Program Book is now online at http://www.aarweb.org/annualmeet/2006/pbook/.
The printed Program Books will be mailed in early September. Make sure
your address is listed correctly in the AAR
membership directory before August 5 to ensure priority receipt of the
Program Book. To change this information, go to http://www.aarweb.org/membersonly/contact1.asp.
(You will need to log in to use this page, using your surname, "Gray,"
and member ID, "Z28679.")
Congress: On Monday morning of the Annual Meeting, join
other AAR members going in delegations
to Capitol Hill to meet with staff of their Congressional representatives
to advocate federal funding for the academic study of religion. To
participate, you must sign up by September 30. Go to http://www.aarsbl.org/annualmeet/2006/advocacy/.
Employment Information Services Center is accepting
preregistrations through October 23. Register early to receive full
benefits. For more information, see http://www.aarweb.org/eis/.
online! Beginning August 22, Openings
advertisers and EIS employers will be able to view EIS candidate CVs
online. Information about how to access the CVs will be posted on the EIS
Web page (http://www.aarweb.org/eis/)
a Scholar: At the annual meeting in Washington, DC,
the international focus is African contributions to the study of
religion. We are soliciting partnerships with departments and
institutions that can cosponsor an African scholar. Cosponsorship will
allow your group to hear from one of these fine scholars while they are
already in the United
States to attend the Annual Meeting.
To learn more about the benefits of cosponsorship, please contact the AAR office at AnnualMeeting@aarweb.org.
De Gruyter publishers is offering AAR
members free online access to all of its journals for a
period of four months (September 1, 2006 to December 31, 2006). De
Gruyter’s well-respected journals in religious studies include the Journal of Ancient Christianity, Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentlich
Wissenschaft (articles in English, German, and French), and Zeitschrift für die Neutestamentlich
Wissenschaft (articles in English, German, and French). De
Gruyter’s journals in classical and ancient Near Eastern studies,
history, linguistics, and philosophy will also be of interest to AAR members. To access the journals, please visit http://www.trial.degruyter.de/
and enter the user name “AAR”
and the password “member” (both are case-sensitive). If you
have any questions about subscriptions or would like to enter a
subscription, please contact de Gruyter directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Undergrad Survey: We need your input! Visit this
page to see if your department/program has filled out the online
If you see that the survey has not
been completed, please notify your department chair that her/his
participation is crucial. The chair can contact Kyle Cole, Director of
College Programs, at email@example.com
or 1-404-727-1489, for more information. The survey will track our field
and its change since 2000, giving us, for example, an accurate picture of
the impact of 9/11. We all need data about our field to make the case for
religion to our deans and presidents and to the public. Please do your part!
Editor sought for the Reflection
and Theory in the Study of Religion Series,
published by AAR in cooperation with
Oxford University Press. E-mail inquires, nominations (self-nominations encouraged)
and applications (a letter of interests and qualifications, and current
C.V.) by a Word attachment or a PDF file to Francis X. Clooney,
Publications Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline is September 1,
2006. Further information can be found in the March and May
issues of Religious Studies News,
and at: http://aarweb.org/publications/books/.
Your Membership Status. Your membership is current
for 2006. Thank you. Membership resources are available at http://www.aarweb.org/membership/.
Look for renewal information soon for 2007