Media

Video/Podcasts

Guest, Other Side of the Mic, “Episode 5 – Dispatches from the OHA Part 1,” Oct 26, 2017.

Keynote Roundtable, “Public Humanities 2.0:  Cultural Heritage Research-and-Teaching in a Digital Age,” University of Delaware Summer Faculty Institute, June 1, 2015, 1-3 pm.

Podcast, author talk, “The Amish Quilt Craze: Art, Business, and Authenticity,” Hagley Museum and Library, Wilmington, DE, September 18, 2014.

PA Books, Pennsylvania Cable Network, December, 2013.

“Passing Time” with Chester County Historical Society curator Ellen Endslow, WCHE 1520 radio, West Chester, PA, November, 20, 2013. Podcast archived here.

American Patchwork & Quilting Radio, Voice of Quilting radio show and podcast with host Pat Sloan, October 21, 2013, 4:00 PM Eastern.

“Amish Quilts, New and Old,” on Quilt Out Loud! With Mark Lipinski and Jodie Davis, QNN TV, April 2012.

Video Podcast: “‘It’s Fashionable to be Pennsylvania Dutch Today’: Disseminating Traditional Design in a Modern World,” Guest Lecture, International Quilt Study Center & Museum, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, September 2008.

Writing by Me

With Doug Boyd, and Charles Hardy III, “Connecting the Classroom and the Archive: Oral History, Pedagogy, & Goin’ North,” Oral History in the Digital Age, 2017.

“Oral History for the ‘Quiet in the Land,’” Anabaptist Historians, January 19, 2017. 

“On Exhibit: Contextualizing Amish Quilts,” Anabaptist Historians, October 6, 2016.

Guest post, “Annual meeting workshop preview: Creating Digital Oral History Exhibits,” Oral History Association blog, July 26, 2016.

Guest post, “Thank you, Quilters Newsletter Magazine,” Quilt Alliance blog, July 19, 2016.

“Like, Comment, Share: Social Media as Quilt Documentation,” Quilters Newsletter, June/July 2015.

Guest post, “Quilting by the Yard,” Amish America, June 11, 2015. 

Guest post, “Mary Lapp and Hannah Stoltzfoos: Amish Quilt Innovators,” Amish America, May 21, 2015.

Guest post, “‘Church Amish’ Quilting in the 1940s,” Amish America, March 13, 2015.

Guest post, “What are Haps? Janneken Smucker explains,” Amish America, Feb. 19, 2015.

Guest post, “Ohio Amish Quilts in California,” Amish America, Feb. 6, 2015. 

Guest post, “For Every Rule, There is an Exception,” Johns Hopkins University Press Blog, Dec. 5, 2014. 

Johns Hopkins University Press, Guest Blogger, “Amish Quilters Wanted,” December, 3, 2013

Q & A about Amish Quilts at Amish America, November 11 and November 15, 2013.

Guest Post, Johns Hopkins University Press Blog, “Quilting the Cover,” November 6, 2013.

In the News

Michaelle Bond, “Dusty tapes to innovative website, tales from African Americans’ Great Migration,” Philadelphia Inquirer, Dec 31, 2016.

Whitney Hale, “UK’s Nunn Center, West Chester University Students Chronicle First Great Migration Online,” University of Kentucky News, Dec 8, 2016.

Goin’ North: Innovation in Digital History,” West Chester University News, December 8, 2016. 

Todd Moye, “Goin’ North: Stories from the Great Migration to Philadelphia,” media review, Oral History Review 43, no. 2 (September 1, 2016): 425–27.

Nicole Belolan, “Alumni Profile: Janneken Smucker,” History of American Civilization Ph.D. Blog, University of Delaware, Sept. 24, 2015. 

Michele Moravec, “Goin’ North,” Cross Ties, Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities blog, Rutgers University, Camden, March 24, 2015.

Kathy Mathews, “Interview with Janneken Smucker — Author of Amish Quilts,” Quilting! Sewing! Creating! | Chicago Now, August 22, 2014.  

Deb Fry, “Can Amish Quilts be Thought of as Modern?” Quilt Stalking, April 4, 2014.

Canadian Mennonite, Spring 2014 List of Books and Resources.

Third Floor Quilts, March 4, 2014.

Kyla Crisostomo,”Demystifying Amish Quilts,” Broad Strokes, National Museum for Women and the Arts, March 7, 2014.

Meg Cox, “Hot New Book About Amish Quilts,” Quilt Journalist Tells All, January 2014.

Eva Gray, “Sewing Community: The Sarasota Quilt Lecture Series,” The Jumping Mullet Podcast, January 23, 2014.

Chenoa Mitchell, “Author, Quilter, Speaks on the Art of Amish Quilts,” Goshen College Record, January 15, 2014. 

“Quilt-making author plans Goshen events,” South Bend Tribune, January 9, 2014.

Lydia Sheaks, “Amish quilt book author will speak at Goshen College,” Elkhart Truth, January 8, 2014.

“Fellow Smucker’s Studies on Amish Quilts is Available as a Book,” James Renwick Alliance Quarterly, Fall 2013.

University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Education and Human Sciences, CEHS News You Can Use, “CEHS Good News,” December 6, 2013.