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Annual Meeting Update

2020 AAR Annual Meeting Moves Online

The meeting has moved online and will be held November 29 to December 10, 2020. More details will be provided once they are confirmed.

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Journalism Award Winners

Newswriting on Religion

The AAR announced the winners of the 2020 newswriting contest: Peter Smith, first place; Jaweed Kaleem, second place; and Kalpana Jain, third place.

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Call for Applications: Research Grants

Deadline: October 1, 2020

Applications are open for the 2020-2021 Collaborative International Research Grants, which provide up to $5,000 to support generative research collaborations.

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Elias Bongmba Wins Hart Award

Annual AAR Service Award

The AAR is pleased to announce that Elias Kifon Bongmba is the recipient of the 2020 Ray L. Hart Service Award, which recognizes dedication and service to the AAR's mission.

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About the American Academy of Religion

The AAR is the largest scholarly society dedicated to the academic study of religion, with more than 8,000 members around the world. The AAR's mission is to foster excellence in the academic study of religion and enhance the public understanding of religion.

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