Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies

About Us

Who We Are

The Centre for Transnational Mennonite Studies (CTMS) is a research centre 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.

CTMS 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.

Our Next Annual Conference

Subjects, Settlers, Citizens

The 1870s Mennonites in Historical Context

University of Winnipeg and Livestream