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.



The AAR publishes print and online publications to serve our members and the field of religious studies, including the Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Religious Studies News, five academic book series published by Oxford University Press, monthly e-Bulletins, In the Field, and special topic online pubs. The AAR's Publications Committee coordinates the AAR's scholarly publications program and the Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion and Best First Book in the History of Religion Book Award Juries oversee the annual book prizes awarded by the AAR.  

Journal of the American Academy of Religion

The Journal of the American Academy of Religion (JAAR), published by Oxford University Press, is the premier academic journal in religious studies. The international quarterly publishes top scholarly articles that cover the full range of world religious traditions together with provocative studies of the methodologies by which these traditions are explored. Each issue also contains a large and valuable book review section. Receipt of JAAR is an AAR membership benefit.

Religious Studies News

Religious Studies News (RSN) is the online newspaper of record for the field especially designed to serve professionals involved in teaching and scholarship in religion (broadly construed to include religious studies, theology, and sacred texts). Published three times a year, RSN is received by some 9,000 scholars and by libraries at colleges internationally. RSN communicates the important events of the field and examines critical issues in education, pedagogy (especially through the biannual Spotlight on Teaching), theological education (through the annual Spotlight on Theological Education), research, publishing, and the public understanding of religion. It also publishes news about the AAR and other organizations, including employment services and registration for the Annual Meeting. 

In the Field

In the Field is a members-only online publication that accepts, calls for papers, grant news, conference announcements, and other opportunities appropriate for scholars of religion. There is no charge for members, non-members, or organizations to submit notices to In the Field.

Book Series

The AAR publishing program with Oxford University Press produces quality scholarship for religion scholars. This includes hundreds of titles, many of which have become essential tools in the development of the field and in the training of new scholars. The five book series are  Academy; Reflection and Theory in the Study of Religion; Religion, Culture, and History; Religion in Translation; and Teaching Religious Studies.

Online Publications

Several online publications are available for viewing or download, including the Career Guide published by the AAR's Committee on the Status of Racial and Ethnic Minorities in the Profession, and the Guidelines for Teaching About Religion in K-12 Public Schools in the U.S., published by the AAR's Task Force on Religion in the Schools. E-Bulletins are a membership benefit. 


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