2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

Plan to join your colleagues in beautiful Boston for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings. Regular rates end November 16. Register today!

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2018 Regional Meetings

The following Calls for Papers are open:

Deadline: December 15

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains
Deadline: October 27

Southeast (SECSOR)
Deadline: October 15

Southwest (SWCRS)
Deadline: October 15

Upper Midwest
Deadline: January 6

Deadline: October 1

2017 National Humanities Conference

Register by October 27 for the NHC conference in Boston.



Registration & Housing

Registration and housing are open!

AAR Workshop: Confronting Islamophobia

Annual Meeting workshop to equip scholars of religion to challenge anti-Muslim bigotry. Boston, Friday, November 17, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Register by September 30, 2017.

Public Scholars Project Fellows

Opportunity for scholars of religion and public life to serve as Public Scholars Project Fellows for spring 2018. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2017.

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

September issue: Read the latest scholarship from Mikel Burley, Olivia Bustion, Ranana Dine, Dana Logan, Younus Mirza, Jarrad Reddekop, Michelle Sanchez, Tod Swanson, Andrew Ventimiglia, and Rebecca Wollenberg.

Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab

Just published! New AAR/OUP Academy Series title from Kristian Petersen. AAR members receive a 30% discount.

Collaborative International Research Grants

The 2017–2018 AAR CIRG online submission system is open! Awards range from $500 to $5,000. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2017.

Public Scholars Project Webinars

Register for the free "Sharing Scholarship about Religious Persecution: How to Make People Care" webinar on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, from 12:00–12:45 p.m. Eastern.

Editorial Changes at JAAR and RR

The AAR has restructured its editorial operations for the Journal of the American Academy of Religion and our online book review service, Reading Religion. Welcome new JAAR editor Andrea Jain, IUPUI.

Regional Development Grants Awarded

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2017–2018 grants, which provide funds for special projects within the regions that aim to benefit the scholarly and professional lives of AAR members.

Teaching Interreligious Encounters

New release: Marc Pugliese and Alexander Hwang's new book in the AAR Teaching Religious Studies Series with Oxford University Press. AAR members receive a 30% discount on all AAR/OUP series titles.

ACLS Fellowship Competitions

The American Council of Learned Societies announces the 2017–18 ACLS fellowship competitions, which promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research.

2018 Excellence in Teaching Award Nominations

The AAR Teaching and Learning Committee encourages and solicits nominations for the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award. The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2017.

International Dissertation Research Grants

Apply for a 2017–2018 AAR IDR Grant! These annual grants are intended to help candidates complete their doctoral degrees. Deadline: December 1, 2017.

AAR Executive Director Search Underway

View the full leadership profile for the Executive Director position. Applications are now being accepted.

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