2014 Annual Meeting, Nov 22-25

Join friends and colleagues in sunny San Diego, November 22–25, for the 2014 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings. Registration is open! Advance discounts end August 14.

The online Annual Meeting Program Book is now available!

2014 Annual Meetings Brochure 

AAR & SBL Employment Center

Preregistration for the Employment Center is open to Candidates who have registered for the 2014 Annual Meetings.

Additional Meetings Reservations

Reserve space today for your reception, editorial board meeting, business meeting, or breakfast/lunch gathering at the 2014 Annual Meetings in San Diego. Make the reservation by July 18 to ensure a listing in the printed Program Book.


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Why Join?

The American Academy of Religion (AAR), with some 9,000 members, is the world’s largest organization serving teachers, scholars, and other professionals in the field of religion. AAR members are affiliated with institutions of higher education, and are also media and publishing professionals, clergy, independent scholars, high school teachers, and non-profit community workers. The professional diversity of the AAR’s membership reflects the substantial and growing role religion plays in the lives of individuals and communities as well as social, political, and economic events worldwide.

Membership in the AAR provides you with a spectrum of opportunities to both enrich your professional life and contribute to the field.

  • Connect with scholars in the field by attending the Annual and Regional Meetings at deep discounts.
  • Search for fellow members using the Membership Directory online.
  • Attend professional development workshops specially designed to assist you at every level of your career.
  • Help to shape the AAR by volunteering to serve on committees, task forces, and other leadership groups.
  • Answer the urgent call from journalists, public policy makers, and your fellow citizens who rely on our community to foster the public understanding of religion.
  • Gain access to AAR print and online publications like the Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR), Religious Studies News (RSN), In the Field, and the monthly e-bulletins for the latest scholarship and news.
  • Receive Member Discounts on more than a dozen academic journals and book publishers, including Oxford University Press.

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