Just a note on the Amish Technology conference, to be held June 6-8, 2013 at the Young Center at Elizabethtown College. The call for papers deadline has been extended from October 1 to October 15. One other important point: proposals are welcome for any Amish-related topics, not just those connected with technology.
From the conference description:
This international conference will highlight the challenges of recent technology (the Internet, social media, and telecommunications, for example) and technology’s impact on manufacturing, family life, consumption, medicine, and leisure for Amish communities in North America. In addition, conference presentations and seminars will cover many aspects of Amish life and include comparative studies of non-Amish traditional groups of Anabaptist origin.
Topics will include health care, mental health, social services, agriculture, business, history, quilts, and Amish-themed fiction. Optional field trips within the local Amish community are also planned.
You can find more details at the conference website.