Krylov
Natalia Ostasheva-Venger: “The Mennonite Component in Russian Industry: A Regional Analysis of Economic
         Development, 1850-1914”
Marina Belikova: “Mennonite Contributions to Ukrainian Industrialization”
Katherina Lyakh: “Mennonite and German Model Farmers in Southern Ukraine, 1847-1900”

Lunch – 12:30-1:45        Hotel Restaurant

Session 3A – 1:45-3:30 – Conference Hall: Daughter Settlements
Chair:           Walter Unger
Discussant:      John Staples
L. I. Moskaliuk: “Socio-Demographic Factors determining Speech Behaviour among Ethnic Germans”
Gerhard Ratzlaff: “The Continuation of the Mennonite Commonwealth in Paraguay: Parallels and Contrasts with
P. P. Vibe: “Mennonites in Siberia”

Session 3B – 1:45-3:30 – Theater: Mennonites and the Tsarist State
Chair:           Katherina Neufeld
Discussant:      Svetlana Bobyleva
Valeriia Babkova: “They were Strangers to All: Russian Understanding of Mennonites in the North Caucasus in the
I. V. Cherkazianova: “Central Schools: Channels for Russification or Aids to the Self-Isolation of Germans?”
S. P. Shevchuk: “Educational and Scientific Activities of Johann Cornies in the Azov Region”

Coffee Break – 3:30-3:50

Session 4 – 3:50-5:35 – Conference Hall: New Developments in Mennonite Historiography
Chair:           Fedor Turchenko
Discussant:      Paul Toews
Sergei V. Baakh: “Museum Resources as Sources on the History and Culture of the German-Speaking Population of
         Western Siberia”
Tamara N. Chernova: “History of Mennonite Settlers in Russia: Historiography of the Last Ten Years”
Harvey L. Dyck: “Reflections and Conclusions about Tsarist and Soviet Mennonite Studies in 2004: The View from
         the University of Toronto”

                                                  FRIDAY, JUNE 4

7:45 AM: Depart by Bus from Zaporizhzhe Intourist Hotel to Melitopol State Pedagogical University

10:00-10:00: Words of Welcome – Ivan Anosov, Rector, Melitopol State Pedagogical University

Session 1 – 10:10-11:55: Religion I
Chair:           Pieter Visser
Discussant:      Oksana Besnosova
Johannes Dyck: “New Skins for New Wine: The Structure of the First Russian Baptist Congregations in Southern
John R. Staples: “Pietism and Progress in the Molochna: The „Great Awakening‟ of Johann Cornies”
Sergei Zhuk: “The Radical Reformation on the Ukrainian Steppes” Mennonite-Shalaput Cultural Dialogue during the

Lunch – 12:00-1:15         University Cafeteria

Session 2 – 1:15-3:00: Religion II
Chair:           Abe Dueck
Discussant:      Sergei Zhuk
Oksana Besnosova: “What did P.M. Friesen Leave Out?: Mennonites and the Orthodox Church in the Late 19 th
Astrid von Schlachta: “A New – Old – Identity? Influences and Interaction between Mennonites and Hutterites in
         South Russia”
L. I. Sennikova: “Soviet Religious Legislation and the Mennonites before 1941”

Coffee Break – 3:00-3:20

Session 3 – 3:20-4:55: Geography and Inter-Ethnic Relations
Chair:           Iurii Kniazkov
Discussant:      S. V. Volovnik
N.V. Krylov: “The Role of Molochna Mennonites in the Formation of the Settlement Network of the
         Zaporizhzhe/Azov Region”
A. N. Krylova: “Mennonite Landowners in Melitopol Uezd, 1889-1914”
S. I. Pachev: “Bulgarians and Mennonites in the Northern Azov Region: Pages of a Common History”

5:00-7:00: Opening of Museum Exhibition and Reception: Melitopol Regional History Museum

7:00 PM: Depart by Bus from Museum to Intourist Hotel, Zaporizhzhe

9:15 PM: Late Dinner

                                              SATURDAY, JUNE 5

Session 1A – 8:30-10:15 – Conference Hall: The 1930s and 1940s
Chair:           Natalia Ostasheva-Venger
Discussant:      Peter Letkemann
Viktor Klets: “Ukrianian Mennonites during the German Occupation in WWII”
T. Plokhotniuk: “The Life and Death of Jacob Aron Rempel: An Example of Mennonite Resistance to Destructive
         State Power”
S. V. Volovnik: “Molochna Mennonites – Victims of Stalinist Repression”

Session 1B – 8:30-10:15 – Theater: Revolution, Civil War, and Soviet Control
Chair:            Nikolai Krylov
Discussant:       Aleksandr Tedeev
S. I. Bobyleva: “The Tragic Events of the Civil War in Mennonite Settlements of Southern Ukraine: Causes, Character,
         and Outcomes”
David Sudermann: “Revolution in Halbstadt?: The Events of 16-21 February 1918”
A. N. Ignatusha: “Mennonites and Dneprostroi”

Coffee Break – 10:15-10:30

Session 2 – 10:30-11:45 – Conference Hall: Mennonite Culture
Chair:           Johannes Dyck
Discussant:      David Sudermann
Peter Letkemann: “The Contribution of Heinrich Franz to the Russian Mennonite Tradition of Congregational and
         Choral Singing”
Tatiana V. Martyniuk: “Ethnic Aspects of Music Education”
Rudy Wiebe: “Finding a Writer‟s Life”

12:00: Depart by Bus for Lichtenau – Box Lunch on Bus

2:30-4:00: Unveiling of Lichtenau Memorial

7:00-9:30: Conference Banquet – Zaporizhzhe Intourist Hotel Banquet Hall

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