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Events & Networking

For many scholars of religion, the AAR Annual Meeting represents the networking event of the year, offering unparalleled opportunities to engage with publishers, leaders in the field, and potential employers. The AAR's ten regions also hold meetings every year, providing even greater access to professional development and collaboration with colleagues.

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Annual Meeting

The AAR Annual Meeting brings together thousands of scholars from around the world. Each year, the AAR facilitates hundreds of events, including academic sessions, workshops, receptions, and tours. The Exhibit Hall presents a vibrant networking space where attendees can pitch ideas to publishers, browse the latest publications, and connect with colleagues.

AAR Regions

The AAR's ten regions focus on creating a community of scholars of a special character based on regional size, ethos, cooperation with other scholarly societies, and potential. The special size and character of regions encourages accessibility, adaptability, service to scholars at various career stages, collegiality, and flexibility of program.

Events and Opportunities

The AAR lists upcoming events and opportunities of interest to scholars of religion that are sponsored by the AAR in addition to related programming submitted by external organizations.

Member Directory

AAR members can find colleagues and make new connections via the member directory, which is searchable by first name, last name, institution, and research interests.

Call for Applications

International Dissertation Research Grants

These grants provide $5,000 to AAR student members whose dissertation research requires them to travel outside of the country in which their school or university is located. Deadline is December 15, 2020.


Application Info

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