2016 Annual Meeting, Nov 19-22

Join us for the 2016 Annual Meetings, San Antonio. The AAR Call for Papers is open!

2016 Regional Meetings

Support your region and plan to attend your regional meeting.

Open Registrations:

Eastern International
Early Bird Deadline: April 15

Deadline: March 1

Early Bird Deadline: March 4

New England-Maritimes
Deadline: April 2

Deadline: February 21

Deadline: March 13

Upper Midwest
Deadline: April 2

Deadline: March 28

Open Call for Papers:

Eastern International
Deadline: February 15



Call for Papers

The 2016 Call for Papers for this year's AAR Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas is open. The deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at 5:00 pm EST.

2015–2016 Research Grant Winners

Congratulations to these AAR members who won collaborative and individual research grants! For information about grant opportunities, see here.

AAR-Luce Fellowship Awarded

Dr. Evan Berry, whose research focuses on religion and the environment, has been awarded the first AAR-Luce Fellowship in Religion and International Affairs.

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

The March issue is available online. JAAR has a new editor, Cynthia Eller, and a new look. Read it today for the thought-provoking roundtable on normativity in Islamic Studies, and much more!

Book Awards

The AAR seeks submissions for the 2016 Best First Book in the History of Religions Award as well as the four categories of the 2016 Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion. Deadline: February 10, 2016.

2015–2016 CIRG Winners Announced

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

Journalism Award

Annually the AAR honors the best in-depth reporting on religion. The contest is open to all print and Web-based journalists at media outlets of any size. The deadline for submission is February 29, 2016.

Kecia Ali: New Status Committee Director

Congratulations to Dr. Kecia Ali on her selection as the new Status Committee Director to the AAR Board of Directors. Her three-year term begins this year.

2016 Humanities Advocacy Day

Registration is open for the National Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day. The deadline is March 3, 2016.

Religious Studies News

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Teaching Civic Engagement

Just published: Forrest Clingerman and Reid Locklin'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.

2015 Annual Meeting Audiocasts

The Religious Studies News podcast is releasing audio recordings from a dozen sessions held at the 2015 Annual Meeting, Atlanta, including plenary sessions and Thomas Tweed's presidential address on valuing the study of religion. Listen on Soundcloud or iTunes today!

Luce/ACLS Grants for Universities

The American Council of Learned Societies announces the new Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs. Deadline for applications is March 29, 2016.

AAR Ambassador Program

Are you an AAR member who is passionate about your profession and guild? Do you enjoy sharing your knowledge and enthusiasm? If so, the AAR is looking for you!

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