INEZ AND JULIUS POLIN – INSTITUTE FOR THEOLOGICAL RESEARCH is our full name, but we generally shorten this to The Polin Institute. We’re an independent research institute at Åbo Akademi University.

Our address is The Polin Institute, Theologicum, Biskopsgatan 16, FI-20500 Åbo, Finland. Come and say hello!

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  • 14.03.2024 | Uncategorized


    An international conference organized by the Polin Institute of Åbo Akademi University Espoo, Finland, 27th-30th August 2024 Pentecostalism is one of the most dynamic and influential forms of Christianity in contemporary Africa. It has been variously described as a response to modernity, a postmodern phenomenon itself, a revitalization movement, a return to the fundamental theology embodying […]

  • 16.02.2024 | Stipendieutlysning

    Stints for Polin Monographs, deadline 29 February 2024

    Need time to finalize a book manuscript? Research stint at the Polin Institute for theological research within Åbo Akademi University, Finland The Polin Institute is a growing international center of theological research in Finland. We announce two research stints of maximum six months between the beginning of September 2024 and the end of February 2025 […]

  • 28.03.2022 | Conference

    Call For Papers Religious Heritage and Change in the North

    Religious Heritage and Change in the North Historical, Contemporary and Comparative Perspectives Research conference in Turku/Åbo, 10-11 November 2022   This conference is organized jointly by the research network Religious History of the North (REHN) at Umeå University, and the research project Changing Spaces: Ritual Buildings, Sacred Objects, and Human Sensemaking at the Polin Institute/Åbo Akademi University. The conference […]

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    Are you writing a doctoral thesis or are you a post-doc researcher in theology? The Polin Institute awards working scholarships to researchers and doctoral students. The research must take place in association with Åbo Akademi University. Find out more about how to apply for funding.