Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies

About Us

Who We Are

The Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies (CTMS) is a research center at the University of Winnipeg that approaches the history and culture of Mennonites within a transnational context. It recognizes that Mennonites are a global people, historically engaging as settlers in international migrations, multi-national residences, international social services, and foreign missions amidst a strengthening dialogue between communities of the Global North and South. CTMS seeks to enhance teaching, research, knowledge mobilization, and community outreach by employing a transnational framework.

The Center was established in 2016 as a partnership between the Chair in Mennonite Studies (since 1978) and the community-based D.F. Plett Historical Research Foundation Inc. (located at the University of Winnipeg since 2005).


Its goal is to advance the teaching of Mennonite Studies, the research and knowledge mobilization of Mennonite society, and outreach within the wider public and Mennonite society.

Attend Our Upcoming Event

Reporting on Sexual Violence in Mennonite Newspapers

For CTMS's sixth annual lecture, Dr. Melanie Kampen will examine the coverage of sexual abuse in selected Canadian Mennonite newspapers from the 1980s to the present, analyzing how experiences of abuse in churches and communities are reported on, as well as shifts in attitudes towards women, abuse, and social and theological norms..

May 5, 2022

Virtual Lecture