2020 Annual Meeting

Your AAR staff continues to work toward holding the Annual Meeting in Boston, Nov. 21-24, 2020. We are aware of the uncertainty and contradictory projections related to the COVID-19 pandemic and with health and safety as a priority, we will continue monitoring the guidance of governments and health experts as we plan and make decisions. Should any changes need to be made related to the 2020 Annual Meeting, we will promptly notify you.

2020 Regional Meetings

Open Registration:

All remaining regional meetings for 2020 have been canceled

NEMAAR Past Co-sponsored Events

These are some of the events NEMAAR has co-sponsored since the inception of this approach. We welcome proposals for events from regional members.

  • At the Margins: Interconnections of Power and Identity in the Ancient Near East, Brown University, October, 2019
  • Religion and Technology: Boston University Graduate Program in Religion Conference 2018
  • Theopoetics Conference, The Walker Center for Ecumenical Exchange, Auburndale, Massachusetts, USA, March 9-10, 2018
  • Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion, Harvard Divinity School, October 26-28, 2017
  • Religion and Health, Third Annual Graduate Student Conference, Boston university in AY 2017-2018, on the theme of "Religion and Health"
  • Religion and Difference: Negotiating Otherness from Ancient to Contemporary Worlds, Brown University, March 16-17, 2018
    Sex on the Margins: Navigating Religious, Social, and Natural Scientific Models of Sex Differences, Institute for the Bio-Cultural Study of Religion and Boston University, February 2017
  • Protest, Public Religion and Social Change, Second Annual Graduate Student Conference, Boston University, October 1, 2016
  • Religious Diversity Conference, Boston University, November 2015
  • Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion, Harvard Divinity School, October 23–25, 2014
  • Anti-Judaism and Its Implications: A Symposium, Colby College, April 27, 2014
  • Beasts, Monsters and the Fantastic in the Religious Imagination, Brown University, February 28–March 1, 2014
  • Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion, Harvard Divinity School, October 25–26, 2013
  • Ways of Knowing: Graduate Conference on Religion, Harvard Divinity School, October 26–27, 2012
  • Envisioning Alternative Academic Careers Workshop, Boston University, October 7–8, 2012
  • Muslim Women and the Challenge of Authority: Lecture Series Spring 2012 and Conference, Boston University, March 31, 2012
  • Authenticity, Origins, and Authority in the Practice and Study of Religion, Brown University, March 16–17, 2012
  • What Would It Take to Move the Map?: Abrahamic Religions on the Silk Road, Episcopal Divinity School, March 3, 2012
  • Theological Times: A Gathering for Doctoral Students of Theology, Boston, MA, February 18–19, 2011
  • The Changing Contours of World Mission and Christianity (a centennial acknowledgment of the 1910 Edinburgh Missionary Conference), November 4–7, 2010, Boston Theological Institute
  • The Architecture of Minds and Cultures: Prospects and Problems of Cognitive Approaches in the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, March 26–27, 2010, Brown University (graduate conference)
  • Entering the Waters of Bethesda: Health Care, Body, and Spirituality, March 25, 2010, Pacific, Asia, and North Asian American Women in Theology and Ministry (PANAAWTM)
  • Strange Bedfellows: Religion and Anarchism, November 21, 2009, Charter Oak Cultural Center
  • Northeast Ethics Colloquium, Brown University, April 3, 2009, Joshua Vaillancourt
  • What the Gods Demand: Sacrifice in Mediterranean Antiquity, Boston University, November 19–21, 2008, Jennifer Knust and Zsuzsanna Varhelyi
  • Jerusalem of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims — An Evening of Common Roots, Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies of the University of Hartford
  • The Wormy Corpus: Worms, Parasites, and the Body in Religion, Medicine, and History, Boston University, April 19–20, 2008
  • Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels, Luce Program in Scripture and Literary Arts at Boston University, April 12–13, 2008. This conference resulted in a book publication, Graven Images: Religion in Comic Books and Graphic Novels (Continuum International Publishing, 2010)
  • Middle Passage: Conversations on Black Religion in the American Diaspora, Yale University, April 3–5, 2008
  • Imitate the Mystery You Celebrate…”: An Academic Symposium on the Relationship of Lex Orandi and Lex Agendi — Liturgy and Ethics, Jesuit Institute at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA, March 23–25, 2007
  • Overcoming the Legacy of Slavery in the Lives of Girls and Women: Public Conference at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, October 15–16, 2006
  • Christ in Contemporary Cultures: A Cultural Studies Conference at Gordon College, Wenham, MA, September 28–30, 2006
  • Transformational Learning: A Workshop on Service-Learning Pedagogy for the New England/Maritimes Region of the AAR, Stonehill College, MA, September 22, 2006, Joseph A. Favazza and F. Michael McLain
  • Jewish-Catholic Dialogue: Conference at Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia, September 14–15, 2006
  • Hagar, Sarah, and Their Children: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Perspectives — a dinner/lecture on the new book by Letty Russell and Phyllis Trible, Charter Oak Cultural Center, Hartford, CT, April 17, 2006