2017 Annual Meeting, Nov 18-21

Join your colleagues in Boston for the 2017 AAR & SBL Annual Meetings. Regular rates end November 16.

Registration and Housing
General Information
Annual Meeting Guide
Employment Center
Online Program Book

2018 Regional Meetings

Open Call for Papers:

Eastern International
Deadline: February 1

Deadline: December 15

Deadline: January 18

New England-Maritimes
Deadline: January 17

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: January 19

Upper Midwest
Deadline: January 6

Open Registration:

New England-Maritimes


Academic Relations

Charge:  The Academic Relations Committee promotes attention to and develops resources for enhancing members’ professional development and the institutional forms within which the study of religion takes place. To fulfill its charge the Academic Relations Committee generates programs, undertakes studies, articulates best practices, and develops electronic and other resources for the undergraduate and graduate study of religion.

Composition:  Up to six members.

Terms of Office:  Four years, non-renewable.

Member: Position: Term:
Theodore Trost Chair 2015–2017
Yvonne Chireau   2016–2019
Susan E. Hill   2016–2019
Grant H. Potts   2016–2019
Joanne Maguire Robinson   2017–2020
Amy Yandell AAR Staff Liaison  

Committee Activities:

Teagle/AAR White Paper

2017 Leadership Workshop
2016 Leadership Workshop
2014 Leadership Workshop
2012 Leadership Workshop
2010 Leadership Workshop
2009 Leadership Workshop
2008 Leadership Workshop
2007 Leadership Workshop
2007 Diversifying Faculty Workshop

External Review Assistance:

Guide for Reviewing Programs in Religion and Theology
Request External Reviewer
Volunteer as External Reviewer

Past Surveys:

AAR Graduate Survey - 2002
AAR Undergraduate Survey - 2000
AAR Undergraduate Survey - 2005 (PDF)

Humanities Indicators from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Other Helpful Links:

Statement of Best Practices for the Posting of Graduation and Placement Records by Graduate Programs in the Academic Study of Religion

October 2009 RSN Article: “The Academic Study of Religion in the Face of Budget Cuts”

May 2008 RSN Focus on the Undergraduate Study of Religion:

  • AAR Undergraduate Departments Survey Shows Increases in Religious Studies
  • AAR Undergraduate Departments Survey Methodology
  • AAR Undergraduate Departments Survey Comparative Analysis of Wave I and II
  • Group Examines Undergraduate Research in Religious Studies

October 2007 RSN Focus on the Religion Major and Liberal Education:

  • The Religion Major in Transition
  • The Religion Major and Liberal Education: A Conversation
  • Proposals Offer Insight into Complexities of Religion Major
  • Do You Know Where Your Students Are? Tracking Undergraduate Religion Majors