2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

Plan to join your colleagues in beautiful Boston for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings.

2017 Regional Meetings

Eastern International CFP
Deadline: February 15

Mid-Atlantic Registration
Deadline: March 1

Midwest CFP
Deadline: January 17

Midwest Registration
Deadline: February 13

New England-Maritimes CFP
Deadline: January 18

Pacific Northwest CFP
Deadline: January 20

Southeast Registration
Deadline: March 5

Southwest Registration
Deadline: March 10



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!

2016–2017 Research Grant Winners

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

Book Awards

The AAR seeks submissions for the 2017 Best First Book in the History of Religions Award as well as the four categories of the 2017 Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion. Deadline: February 10, 2017.

Luce/ACLS Grants for Universities

The American Council of Learned Societies requests proposals for grants to be funded by the Luce/ACLS Program in Religion, Journalism & International Affairs. Deadline: March 23, 2017.

Martin E. Marty Public Understanding of Religion Award

The AAR Public Understanding of Religion Committee invites nominations and self-nominations for the Marty Award. Deadline: January 25, 2017.

Religion and the Arts Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 AAR Religion and the Arts Award. Deadline: February 1, 2017.

2017 Humanities Advocacy Day

Registration is open for the National Humanities Alliance Annual Meeting and Humanities Advocacy Day. The deadline for registration is March 3, 2017.

After the Election: Statement from the AAR Board

Read the Board statement about concerns raised in the US election and its aftermath.

Outgoing Program Unit Chairs

Thank you to our Program Unit Chairs whose terms ended in 2016. For the full list, please see here.

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 28, 2017.

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Recently published: Read thought-provoking articles and in-depth book reviews in the December issue of JAAR. Sign up for JAAR e-mail alerts and be the first to read the latest scholarship before it's available in print.

Reading Religion

Stay up to date with scholarly publishing in the field of religious studies. Subscribe to Reading Religion for a twice-monthly list of books received and books reviewed.

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