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).
Our Next Conference: April 1-2, 2011 at Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois
Call for Papers: Proposals for papers on any topic related to the academic study of religion are due January 2, 2011. Proposals on our 2011 theme -- "Teaching Religion" -- are especially encouraged. Please submit proposals to one of our "Sections" or the Special Topics Section, using the online submission process (available in November 2010). For more information see our Call for Papers web page. Contact our Program Chair, Jacqueline Bussie, Capital University, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
We are currently seeking nominations for the following positions:
(More Information on these open positions and the nomination process.)
I welcome any communications, questions, or suggestions and ideas regarding the business of the Midwest region and our annual conference.