2017 Regional Meetings

The following Calls for Papers are open:

Southeast (SECSOR)
Deadline: October 1

Southwest (SWCRS)
Deadline: October 15

Upper Midwest
Deadline: January 6

Deadline: September 30

2016 National Humanities Conference

Register by November 3 for the conference in Salt Lake City.



2016 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!

Green Named AAR-Luce Fellow

Congratulations to Dr. Todd Green on being awarded an AAR-Luce Fellowship in Religion and International Affairs. His research focuses on Islamophobia, secularization, and interfaith dialogue.

Call for Officer Nominations

The AAR Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the Vice President, Secretary, and one At-Large Director positions are up for election in 2017. Deadline for nominations: September 1, 2016.

Regional Development Grants Awarded

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2016–2017 grants, which provide funds for special projects within the regions that aim to benefit the scholarly and professional lives of AAR members.

ACLS Fellowship Competitions

The American Council of Learned Societies announces the 2016–17 ACLS fellowship competitions, which promote the full spectrum of humanities and humanistic social sciences research.

International Dissertation Research Grants

Apply for a 2016–2017 AAR International Dissertation Research Grant! These annual grants are intended to help candidates complete their doctoral degrees. Deadline: December 1, 2016.

Employment Center Registration: Employers

Employer registration for the Employment Center at the Annual Meetings is now open.

AAR Endorses Statement about Academic Freedom in Turkey

The AAR, in concert with a number of other learned societies, has endorsed a statement regarding threats to academic freedom and freedom of expression in Turkey.

Collaborative International Research Grants

The 2016–2017 AAR CIRG online submission system is open! Awards range from $500 to $5000. Deadline to apply is October 1, 2016.

2017 Excellence in Teaching Award Nominations

The AAR Teaching and Learning Committee encourages and solicits nominations for the 2017 Excellence in Teaching Award. The deadline for nominations is October 15, 2016.

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