2015 Annual Meeting, Nov 21-24

Join friends and colleagues in beautiful Atlanta, November 21–24, for the 2015 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings.

2015 Regional Meetings

Support your region and plan to attend your 2015 regional meeting. The following meeting registration systems are open:

Eastern International
Deadline: May 1, 2015

Deadline: March 30, 2015

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: March 29, 2015

Upper Midwest
Deadline: April 13, 2015



Cynthia Eller Appointed JAAR Editor

Congratulations to Professor Cynthia Eller on her appointment to a five-year term (2016–2020) as Editor of the Journal of the American Academy of Religion.

Free Employment Center Registration for Candidates

Yes, free! Great news for job seekers at the 2015 Annual Meetings, Atlanta: AAR and SBL have eliminated candidate registration fees.

Religious Studies News

Check out the latest RSN content, including the first post in Guide for the Guild, a year-long series of work/life balance blog posts by AAR members.

Judith Bishop Wins AAR Teaching Award

The AAR's Teaching and Learning Committee is pleased to announce Judith L. Bishop is the recipient of the 2015 Excellence in Teaching Award.

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

March issue available: Read the latest issue of JAAR for provocative articles, book reviews, and a special review essay roundtable on Kevin Schilbrack’s Philosophy and the Study of Religions: A Manifesto.

XXI IAHR World Congress

International Association for the History of Religions World Congress, Erfurt, Germany, August 23–29, 2015: Register online through June 30.

Regional Development Grants

Have you considered applying for a 2015–2016 AAR Regional Development Grant? Apply today! Deadline: June 1, 2015.

2014–2015 CIRG Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the AAR Collaborative International Research Grants (CIRG) program!

AAR Board Acts on Gissendaner Clemency Case

The Board of Directors of the AAR learned that a number of our members have been active in seeking clemency for Kelly Gissendaner, who was scheduled to be executed by the State of Georgia on Monday, March 2, 2015. Read the Board's response here

Congratulations 2014–2015 IDRG Program Recipients!

Elizabeth Anderson, Yale University, and Rakesh Peter Dass, Harvard University are the winners of this year's International Dissertation Research Grants (IDRG) program. Read more...

2014 AAR Annual Meeting Videos - San Diego

Watch Jimmy Carter, Bill McKibben, Wendy Doniger, Melissa Rogers, Rajendra Pachauri, Charles Taylor, and so much more.

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