2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

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

2017 Regional Meetings

Online registrations are open:

Eastern International
Deadline: April 15 (Early bird)

New England-Maritimes
Deadline: April 8

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: April 14 (Early bird)

Upper Midwest
Deadline: April 1



Annual Meeting Travel Grant Program

Exciting grant opportunity! The AAR will award twenty-five travel grants worth $500 each, plus complimentary Annual Meeting registration. Deadline: April 17 at 5 pm EDT.

Religion and the Arts Travel Grant

This generous grant, up to $1,500, is awarded to a graduate student studying religion and the arts who is without institutional support to attend the AAR Annual Meeting. Apply by April 17 at 5 pm EDT.

AAR Looks to the Future

The AAR Board of Directors has begun the work to find a replacement for Executive Director Jack Fitzmier, and will oversee the leadership transition during the next two years. Read more...

Action Alert: Help the AAR Advocate for the National Endowment for the Humanities

You can advocate for the NEH by telling your congressional representatives and the President that you value funding for the humanities. Take action today!

2016 AAR Annual Meeting Videos - San Antonio

Watch Michelle Alexander, Jim Wallis, Fatemeh Keshavarz, Julián Castro, William Barber and more.

New Report on Supporting Changing Research Practices of Religious Studies Scholars

Ithaka S+R, in collaboration with teams at eighteen academic libraries and the American Theological Library Association, has issued the new findings.

In Memoriam: Jim Wiggins, 1935–2017

Former AAR Executive Director from 1983–1991, James B. Wiggins passed away on February 20, 2017, at the age of 81. He joined the faculty at Syracuse University in 1963, serving as department chair from 1980–2000.

Changes to Reading Religion

Announcement and note of appreciation from Executive Director Jack Fitzmier about changes in leadership at Reading Religion, the AAR's book review website.

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