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Call for Papers “Religious Diversity: Conflict, Cooperation, Creolization”

June 16th, 2015 in Call for Papers 0 comments

Religious Diversity Call for PapersThe Center for Global Christianity & Mission will be co-hosting a graduate student conference at Boston University on “Religious Diversity: Conflict, Cooperation, and Creolization” to be held November 14th, 2015. Harvard University’s Diana L. Eck will give the keynote address, and there will be several panels of student papers. Please see the Religious Diversity Call for Papers with information for the call for papers. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2015.

For further information visit: https://reldivconf2015.eventbrite.com, or email cgcm@bu.edu.



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Call for Papers: Religion and Religions in the History of Missions

January 26th, 2015 in Announcements, Call for Papers 0 comments

The Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity is calling for papers for a conference at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut on June 25 – 27, 2015.

Offers of short papers are welcome on any aspect of the conference theme:  Religion and Religions in the History of Missions and World Christianity. Please submit your paper proposal with brief abstract via email to Martha Smalley (martha.smalley@yale.edu) by March 1. If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by March 15. Our pattern has been to have each oral presentation limited to 20-25 minutes, followed by discussion. Full papers are welcomed in advance and, if received by June 24, will be available for download by conference participants.

Preliminary information about the meeting is available at http://divinity-adhoc.library.yale.edu/Yale-Edinburgh/2015y-einfo.htm , including a link to the pre-registration/accommodations form.  If you plan to attend the conference, please submit the pre-registration form at your earliest convenience so that we can get a sense of how many to expect. If you need a letter of invitation in order to obtain a visa or institutional funding, please indicate this on the registration form. The registration deadline is April 30th.

Participation in the meeting is limited to members of the Yale-Edinburgh Group, which consists  de facto of the members of the  “Missions” listserv.  If you or someone you know are interested in participating in the conference but are not members of the listserv, please contact Martha Smalley (martha.smalley@yale.edu).

Information about a small number of fellowships sponsored by the Yale Divinity Library’s David M. Stowe Fund for Mission Research will be forthcoming in the next few days. These fellowships are available to cover travel and accommodations expenses of younger scholars who wish to attend the conference and spend some time at the Library doing research.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

On behalf of our esteemed conveners, Lamin Sanneh, Andrew Walls, and Brian Stanley,

Martha L. Smalley
Special Collections Librarian & Curator of the Day Missions Collection
Yale Divinity School Library
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 432-5289

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Call for Papers: Assessing Mission Studies Program Titles

January 9th, 2015 in Announcements, Call for Papers 0 comments

APM  Association of Professors of Mission

Call for Paper Proposals
Deadline:  February 13, 2015

2015 Annual Meeting
Wheaton College – Wheaton, IL
June 18-19, 2015

What’s in a Name?
Assessing Mission Studies Program Titles

The Association of Professors of Mission extends an open call for paper presentation proposals for its annual meeting.  Anyone interested in presenting at APM should submit a proposal title with a 150-200 word abstract and a 30 word biography to Nelson Jennings, APM President, at jennings@omsc.org.

The 2015 Annual Meeting of the APM will examine the titles that educational institutions, North American and otherwise, use for their mission studies programs. Many seminaries and colleges have switched from using program titles that contain the term mission(s) to social science labels, e.g., intercultural studies, or to different religious labels, e.g., the more recently developing discipline of world Christianity. These nomenclature shifts affect students and graduates in such important ways as personal security or employability. What the titles mean for how institutions recruit students and new faculty is also an important area of consideration. Implications for a program’s curriculum – whether undergraduate, graduate, or postgraduate – as well as possibly for an institution’s other programs also merit assessment. An institution’s desired outcomes for its mission studies program relate to the title employed. The related type of degree that is earned, e.g., DMiss, DMin, PhD, ThD, MTh/ThM, enters the picture as well. The examination of these and other related areas should cast fresh light on how educators understand their various relationships to the missio Dei in today’s ever-transitioning Christian world mission movement.


Paper proposal deadline:                              February 13, 2015
Notification of accepted papers:                    February 27, 2015
Submission of completed papers and confirmation of meeting attendance: May 29, 2015

For the purposes of online publication of presentations, submitted papers may be up to 5,000 words in length including notes and references (about 20 double-spaced pages) and should conform to the style guide of the journal Missiology: An International Review, available at: http://asmweb.org/assets/pdf/Style-Guide-2011.pdf.  The full text of all papers approved for the conference will be made available to the members of APM online as The Proceedings of the Association of Professors of Mission, 2015.

Presentations at the meeting will be limited to 15 to 20 minutes (about 5-7 pages of text, if read), plus additional time for discussion depending on the number of presentations accepted.

Please direct all submissions and questions to Nelson Jennings, President APM, at jennings@omsc.org.

Registration materials will be available on the website in the Spring 2015. 
We look forward to seeing in June!

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Call for Papers: ‘Missionaries, Materials and the Making of the Modern World’

March 14th, 2014 in Announcements, Call for Papers 0 comments

Cambridge University has issued a call for papers for a conference on the theme ‘Missionaries, Materials and the Making of the Modern World’ in Cambridge, 15-17 September, 2014. See attached flyer for details (CfP-MissionsMaterialsModernWorld). For more information contact Dr. Chris Wingfield cw543@cam.ac.uk, Senior Curator (Archaeology)  Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology,University of Cambridge. To submit an abstract email, ga343@cam.ac.uk.

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