2014 Geertz Prize open for nominations

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion would like to announce our annual juried competition for the Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion. The Geertz Prize seeks to encourage excellence in the anthropology of religion by recognizing an outstanding recent book in the field. The prize is named in honor of the late [...]

2013 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion

2013 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion and Honorable Mention The SAR is pleased to announce the winner of the seventh annual Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion: Michael Lempert’s Discipline and Debate: The Language of Violence in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery (University of California Press, 2012). Honorable mention is awarded to [...]

2013 Biennial SAR Meeting Schedule and Abstracts

Final Schedule We’ve finished the final schedule for our Biennial Meeting next week in Pasadena, April 11-14 (click on the link to download the schedule as a pdf file). You should find your panel and paper listed. Abstracts for papers are available here (click on the link to download all of the abstracts as a pdf). We’re looking forward [...]

2013 Biennial SAR Meeting-Preliminary Schedule

Preliminary Schedule Here is the Preliminary Schedule for our Biennial Meeting in Pasadena, April 11-14 (click on the link to download the schedule as a docx file). You should find your panel listed here and be able to make travel arrangements with this in mind. Discounted Hotel Reservations Please remember that the special discount rate we negotiated [...]

Cosmologies of Credit Receives 2012 Geertz Prize

2012 First Prize SAR has awarded the 2012 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion to Cosmologies of Credit: Transnational Mobility and the Politics of Destination in China by Julie Chu (Duke University Press, 2010). In her monograph Chu, an Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago, crafts a masterful depiction of the [...]

2013 Geertz Prize open for nominations

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion would like to announce our annual juried competition for the Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion. Any single-authored or co-authored book focusing on the anthropology of religion, broadly defined, is eligible for the Prize. The Geertz Prize seeks to encourage excellence in the anthropology of religion [...]

2013 SAR Biennial Meeting

Society for the Anthropology of Religion Biennial Conference April 12-14, 2013 Religious Syncretisms and Synergies To be held at the Pasadena Hilton, Pasadena, California Deadline for paper submission: January 15, 2013 February 1, 2013 Send papers and panel proposals as PDF or Word Documents (including author or organizer email address) to SAR Program Chair Joel [...]

2012 Geertz Prize open for nominations

SAR would like to announce our annual juried competition for the Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion. This year’s Prize coordinator is Lauren Leve. To submit a book for consideration, please send six (6) copies to the Prize committee by March 31, 2012. For full details, see the Geertz Prize page.

SAR Calls for AAA Sessions

SAR calls for proposals for sessions for the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in San Francisco, California, from November 14-18, 2012.

SAR has a new web site

AAA has recently installed the web site maintenance software WordPress on its main server, aaanet.org, and SAR has converted its web site to use WordPress. You can still find all the same information here, and the latest updates on SAR activities, but in a slightly reorganized form. Also, news about SAR activities will be highlighted [...]