Prof Dan McKanan - Carrying a Special ICSA Camphill Flag!

Camphill Pages - Spring/Summer 2019

We are approaching a remarkable event this July with the International Communal Studies Association Gathering at Camphill in the USA. Many from Camphill including Andrew Plant from Milltown Scotland will go having submitted papers on the theme and the programme is printed below.

International Communities Conference in America

Camphill Pages - Spring/Summer 2019


In July this year the four Camphill communities near Hudson, New York are hosting the International Communal Studies Association (ICSA) conference. Prof. Dan Mckanan is a good friend of Camphill and he is also the current President of ICSA, so he has arranged this conference to be the place and time that the wider movement of intentional communities gets to meet the Camphill movement. Conference guests will be staying in the four communities - Copake, Triform, Camphill Hudson and Camphill Ghent. Camphill people will be making plenary presentations, holding workshops and presenting papers.

Diversity and Inclusion in Intentional Communities: Conference Schedule




the Triennial Conference of the International Communal Studies Association

Conference Dates: July 18-21, 2019

Conference Location: Camphill Communities near Hudson, NY, USA

Welcome to the International Communal Studies Association’s thirteenth triennial conference! We are very excited about the program we have developed and hope you will enjoy our sessions, tours, performances, and workshops! This conference will explore strategies that intentional communities use to promote the inclusion and empowerment of persons of diverse abilities, cultures, races, economic backgrounds, religions, ages, genders, and sexualities. We will ask: What can the field of communal studies learn from the unique experiences of communities that focus on the experiences of particular groups that have historically been marginalized? How have communities succeeded or failed in their efforts to increase diversity or strengthen inclusion? What is the relationship between the mere presence of previously excluded persons in a community, and the full inclusion and empowerment of those persons?

A Message from Professor Yaacov Oved, Joint Founder of the ICSA, to the participants of the ICSA 2019 Conference at Camphill, NY, USA

Dear friends,
I thank you for the opportunity to address the 13 th International Communal Studies Association Conference at Camphill Colonies in NY State. Since I am no longer able to make the long journey from my home in Kibbutz Palmachim,
Israel, I've asked Anton Marks to read my greetings to you.