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Annual Meeting

Register for the 2020 AAR Virtual Annual Meeting

The meeting has moved online and will be held November 29 to December 10, 2020. Program details coming soon!


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New Book in the AAR-OUP Academy Series

Monks in Motion

Jack Meng-Tat Chia explores why Buddhist monks migrated from China to Southeast Asia, and how they participated in transregional Buddhist networks across the South China Sea.

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Regional Development Grant Winners

2020-2021 Grant Cycle

The AAR is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020–2021 Regional Development Grants, which provide up to $4,000 each for special projects within the AAR regions.

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Call for Applications: Research Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Applications are open for the 2020-2021 Collaborative International Research Grants, which provide up to $5,000 to support generative research collaborations.

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2020 AAR Elections

Voting Deadline: October 22, 2020


Ulrich Schmiedel

Member Note: Books and Major Publications

About the American Academy of Religion

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