RSN October 2013


Annual Meeting News

Welcome to the Annual Meetings!
Interview with Annual Meeting Program Unit Director, Nelly van Doorn-Harder
Getting to and around Baltimore
Where to Stay in Baltimore
What to Do in Baltimore
     Eating – In alphabetical order
     Eating – Listed by cuisine
Annual Meetings Employment Center
Plenary Speakers
Special Invited Guests
Highlighted Sessions and Events
     Reel Religion
     Special Topics Forum
     Exploratory Sessions
     Wildcard Sessions
     Sessions with a Focus on Baltimore
Student Events
Tour Information
Workshop Information
     Religion and Ecology Workshop on Mapping the Fields of Religion and Ecology: Theories, Methods, and
     Future Directions
     Religion and Media Workshop on Persuasion's Power: How Religions Makes Its Publics
     Rethinking Islamic Studies Workshop on Teaching Islamic Studies: Key Topics and Best Practices
     Study of Religion as an Analytical Discipline Workshop
     Theological Education Workshop on Teaching Theological Education in the Global and Transnational World
First Annual AAR THATCamp
2013 Annual Meetings Sustainability Initiatives
Future Annual Meeting Sites and Dates


Guest Column
     Mentoring Models with Promise
     W. Anne Joh, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary
In the Public Interest
     Jean Bethke Elshtain (1941–2013) and the Chastened Lives of Public Scholars
     Erik Owens, Boston College
Not for Women Only
     Are Blurred Lines Really the Problem?
     Kate Ott, Drew University


AAR Officer Elections
AAR Awards and Grants
     Book Awards for Excellence in the Study of Religion and Best First Book
     Excellence in Teaching Award
     Best In-depth Reporting on Religion Awards
     Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion
     Religion and the Arts Award
     Research Grants
     International Research Dissertation Grants
     Regional Development Grants
     Awards and Grants Solicitations
Academy Fund Contributors
The Book Corner
Regionial Meeting Sites, Dates, and Calls for Papers
     Eastern International
     New England-Maritimes
     Pacific Northwest
     Rocky Mountain-Great Plains
     Upper Midwest
     In Memoriam: Otto Maduro
     In Memoriam: Robert Bellah
     In Memoriam: Jean Bethke Elshtain
     Wendy Doniger Named 2015 ACLS Haskins Prize Lecturer
     Henry Luce Foundation Awards Grants to Fund Boost Technology Expansion in Seminaries
     New Polls and Analysis from the Pew Research Center Religion and Public Life Project
     AAR to Conduct Survey to Analyze Long-term Impact of the Religious Studies Major
     Call for Chapters: AAR-OUP Teaching Religious Studies Series, “Teaching Interreligious Encounters”

Spotlight on Teaching

Team Teaching in Religious Studies: Editor’s Introduction
Ellen Posman, Baldwin Wallace University
Reid B. Locklin, University of Toronto

Embodied Religion, Embodied Teaching: Team Teaching "Food and Religion"
Norma Baumel Joseph and Leslie C. Orr, Concordia University, Montreal

Brain, Stomach, and Soul
Cara Anthony and Elise Amel, University of St. Thomas

Building Interdisciplinary Networks: Team Teaching Benefits for Religious Studies Professors
Melissa Stewart and Deborah Field, Adrian College

Jews and Christians Learn From Memoirs: A Collegially Taught Course
Mary C. Boys, Union Theological Seminary, New York
Sarah Tauber, Jewish Theological Seminary of America

Team Teaching India's Identities across State and National Borders
Amy L. Allocco, Elon University
Brian K. Pennington, Maryville College

Team Teaching in Religious Studies: Suggested Resources