ATW News: Webinars Connecting Professors, Researchers and Graduate Students to Online Resources in the Study of African Theology

02 June 2021

Background and Need

There is no denying that the global Covid-19 pandemic has not only obstructed social contact among people, the crisis has undoubtedly impacted the nature and conduct of teaching and academic research at universities and theological institutes around Africa. Whereas the use of online resources was slowly edging its way into the mainstream research, teaching and learning activities of academics at African universities, there are many resources waiting to be discovered. Amid this critical health crisis, the ATW team provides a series of webinars intended to introduce professors, researchers and students from African universities and theological institutions to the wide range of materials on the internet and discusses how to use them most appropriately in teaching and research. The African Theology Worldwide website was set up to address this critical need and provide training to professors, researchers and graduate students of African Theology. We will offer two webinars in June 2021. Each webinar is intended for a select group of academics, researchers and students.

Topics, audience and times

1. Using the internet in studying African Theology, 

Graduate students – Wednesday 23rd June 2021, 16.00 to 18.00 Central European Time 


2. Using the internet in teaching and researching African Theology, 

Professors, Lecturers and Researchers – Wednesday 30th June 2021, 16.00 to 18.00 Central European Time

Online and free of charge

The webinars are free online events intended to strengthen the competences of professors, lecturers, instructors, doctoral and graduate students in African universities and theological institutions. After registration, you will receive the Zoom link to the online meeting room on the day of the webinar. Once registered, you can follow the webinar on your computer (recommended), tablet or smartphone.


The webinars are free, but prior registration is required. To register please send an email to the coordinator of the webinar whose contact details are listed below. For planning and organizational reasons, registrations are required one week before each webinar is held. There will be a maximum of 12 participants for the teachers and researchers’ seminar and a maximum of 24 for the graduate students’ seminar. If institutions would like to organize a webinar with our team for their own teaching staff, possibly together with similar institutions, please, contact us.

Registration deadlines

1. Graduate students for 23 June session: please sign up before Monday, 21 June, 6 pm (CET). 

2. Professors, lecturers and researchers for 30 June session: please sign up before Monday, 28 June, 6 pm (CET). 

Coordinator contact details: 

Dr Bosco Bangura | Assistant Anglophone Editor | African Theology Worldwide | Protestant Theological University, Groningen, The Netherlands | Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

PTHU Master of Theology



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