Tentative Business Meeting Agenda for AAR/SBL 2017

Once again the AASR will be holding a business meeting at the annual AAR/SBL Conference. This year the conference is in Boston, USA from 18-21 November 2017. See below for the tentative agenda and the details for the sessions that are sponsored by the AASR. If you have any additions, please contact the General Secretary, Corey Williams.

Business Meeting (Tentative) Agenda

Date: Monday, 20 November 2017

Time: 1:00-3:30PM (the meeting will commence after the papers session)

Location: MCP-Grand Ballroom D

  1. Review and adoption of Minutes
  2. Reports (President, General Secretary, Editor-in-Chief of AASR E-Journal)
  3. Discussion: adding ‘Diaspora’ to the name the AASR. Suggestion: Association for the Study of the Religions of Africa and its Diaspora (ASRAD).
  4. Lusaka Conference: 1-4 August 2018. Discuss ideas for involving young scholars.
  5. Revamping of Steering Committee
  6. Adding a PhD Representative to the Executive Committee
  7. Membership
  8. Thematic Proposals for AAR/SBL 2018
  9. Closing

 Other Scheduled Sessions


African Association for the Study of Religions

Crossing Borders: Interaction of Healing Practices of Religions in Modern Africa

Saturday 1:00-3:30PM

Hynes Convention Center 309 (Third Level)



African Association for the Study of Religion Dinner

Saturday, 6:30-10:00 PM

Members are invited to a dinner at the home of Professor Jacob Olupona



Quaker Studies Unit and the African Association for the Study of Religions

Theme: Quakerism and Decolonization/Enculturation in Kenya and Rwanda

Sunday 3:00-4:30PM

Marriott Copley Place Vineyard (Fourth Level)



African Association for the Study of Religions

Theme: Texts in Context: Molding the Maasai and Prosperity Gospel in South Africa

Monday, 1:00-3:30 PM

Marriott Copley Place Grand D (Fourth Level)

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