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

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

Information re. June 26-28, 2014 meeting in Edinburgh
2014 theme:
Gender and Family in the History of Missions and World Christianity


General information

Papers

Our pattern has been to have each oral presentation limited to 20 minutes, followed by discussion. If your proposal is accepted, you are encouraged to submit your full paper in advance to Martha Smalley at martha.smalley@yale.edu by June 23. Your paper will then be made available on the conference website to all participants. More detailed information regarding submission will be sent to presenters.

Registration / accommodations

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Programme

 

Thursday June 26

12:00- 13.00

Arrival and Registration

13:00- 14.00

Lunch (Rainy Hall)

14:00-14.30

PLENARY SESSION 1
(Martin Hall)

Introduction and Welcome

Professor Brian Stanley, Director of the Centre for the Study of World Christianity, and Dr Paul Foster, Head of the School of Divinity

 

14:30-15.30

Opening Lecture by Professor Andrew F. Walls:

“Matrimony, Celibacy and the Missionary Movement from the West"

15:30-16.00

Afternoon Tea (Rainy Hall)

16.00- 18.00

SESSION 2A

SESSION 2B

SESSION 2C

 

Martin Hall

Lecture Room 1

Baillie Room

 

Chair: DEBORAH GAITSKELL

Chair: ANDREW BARNES

Chair: LAMIN SANNEH

 

Missionary Children and Dynasties

Race and Gender in Missions

Women's Leadership in West African Church Life

 

Making Missionary Children: Religion, Culture and Juvenile Deviance

Manktelow, Emily

The ‘Peculiar Case' of Betsey Stockton: Gender, Race, and Role of an Assistant Missionary to the Sandwich Islands (1822-1825)

Ott, Alice

Methodological and theoretical perspectives in the historicity of African women

Mogase, Lerato

 

 

Family Trees: Roots and Branches, the Dynasty and Legacy of the Reverend Tiyo Soga

Davis Joanne

 

Wilmina Rowland Smith: Missions Educator and SVM Secretary

Selles, Johanna

 

Birifor Women in Christian Mission

Dah, Ini Dorcas

 

 

Lost In Transition: Missionary Children in the Basel Mission, 1837-1914

Konrad, Dagmar-Thomas, Guy

We are ugly, but we are here: African American Women and world missions

Pierce, Yolanda

Women's Role in Conflict Mediation and Sustainable Building of Peaceful Relations in Ghana

Owusu-Ansah, Sylvia

 

 

 

 

Gender and Marriage: The Case of the Ordained Women in the Presbyterian Church of Ghana

Adasi, Grace Sintim

 

18:00-19.00

Dinner (Rainy Hall)

Dinner (Rainy Hall)

Dinner (Rainy Hall)

19:00-20.30

PLENARY SESSION 3 Martin Hall

Plenary Resources Session

Chair: MARTHA SMALLEY

 


 

Friday June 27

09.00-10.30

SESSION 4A

SESSION 4B

SESSION 4C

 

Martin Hall

Lecture Room 1

Baillie Room

 

Chair: JON MILLER

Chair: ELIZABETH KOEPPING

Chair: AFE ADOGAME

 

Protestant Missions in Syria

The Goals of Female Education

Women in Mission in Nigeria

 

Decentering the mission: Exploring the role of the family in the American Protestant mission to Ottoman Syria, 1820-1860

Lindner, Christine

Hannah Kilham and the Gender Issue: The Place of Females in the Liberated African Villages in Sierra Leone

Zizer, Victor

 

The Memorialisation of Mary Slessor in the Reformed PCN

Emeka-Nwobia, Ngozi

 

Misinterpretations of a missionary policy and its impact on questioning the masculinity of Syrian Protestant converts

Zeuge, Uta

‘What can India learn from Japan?' Female Education and Women Issues in the Debates between Asian Christians (and Indigenous Elites from Asia and Africa) around 1910

Koschorke, Klaus

 

Doing Mission Differently in Africa: The Faces and Phases of Slessor of Calabar in the 19 th Century and Maathai of Kenya in the 21 st Century

Dwamena-Aboagye, Angela

 

Arab Women & Protestant Missions: Gendered Practices of Reading, Writing, and Preaching in Ottoman Syria, (1870-1914)

Womack, Deanna K.

