AASR meets at the quinquennial world congresses of the IAHR for electing a new AASR Executive for the next five-year period and for dealing with matters that need the approval of the AASR General Meeting. The next IAHR congress takes place in New Zealand in 2020. In the past, the AASR met at:

  • Mexico City in August 1995
  • Durban in August 2000
  • Tokyo in March 2005
  • Toronto in August 2010
  • Erfurt in August 2015

AASR also organises a major regional conference at least twice every five years in Africa. AASR has organised eight conferences in Africa and is currently organizing a ninth that will meet in Senegal in the summer of 2019.

Previous AASR Regional Conferences:

  • Nairobi, Kenya, Kenyatta University/Amani Centre (The Religions of East Africa in the Age of Globalization) – July 27-30, 1999
  • Legon, Ghana, University of Ghana (The Role of Religion in the Socio-Cultural Transformation of West Africa) – February 4-8, 2004
  • Gaborone, Botswana, University of Botswana (Health, Healing, and the Study of the Religions of Africa) – July 8-13, 2007
  • Ile-Ife, Nigeria, Obafemi Awolowo University (Religion, Environment and Sustainable Development) – January 17-21, 2009
  • Njoro, Kenya, Egerton University, (Sports, Leisure, Religion & Spirituality in Africa & the African Diaspora) – July 18-23, 2012
  • Cape Town, South Africa, University of Cape Town (Religion, Ecology, and the Environment in Africa and the African Diaspora) – July 30-August 3, 2014
  • Legon, Accra, Ghana, University of Ghana (Religion, Sexuality, and Identity in Africa and the African Diaspora) – 26-29 July 2016
  • Lusaka, Zambia, University of Zambia and Justo Mwale University (Revisiting Religion, Politics, and the State in Africa and the African Diaspora) – 1-4 August 2018

For more information on the upcoming conference in Senegal, please visit the Meetings page on this website.

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