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2018 Annual Meeting, Nov 17-20

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2019 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Eastern International Region
(
CFP Deadline: Feb. 1, 2019)

Mid-Atlantic Region
(CFP Deadline: Dec. 1, 2018)

Midwestern Region
(CFP Deadline: Oct. 20, 2018)

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region
(CFP Deadline: Oct. 26, 2018)

Southeastern Region
(CFP Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018)

Southwest Region
(CFP Deadline: Oct. 15, 2018)

Western Region
(CFP Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018)

Open Registration:

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Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion and Best First Book in the History of Religions Book Award Juries

Charge:  To select the winners in the Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion and the Best First Book in the History of Religions book prizes.

Composition:  Five juries of up to four members each. 

Term of Service:  Four years, non-renewable.

Meetings Schedule:

  • Virtual meeting in summer via Zoom.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Book Award jurors participate in the following:

  • The book awards consist of five categories: four award categories in the Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion and one award for the Best First Book in the History of Religions. Jurors serve on just one of those five juries.
  • Jurors will read 5 to 7 shortlisted books over the summer.

Timeline of Activities:

  • Late February: Online library of submissions available to each jury’s chair. Chairs may use this library, which includes full publication information (with book description/abstract) to make a first round of cuts if they wish.
  • Mid-March: Books identified as second-round picks by the chairs are mailed to them.
  • April 15: Jury chairs provide their shortlists of 5 to 7 books. AAR contacts publishers to have review copies sent to the remaining jurors.
  • May through July: Juries read shortlisted titles, and the chair arranges deliberations with jurors in whatever format they wish. AAR can provide tele- or videoconference services.
  • July 31: Chair notifies AAR of the winner with a short supporting brief.
     
Staff Liaison Job Title Phone Number
Sarah Levine Associate Director of Publishing 404-727-3059

Analytical-Descriptive Studies Jury

Member Position Term Start Term End
Adil Hussain Khan Jury Member 2018 2021
Russell T. McCutcheon Jury Member 2017 2020
Rachel Muers Jury Member 2015 2018

 

Constructive-Reflective Studies Jury

Member Position Term Start Term End
Lori K. Pearson Jury Member 2017 2020
Randi Rashkover Chair 2015 2018
Ruben Rosario Rodriguez Jury Member 2018 2021
John Thatamanil Jury Member 2017 2020

 

Historical Studies Jury

Member Position Term Start Term End
Tom Greggs Jury Member 2015 2018
Paul Lim Jury Member 2017 2020
David Harrington Watt Jury Member 2018 2021

 

History of Religions Jury

Member Position Term Start Term End
Emma J. Anderson Chair 2018 2019
Stephen Angell Jury Member 2017 2020
Robert Campany Jury Member 2018 2021

 

Textual Studies Jury

Member Position Term Start Term End
Emily Filler Jury Member 2018 2021
Aaron W. Hughes Jury Member 2018 2021
Barry Wimpfheimer Chair 2015 2018