Defining Christian Womanhood: The African Education Group and the Phelps Stokes Commission Reports through the 1920s.

Barnes, Andrew

 

10.30-11.00

Coffee (Rainy Hall)

Coffee (Rainy Hall)

Coffee (Rainy Hall)

11.00-12.30

SESSION 5A

SESSION 5B

SESSION 5C

 

Martin Hall

Lecture Room 1

Baillie Room

 

Chair: NELSON JENNINGS

Chair: CATHY ROSS

Chair: PAUL HARRIS

 

Gender Roles in Modern Evangelical Missions

Youth, Age and Gender in Asia Mission Communities

Missionary Women in Historiographical Memory

 

Religion, Gender and Education:
Missionary Childhoods in the West
Indies, 1800-1870
Martin, Mary Clare

The Story of Hangchow Girls' School Retold

Hong Sheng

Women in the Life of Eugene Casalis (1812-1891).

Bundy, David

 

"I married Latin America—I don't want to divorce": Catherine Padilla, Integral Mission, and the Missionary Family

Kirkpatrick, David

Aging and Making Gendered Space in Mission Communities

Semple, Rhonda

 

Gendered Remembrance: Women in Missionary Commemoration.

Busschers, Iris

 

The Paradox of the “Dominant Other”,

Gitau, Maggie

 

‘Ask for Leave of Absence Permanently': Adele M. Fielde's Resignation from Missionary Service in Late-Nineteenth-Century South China

Nie Li

Female Missionaries and Missionary-Imperial Feminism: The Case of Katherine Bushnell

Du Mez, Kristine

12:30-13:30

Lunch (Rainy Hall)

Lunch (Rainy Hall)

Lunch (Rainy Hall)

13:30-

15:30

Free Time

For Visits to Places of Interest in Edinburgh

Free Time

For Visits to Places of Interest in Edinburgh

Free Time

For Visits to Places of Interest in Edinburgh

15:30-

16.00

Afternoon Tea (Rainy Hall)

Afternoon Tea (Rainy Hall)

Afternoon Tea (Rainy Hall)

16.00-

17.30

SESSION 6A

SESSION 6B

SESSION 6C

 

Martin Hall

Lecture Room 1

Baillie Room

 

Chair: DAVID BUNDY

Chair: RHONDA SEMPLE

Chair: ROSEMARY SETON

 

Gender and Family in East Africa

Gender and Family Roles in Nineteenth-Century Asia

The Home Base in Britain

 

The Church of Scotland Mission to Kenya and the Making of ‘Women and Girls' c.1906-1938

Cunningham, Tom

 

Poems of the Inner Palace: Divine Authority and the Treatment of Palace Women in the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom

Kilcourse, Carl

 

Woman as Helpmeet: married women's support for Scottish Presbyterian missions in the 19 th century

Breitenbach, Esther

 

 

‘The Testimony Must Begin in the Home.': Re-Making Families in the East African Revival

Bruner, Jason

Deconstructing the Missionary Wife: Mary Martin Richard

Kaiser, Andrew

The ‘missionary culture' and the female public sphere in Wales, 1880-1930

Schiavone, Gwennan

 

 

Gender and Family in the CMS Ruanda Mission and its impact on understandings of gender, sexuality, and family in the East African Revival

Ward, Kevin

Enlisting the Family in Missions in Korea

Underwood, Elizabeth

 

Selling the Missionary Family: How British mission organisations marketed missions by showcasing missionary families

Sunwall, Lane

 

 

 

 

 

18.00-

19:00

Dinner

(Rainy Hall)

Dinner

(Rainy Hall)

Dinner

(Rainy Hall)

19:00-

20.30

SESSION 7A

SESSION 7B

 

 

Chair: EMILY MANKTELOW

Chair: WENDY URBAN-MEAD

 

 

Martin Hall

Lecture Room 1

 

 

