Yale-Edinburgh Group
on the History of the Missionary Movement
and World Christianity

Consultations sponsored by the Centre for the Study of World Christianity at the University of Edinburgh, Yale Divinity School, and the Overseas Ministries Study Center

Information re. June 29 - July 1, 2017 meeting at Yale Divinity School
on the theme:
Migration, Exile, and Pilgrimage in the History of Missions and World Christianity

General information


Paper presenters have been notifified. Our pattern has been to have each oral presentation limited to 20-25 minutes, followed by discussion. Full papers are welcomed and, if submitted to Martha Smalley by June 27th, will be put on online for download by conference participants. More detailed information regarding submission will be sent to presenters.

Accommodations information

Registration and accommodations closed.


See: http://divinity-adhoc.library.yale.edu/Yale-Edinburgh/Y-E2017_schedule.pdf


Recommendations re. transportation to New Haven:


A small but convenient airport, Tweed-New Haven is a 10 minute taxi ride to campus. US Airways services Tweed-New Haven, with connections through Philadelphia. See http://www.flytweed.com/. Estimated taxi fare from the airport is $15.00. Contact Metro Taxi, (203) 777-7777.

Bradley Airport is located north of Hartford, Connecticut, about 1 hour from New Haven, 1 1/2 hours during rush hour; serviced by all major airline carriers. The Go Airport Shuttle (http://www.2theairport.com/) and Connecticut Limo: http://www.ctlimo.com provide transportation to New Haven. Rental cars also available from Bradley Airport.

Approximately 2 to 3 hours from campus.

From New York area airports to New Haven:

***The most convenient connection is to take the Amtrak train directly from the Newark International Airport to New Haven. (http://www.amtrak.com).
Then take a taxi from the New Haven train station to the Divinity School.

Van services:

Another option from Kennedy and LaGuardia is to take the NYC Airporter shuttle bus to Grand Central Station in Manhattan (~$18 one way), and then take the Metro-North commuter train to New Haven's Union Station. Trains leave hourly.

BOSTON - Logan Airport
Travelers from Europe might want to compare fares to Boston instead of NY. Boston is farther from New Haven but it is possible to take the subway from Logan Airport to the train station and a train to New Haven. See: http://www.massport.com/logan-airport.


Amtrak, http://www.amtrak.com, offers expedient service between Boston and DC. Metro North commuter trains (http://www.mta.info/mnr/ ) also offer frequent service to New Haven's Union Station from New York City. Average travel times by regular rail to New Haven are as follows: from Boston 3 hours, from New York 2 hours, from Philadelphia 4 hours. Taxis meet all trains and cost approximately $10.00 to get to campus.

BY CAR: see directions at http://web.library.yale.edu/divinity/research

Questions? - Contact Martha Smalley.