2021 Annual Meeting

Registration Is Now Open for In-Person and Virtual-Only Sessions! 

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New Book in the AAR Academy Series

In Melville's Wisdom: Religion, Skepticism, Literature in Nineteenth-Century America, Damien B. Schlarb explores the manner in which Herman Melville responds to the spiritual crisis of modernity by using the language of the biblical Old Testament wisdom books to moderate contemporary discourses on religion, skepticism, and literature.

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Public Scholarship: Best Practices, Potential Pitfalls

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Learn best practices for promoting religious scholarship as an effective way to enhance understanding.

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Keep up with Scholarly Publishing in Religious News

AAR's Reading Religion

Read concise, comprehensive, and timely reviews from scholars on this open-review book website. 

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Nominations Open: Excellence in Teaching Award

Deadline: August 1, 2021

The AAR seeks to recognize the importance of teaching and honors outstanding teaching in the field.

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Kristy Slominski

Member Note: Books and Major Publications


National Humanities Center Residential Fellowship

Deadline: October 7, 2021


Matthew Lundberg

Member Note: Books and Major Publications


Scott Thumma

Member Note: Awards and Accomplishments

About the American Academy of Religion

The AAR is the largest scholarly society dedicated to the academic study of religion, with more than 8,000 members around the world. The AAR's mission is to foster excellence in the academic study of religion and enhance the public understanding of religion.

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