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2015 Biennial SAR Meeting — Preliminary Schedule. Preliminary Schedule Here is the Preliminary Schedule for our Biennial Meeting in San Diego, April 16-19 (click on the link to download the schedule as a PDF file). You should find your panel listed here and be able to make travel arrangements with this in mind. Hotel Reservations Please remember that the rate at the Handlery Hotel ($119 Single and […]

Registration Now Open for 2015 Biennial Meeting. SAR is happy to announce that registration is now open for our 2015 Biennial Meeting in San Diego, California from April 16-19. Please click here to redirect to the AAA’s meeting registration website. NOTE: Advanced registration will go until March 15. After March 15 you will still be able to register online, but registration fees will […]

About The Society for the Anthropology of Religion

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion (SAR) is a section of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). We seek to facilitate the research and teaching of the anthropology of religion.

We wish to support anthropological approaches to the study of religion from all the subdisciplines: cultural anthropology, archaeology, physical anthropology, linguistic anthropology and others. We also intend to encourage and help provide avenues for enhanced communication among scholars sharing the interests of anthropology and religion. When you join AAA or renew your membership, you can become a member of SAR by selecting it as one of your sections.

Each year we host sessions at the annual meeting of the AAA and every other year hold a conference on the anthropology of religion, including the Roy Rappaport Lecture. We also publish a book series, Contemporary Anthropology of Religion, with Palgrave-Macmillian. Every year, we honor an outstanding recent book in our field with the Clifford Geertz Prize.

There are a number of ways to serve your colleagues in SAR. SAR is governed by four officers, the immediate past president or president-elect (as available), and eight members-at-large, at least one of whom is a student. The current members of the executive committee are listed here.

And we always welcome new members! You become a member of SAR when you join AAA or renew your membership and select it as one of your sections. Feel free to contact the officers, or sign up for our listserv.