Conference Guide: American Academy of Religion 2013

Last year we began publishing guides to some of the larger academic conferences to help interested scholars navigate the non-religion and secularity offerings at them. We are happy to announce the release of the conference guide to the 2013 annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion which is being held in Baltimore, Maryland (Nov 23-26).

As usual there are several relevant sessions, panels and papers to engage in Baltimore, but you may also wish to take special note of the four sessions granted to the brand new Secularism and Secularity Group this year. Those interested in contributing to their efforts (of fostering sustained work on such topics at AAR) should be aware that the group’s business meeting will be held immediately after the paper presentations of their third session, “Producing Secularism in Public Spaces” (Monday: 9:00 AM-11:30 AM). Happy navigating.


Conference Guides: Nonreligion at AAR 2012 (1st guide)

The NSRN is pleased to announce an additional service for scholars attending conferences not specifically focused on nonreligion, but still covering the field to some extent or another — the publication of conference guides. These guides will contain a distillation of all the sessions/panels and individual papers relating to the field of nonreligion scheduled for the upcoming conference. We will announce the publication of new guides in our news feed (like we are now) but we will also archive them on the new Conference Guides page. If you have any questions or suggestions about the conference guides please direct them to Per Smith.

Without further ado, here is the very first conference guide:

American Academy of Religion (AAR) 2012