Welcome to the Midwest Region of the American Academy of Religion. The national AAR is the premiere professional organization for the study of religion and is dedicated to fostering excellence in scholarship and teaching. Each year in November thousands gather for the AAR’s annual conference.
We encourage the support and participation of junior and senior scholars as well as students. Undergraduate students may present papers at the meeting through our Undergraduate Students Section. Graduate students can hone their professional skills through participating with scholars on panels in our thirteen other sections (see Section Chairs).
April 4-5, 2014 at Ohio Northern University, Ada Ohio
Laurie Zoloth, Northwestern University
"The Duties of Abundance: Religion and the Ethics of Ordinary Life in a Time of Radical Climate Change"
Call for Papers: Proposals for papers on any topic related to the academic study of religion are due FRIDAY, January 10, 2014 (three days later than the original deadline).. Please submit proposals using the online submission process, targeting your proposal to one of our "Sections" or the Special Topics Section. The link to submit a proposal is https://aareligionmid.conference-services.net/authorlogin.asp?conferenceID=3725&language=en-uk For more information see our Call for Papers web page. Contact our Program Chair, Amy Carr, Western Illinois University, AR-Carr@wiu.edu, if you don't see your question answered on any of these pages.
Conference Prizes: Each year, the Midwest region issues special conference prizes to the best undergraduate paper, the best graduate paper, and the best paper attending to issues of religion and sustainability.
I welcome any communications, questions, or suggestions and ideas regarding the business of the Midwest region and our annual conference.
Thank you,Scott Paeth
Associate Professor of Religious Studies, DePaul University