2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

Join your colleagues in Boston for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings. Regular rates end November 16.

Registration and Housing
General Information
Annual Meeting Guide
Employment Center
Online Program Book

2018 Regional Meetings

The following Calls for Papers are open:

Deadline: December 15

Deadline: January 18

New England-Maritimes
Deadline: January 17

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: January 19

Upper Midwest
Deadline: January 6



Registration & Housing

Registration and housing are open!

2017 AAR Election Results

We have now completed elections to the AAR Board of Directors.  Click here to see the results!

Update on Work of Professional Conduct Task Force

The AAR’s Professional Conduct Task Force has created a first draft of a Professional Conduct Statement.  You can read the draft here.  The Task Force is sponsoring an open forum to discuss the draft at the Annual Meeting in Boston.  It is session A19-237, and will be held on Sunday - 1:00 PM-2:30 PM at the Marriott Copley Place-Grand A (Fourth Level).  Please plan to join us to discuss this important document!

Martin Scorsese: 2017 Religion and the Arts Award

We are thrilled to announce filmmaker Martin Scorsese is the winner of the AAR Religion and the Arts Award. For scholars of religion, his filmography holds particular significance in its frequent meditations on faith, apostasy, and morality.

Refugee Crisis Exhibit at Annual Meeting

View visual and textual portraits illustrating plight of millions of Syrian and Iraqi refugees and internally displaced persons. The greatest humanitarian crisis since World War II calls for our informed response. Exhibit Hall Booth 2707.

Talk with Displaced Syrians or Iraqis Abroad

Sign up for a 30-minute small-group videoconference at the Annual Meeting. Make a connection that may inform and inspire you to better educate others about the refugee crisis.

2017 AAR Book Awards Announced

The Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion and Best First Book in the History of Religions recognize new scholarly publications that make significant contributions to the study of religion. Congratulations to the winners!

Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors: An Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam

Just published! New AAR/OUP Religion in Translation Series title from Anh Q. Tran. AAR members receive 30% off.

Spotlight on Teaching

New issue on "Teaching the Paranormal and the Occult," with an introduction by Fred Glennon and articles by Richard Callahan, Madeleine Castro, Darryl Caterine, Charles Emmons, Jack Hunter, and Joseph Laycock.

Annual Meeting Full Paper Program

The full text of papers for more than ten sessions is being made available to members in advance of the 2017 Annual Meetings, Boston.

Academy Fund Contributors

We gratefully acknowledge these contributors to the Academy Fund. Their generous donations support AAR programs and services, including Annual Meeting Travel Grants. Thank you!

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.

Luce Foundation: Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology

The Luce Foundation’s Theology Program seeks university-based project proposals. Deadline: December 15, 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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