The Centre holds regular (usually weekly) seminars from September to March, and organizes annual conferences in association with Yale Divinity School. It is also involved from time to time in research projects with other institutions.
The Centre hosts a regular postgraduate seminar, which meets most Tuesdays from September to March at 4.10 p.m. in Room 1.07, New College, at which local, national and international scholars present and discuss their research, or report on recent developments in their respective fields.
The Centre also regularly arranges conferences related to World Christianity. In association with Yale University Divinity School and the Overseas Ministries’ Study Center in New Haven, Connecticut, it sponsors the annual conference of the Yale-Edinburgh Group on the History of the Missionary Movement and World Christianity. This meets every June or July, alternating between Yale and Edinburgh.
The Centre also organizes or co-sponsors other conferences from time to time. The most recent examples include two one-day conferences:
This was a day conference held on 16 March 2013 to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of David Livingstone and reassess his legacy for Africa and Scotland today. The event was jointly sponsored by the University of Edinburgh and the Scottish Church History Society.
|Keynote Speaker||The Right Reverend James Tengatenga, Anglican bishop of Southern Malawi||"Dr Livingstone, I Presume? The Legacy of David Livingstone in Church and Society"|
|Other speakers from the University of Edinburgh||Dr T. Jack Thompson||“Lake Malawi, I Presume? David Livingstone, maps, and the 'discovery' of Lake Nyassa in 1859”|
|Professor Brian Stanley||“The Missionary and the Rainmaker: Enlightenment Scotland encounters Africa”|
|Dr Lesley Orr||" ‘...As long as God has work for me to do’: the mission and impact of Scottish women in Malawi”|
|Dr Ken Ross||"Livingstone’s Legacy: Malawi and Scotland - Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow"|
This conference held on 27 March 2013 explored some of the links between religious belief and sporting achievement and participation. It was jointly sponsored by the Centre for the Study of World Christianity and the Religious Studies subject area in the School of Divinity. The programme included lectures by Prof. Andrew Parker, University of Gloucestershire, UK, Dr. Nick Watson, York St John University, UK, and Prof. Dr. Frieder Ludwig, FIT, Hermannsburg, Germany.
The Edinburgh 2010 project was an international ecumenical initiative to reflect on a century of missions since the World Missionary Conference held in Edinburgh in 1910, celebrate past achievements and plan for a new mission paradigm.
This article was published on Apr 15, 2013