2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

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

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Travel Visa Statement

Read this important update on travel visas for this year's Annual Meeting.

2018 Regional Meetings

The following Calls for Papers are open:

Deadline: December 15

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: January 19

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains
Deadline: October 27

Southwest (SWCRS)
Deadline extended: October 23

Upper Midwest
Deadline: January 6



Registration & Housing

Registration and housing are open!

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.

AAR Workshop: Confronting Islamophobia

Annual Meeting workshop to equip scholars of religion to challenge anti-Muslim bigotry. Boston, Friday, November 17, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Register by October 31, 2017.

Guide to the 2017 AAR Annual Meeting in Boston

For the veteran and the first-time attendee, this comprehensive guide has everything you need to know about preparing for the Annual Meeting.

Luce Foundation: Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology

The Luce Foundation’s Theology Program seeks university-based project proposals. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

NEH at the Annual Meetings

Talk to an NEH program officer at this year's meeting in Boston about possible grant applications.

Interpreting Islam in China: Pilgrimage, Scripture, and Language in the Han Kitab

New release from Kristian Petersen in the AAR/OUP Academy Series. AAR members receive a 30% discount.

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

September issue: Read the latest scholarship from Mikel Burley, Olivia Bustion, Ranana Dine, Dana Logan, Younus Mirza, Jarrad Reddekop, Michelle Sanchez, Tod Swanson, Andrew Ventimiglia, and Rebecca Wollenberg.

ACLS Fellowship Competitions

The American Council of Learned Societies announces the 2017–18 ACLS fellowship competitions, which promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research.

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.

AAR Executive Director Search Underway

View the full leadership profile for the Executive Director position. Applications are now being accepted.

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