2015 Annual Meeting, Nov 21-24

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

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2015 Regional Meetings

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

Eastern International
Deadline: May 1, 2015

XXI IAHR World Congress

Register today for the International Association for the History of Religions Congress in Erfurt, Germany, August 23–29, 2015.



AAR Annual Meeting Brochure

Hot off the press! Get your copy of the Annual Meeting Brochure here.

Annual Meeting Travel Grant Program

Exciting new grant opportunity! The AAR is pleased to announce it will award twenty-five travel grants worth $500 each, plus complimentary Annual Meeting registration. Deadline: May 1, 2015.

Religion and the Arts Travel Grant

New for 2015! This grant will be awarded to a graduate student studying religion and the arts who is without institutional support to attend the AAR Annual Meeting. Apply by May 1, 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. She is the first woman editor of the journal. 

Religious Studies News

Read a fascinating conversation with AAR president Tom Tweed about how he became a scholar of religion and what his goals are as president this year.

New Policy on Public Statements and Pending Revision to Statement on Academic Freedom

The AAR Board of Directors has adopted a new policy on public statements issued by the AAR and will revise its 2006 Statement on Academic Freedom. Read more...

Call for Committee Nominations

Members are invited to nominate persons to fill open positions on AAR committees, task forces, and juries. Deadline: June 1, 2015.

Regional Development Grants

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

Writing Religion: The Making of Turkish Alevi Islam

New in paperback! Markus Dressler's Writing Religion, published by Oxford University Press. AAR members receive a 30% discount on all AAR/OUP series titles.

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.

2016 Excellence in Teaching Award Nominations

The AAR Teaching and Learning Committee encourages and solicits nominations for the 2016 Excellence in Teaching Award. The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2015.

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