Call for Papers: Yale-Edinburgh Group

This is the official Call for Papers for the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity conference, which will be held at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut June 27 – June 29, 2019.

We are accepting proposals for papers on any aspect of the conference theme: Diversity and Difference in Custom, Belief, and Practice in the History of Missions and World Christianity.

Please review the following webpage for an essay on the theme

Please submit your paper proposal as an email attachment to Chris Anderson ( by March 1, 2019. Your proposal should include your name, academic affiliation/status, and a one paragraph abstract of the proposed topic. If your proposal is accepted, you will be notified by March 15. Each paper will be limited to 20-25 minutes, followed by discussion. Full papers are welcomed in advance and, if received by June 25, will be available for download by conference participants.

Preliminary information about the meeting is available at

If you plan to attend the conference, please submit the following pre-registration form

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 30, 2019.

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 know of people who may be interested in participating in the conference but are not members of the listserv, please ask them to contact me.

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

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