2018 Annual Meeting, Nov 17-20

Mark your calendars for the 2018 Annual Meeting! Plan to join your colleagues in Denver November 17-20. Register Now!

2018 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

All calls are now closed.

Open Registration:

Pacific Northwest



Registration and Housing is Now Open!

You can now register for the 2018 AAR Annual Meeting, which will be held November 17-20 in Denver, Colorado. Super Saver rates expire after May 24, so be sure to register soon! The AAR has also arranged special hotel rates with Denver hotels, so book early to get your preferred accomodation.

American Academy of Religion Names Alice Hunt as Executive Director

After a year-long search, the American Academy of Religion has selected Dr. Alice W. Hunt, President of Chicago Theological Seminary, to serve as its next Executive Director.

AAR Board Adopts New Professional Conduct Statement and Compliance Requirement for Annual Meeting Registration

Read the updated statement and the new requirement for attendees of the AAR Annual Meeting.

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 16 at 5 pm EDT.

Public Engagement Funding

Apply to be nominated by the AAR for a $10,000 seed grant or $50,000 fellowship for a public engagement project. Nomination application is fairly brief: two-page project overview and two-page resume. Deadline: May 14.

Statement on Proposed Program Cuts at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point

The AAR has joined with 25 other learned societies to oppose the planned elimination of 13 humanities majors at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Read the full statement.

NEH Announces $18.6 Million for 199 Humanities Projects Nationwide

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced grant recipients for 199 humanities projects across the country. Among the recipients are two AAR members.

ACLS Announces 2018 Fellows

The American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) has announced 78 Fellows for 2018, among whom are two AAR members.

DeTemple recipient of 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award

The Committee on Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce Jill DeTemple is the recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Teaching Award. The AAR Award for Excellence in Teaching recognizes the importance of teaching and honors outstanding teaching in the field.

AAR Plenary Sessions at the 2018 Annual Meetings, Denver

Exciting plenary panels on Journalism and Religion and Religious Scholarship in the Social Media Age coming up at the Denver Annual Meetings.

Workshop: Teaching Against Islamophobia

Gain pedagogical knowledge, tools, and strategies to teach about anti-Muslim prejudice. Aug. 6-10, Wabash Center, and Friday afternoons, 2018-19 AAR Annual Meetings. Apply by May 10. 

Research Grant Winners Announced!

2017–2018 Research Grant Winners

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

Read the March 2018 issue of JAAR with articles focusing on the discipline of religious studies, a book review roundtable of Religious Freedom in an Egalitarian Age with a response by author Nelson Tebbe, and much more.

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.

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!

Spotlight on Teaching

New issue on "Teaching the Paranormal and the Occult," with an introduction by Fred Glennon and articles by Richard Callahan, Madeleine Castro, Darryl Caterine, Charles Emmons, Jack Hunter, and Joseph Laycock.

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!

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