Requesting Proposals


The AASR is fortunate to have three panels scheduled at major US conferences this coming November:

– American Academy of Religion in Atlanta, 21-24 November
– Society of Biblical Literature in Atlanta, 21-24 November
– African Studies Association in San Diego, 19-22 November

We are interested in receiving paper proposals or suggestions for a round table or book discussion in order to fill these panels. As well, if any of you has a research project and would like to present a preliminary report, such proposals are also welcome.

As has already been pointed out, most of our papers at the AAR in 2014 focused on theology and we want to be clear that we encourage papers from a social scientific approach to the study of religion.

If you are interested, please submit a brief proposal and abstract of your paper or idea to Esther Acolatse:

AASR Bulletin 41


AASR Bulletin No. 41 (November 2014) is now available. You can view and download it here: AASR Bulletin 41

For previous issues of the AASR Bulletin, see:

IAHR African Trust Fund Research & Publication Grant Applications for 2015

The IAHR African Trust Fund seeks to facilitate and promote the advancement of research and the development of scholarship on religion in the African continent (and nearby islands) by encouraging scholarly and contextual research initiatives and practices, as well as publications. The IAHR African Trust Fund aims to encourage and acknowledge the generation of scholars whose research is deemed to hold significant future promise to increase knowledge and contribute to the historical, social and comparative study of religion in the African continent (and nearby islands). Thus, the IAHR African Trust Fund herewith invites young scholars in particular of any ethnic/national origin, working and/or studying in any higher academic or research institution on the African continent (and nearby islands), whose research project needs financial support or whose publication in an African publishing house (scientific journal) requires a subsidy.

Applications are open till 30th March 2015. Grant-winning applicants will be announced on 30th April 2015. Note that all grants will be awarded to the successful applicants in May 2015.

For further information, see: IAHR African Trust Fund Application 2015

AASR Members Presented with Prestigious Award from the American Academy of Religion

Dr. Afe Adogame (University of Edinburgh, UK) and Dr. Damaris Parsitau (Egerton University, Kenya) were presented with an American Academy of Religion Collaborative Research Grant last evening at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion in San Diego, CA, for their project on ‘The Feminization of New Immigrant African Pentecostal Diasporic Religious Cultures.’ Dr. Adogame accepted the award on their behalf. FullSizeRenderFullSizeRender 2

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