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
Paper proposals should be submitted to Martha Smalley via email by March 5, 2017 and should include your name, institutional affiliation and status, the title of your proposed paper, and a one paragraph summary. Papers should relate in some way to the conference theme: Migration, Exile, and Pilgrimage in the History of Missions and World Christianity. Notification of successful proposals will be made by March 17, 2017.
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.
Some rooms are available at the Yale Divinity School, the Overseas Ministries Study Center, and two area bed & breakfasts within walking distance of the Divinity School. These rooms will be assigned by the conference coordinator on a first-come-first-served basis, but with preference given to presenters and long term members of the Yale-Edinburgh Group. Please submit the pre-registration and accommodations form in order to be eligible for assignment of these rooms. Information about local hotels will be provided if there are not enough rooms at YDS, OMSC, and the B&Bs.
Pre-registration and Accommodations Request form
Recommendations re. transportation to New Haven:
TWEED-NEW HAVEN AIRPORT
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.
HARTFORD: BRADLEY AIRPORT (BDL)
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.
NEW YORK AREA AIRPORTS - KENNEDY (JFK), LAGUARDIA (LGA) & NEWARK (EWR)
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.
- Go Airport Shuttle Service: http://www.2theairport.com from Kennedy, LaGuardia,or Newark (drop off at Divinity School.) This service tends to be faster than Connecticut Limousine.
- Connecticut Limousine: http://www.ctlimo.com, from Kennedy, LaGuardia, or Newark; Once you arrive at the New Haven depot (Long Wharf Terminal), it is a five-minute cab ride to hotels and campus. Taxis are available to the campus for an estimated fare of $12.00; contact Metro Taxi (203) 777-7777.
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.