Marriage and Family in New Zealand

Theory and Practice in Christian Marriage and Family Life

 

 

Contested Virtue: Maori Ship-Girls and Missionary Marriage in New Zealand, 1823-1830

Falloon, Malcolm

The Missionary Home- A Man's Place? Norwegian Lutheran Missionaries in 19 th Century South-East Africa

Tjelle, Kristin Fjelde

 

 

Missionary Wives in 19 th -century New Zealand

Ross, Cathy

Christian Marriage and Polygamy in the Writings of Mabel Shaw, 1915-1939

Hughes, Rebecca

 

 

 

The Unravelling of a New Zealand Missionary Family: The Malcolms of the CIM

Morrison, Hugh

The Contribution of Missions to the Abuse of Wives

Koepping, Elizabeth

 

 

Saturday June 28

 

9.00-10.30

SESSION 8A

SESSION 8B

SESSION 8C

 

Martin Hall

Lecture Room 1

Baillie Room

 

Chair: JOEL CARPENTER

Chair: ELIZABETH UNDERWOOD

Chair: KLAUS KOSCHORKE

 

The Christian Family in Modern China

Feminine and Masculine Roles in Missions

Conceptions of the Family among European Missionaries

 

Confucian Family, Christian Family: Towards an Integrative Theology of the Family and the Church

Chow, Alexander

“To have ‘bit and bridle' laid upon her”: the disciplining of Miss Mary Pigot.

Seton, Rosemary

Being brother, father, mother and child at the same time-the metaphorical use of the concept of ‘family in the 18 th -century Tamil Nadu Mission

Huebner, Sabine

 

Bathsheba as an Object Lesson: Gender, Modernity, and Biblical Examples in Wang Mingdao's Sermons and writings

Tseng, Gloria

Two Missionary Wives: Rosalind Goforth and Lilian Dickson

Geoff Johnston

Bachelor or family father? Functions and conceptions of men, women, and their collaboration in 19 th -century missions

Becker, Judith

 

Festivals, Guests and Hosts in Urban Protestant Congregations

McLeister, Mark

Stepping out of Their Proper Domain

Gooden, Rosalind

Conflicting responsibilities: 20 th -century missionaries between family demands and the obligation to the missionary task.

Heil, Andreas

10:30-

11.00

Morning Coffee

(Rainy Hall)

Morning Coffee

(Rainy Hall)

Morning Coffee

(Rainy Hall)

11.00-

12.30

SESSION 9A

SESSION 9B

SESSION 9C

 

Martin Hall

Lecture Room 1

Baillie Room

 

Chair: ALEX CHOW

Chair: KEVIN WARD

Chair: KIRKLEY SANDS

 

Indigenous Christian Women and the Growth of the Church in China

Networks of Family and Spiritual Kinship and their Impact

Missionary Women in Latin America

 

Gospel, Gender, and Family: Protestant Women and Holy Households in South China (1860-2000)

Lee, Joseph Tse-Hei

 

A South Seas Missionary Extended Family

Robson, Andrew

 

Gendered Delusions: The Borderlands Mission of Melinda Rankin

Harris, Paul

 

 

The Role of Women in Evangelism during the Chinese Home Mission Movement (1918-1955)

Wang, Marina Xiaojing

 

The Schreiners and Mission: The Story of a South African Family

Gaitskell, Deborah

Angels of Progress in Brazil: the American Protestant Missionary Women (1870-1920)

Moura da Silva, Eliane

 

Adventist Schism and Women in China's Wenzhou

Chow, Christie Chui-shan

Being Fruitful for the Lord: Zimbabwe, 1955-1969

Urban-Mead, Wendy

The Educational Integration in Homes as a Protestant Missionary Strategy in Brazil (1930-1945)

Da Silva, Paulo

12:30-

13.30

Lunch

(Rainy Hall)

Lunch

(Rainy Hall)

Lunch

(Rainy Hall)

13.30-

15.00

PLENARY SESSION 10

Martin Hall

Summing up and Plans for 2015

Prof. Lamin Sanneh

 

 

Questions? - Contact Amos Chewachong at softbongadu@yahoo.com .