American Academy of Religion

September 2006 e-Bulletin


Content At a Glance:

  1. Annual Meeting News
  2. CVs Online
  3. Call for Papers JAAR Focus Issue: “Religion in Africa”
  4. Templeton Research Lectures Program
  5. Your Membership Status



  1. Annual Meeting News


    • The Super Saver rate for Annual Meeting registration ends on September 15 – so register today at!  (You will need to log in to register, using your surname, "Gray," and member ID, "Z28679.")
    • Annual Meeting Program Book Printing Error – There are a few Annual Meeting program books that have been mailed out that are missing pages 49-96.  If you have received one of these books please email with your address and we will send out a new one immediately.
    • Chairs Workshop – Personnel Issues: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly will be conducted on the Friday before the Annual Meeting in Washington, DC. Betty DeBerg and Chester Gillis will lead the interactive workshop, and Daniel Aleshire will join them as a panelist. To register and for more information, please go to Registration is $75 before October 15 and $100 thereafter. Discounts are available for multiple registrants from the same department/program.
    • The Employment Information Services Center is accepting preregistrations through October 23. Register early to receive full benefits. For more information, see
    • Tell 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


  1. CVs Online! Openings advertisers and EIS employers can now view EIS candidate CVs online. To access the CVs, go to the "Additional Information" section at


  1. Call for Papers JAAR Focus Issue: “Religion in Africa” – The Journal of the American Academy of Religion seeks papers on all aspects of the study of religion in Africa for a focus issue to be published in 2007.  Papers should be 6,000-8,000 words in length and should be received at the address below, no later than Monday, February 5, 2007.  Submissions should include three hard copies of the manuscript along with a copy on disc (using a standard word-processing program in either PC or Mac format).  An abstract of not more than 150 words should accompany each manuscript.  Manuscripts without abstracts will not be considered until an abstract is received.  Please provide full contact information, including email, on a detachable cover page; please do not put your name or any contact information on the pages of the paper itself, for that would foil the double-blind review process.  All manuscripts accepted are subject to editorial modification.  Please direct submissions to:


Journal of the American Academy of Religion
Department of Religious Studies
University of Virginia
PO Box 400126
Charlottesville, VA  22904-4126


Please direct all email inquiries to


  1. Templeton Research Lectures Program Offers Support for Scholarly Engagement of Science and Theology – This three-year  project is designed as a catalyst for original research and progress. Deadline: January 1, 2007. See the program's Web site for complete program information and application guidelines:


  1. Your Membership Status. You have already renewed your membership for 2007. Thank you. Membership resources are available at