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



Take Action to Help Keep Graduate Education Affordable!

If you oppose taxing tuition waivers, please click here to email or call your members of Congress. The National Humanities Alliance has provided an editable email message and talking points, making it easy to voice your concerns.

Statement Opposing US Proposal to Tax Tuition Waivers

The AAR has joined with more than 30 other ACLS organizations to oppose the US proposal to tax tuition waivers. Read the full statement here.

2017 AAR Election Results

We have now completed elections to the AAR Board of Directors.  Click here to see the results!

Update on Work of Professional Conduct Task Force

The AAR’s Professional Conduct Task Force has created a first draft of a Professional Conduct Statement.  You can read the draft here

Webinar: Sharing Scholarship on Religion & the Environment with the Public

Learn how scholars of religion, the environment, ecology, or climate change can engage different publics to raise the visibility of their work, Noon–1pm EST, Jan. 12. Register for this free webinar featuring John Grim and Mary Evelyn Tucker.     

2017 AAR Book Awards Announced

The Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion and Best First Book in the History of Religions recognize new scholarly publications that make significant contributions to the study of religion. Congratulations to the winners!

Gods, Heroes, and Ancestors: An Interreligious Encounter in Eighteenth-Century Vietnam

Just published! New AAR/OUP Religion in Translation Series title from Anh Q. Tran. AAR members receive 30% off.

Spotlight on Teaching

New issue on "Teaching the Paranormal and the Occult," with an introduction by Fred Glennon and articles by Richard Callahan, Madeleine Castro, Darryl Caterine, Charles Emmons, Jack Hunter, and Joseph Laycock.

Academy Fund Contributors

We gratefully acknowledge these contributors to the Academy Fund. Their generous donations support AAR programs and services, including Annual Meeting Travel Grants. Thank you!

Luce Foundation: Advancing Public Scholarship on Religion and Theology

The Luce Foundation’s Theology Program seeks university-based project proposals. Deadline: December 15, 2017.

AAR Executive Director Search Underway

View the full leadership profile for the Executive Director position. Applications are now being accepted.

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