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A Historical Look at the Amish

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Dr. Mark Louden will discuss Amish history at a live virtual  program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 10 at   https://allentx.swagit.com/live/  Questions can be submitted until 8:30 p.m., Sept. 10 at  liveonstage@cityofallen.org 

Dr. Mark Louden received his graduate training in Germanic linguistics at Cornell University.  A fluent speaker of Pennsylvania Dutch, he has written extensively on the history and contemporary situation of the language and its speakers.  He is the author of Pennsylvania Dutch: The Story of an American Language, published by the Johns Hopkins University Press.  After twelve years at the University of Texas at Austin, he joined the faculty of the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he is the Alfred L. Shoemaker, J. William Frey, and Don Yoder Professor of Germanic Linguistics and director of the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies. 

Dr. Louden is also an affiliate faculty member in the University of Wisconsin Religious Studies Program and the Mosse-Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies.

Call 214-509-4911 for additional information. 

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