2020 Regional Meetings

Open Calls for Papers:

Pacific Northwest
Deadline: January 3, 2020

Deadline: January 6, 2020

Deadline: January 10, 2020

Upper Midwest
Deadline: January 10, 2020

New England-Maritimes
Deadline: January 19, 2020

Eastern International
Deadline: February 1, 2020

Open Registration:




Deadline for Proposals to IAHR World Congress: December 31


As a proud member of the International Association for the History of Religions (IAHR), the AAR is pleased to announce the XXII Quinquennial World Congress of the IAHRhosted by the New Zealand Association for the Study of Religions, which will take place in Dunedin, New Zealand, August 23-29, 2020.

While welcoming contributions on any topic in the academic study of religion, the 2020 Congress has the theme of Centres and Peripheries. The deadline for proposal submissions is December 31, 2019. Proposals can be submitted through this online form. Proposals will be evaluated on a rolling basis, but proposers should hear back from the IAHR Academic Programme Committee no later than mid-March.

Registration for the IAHR 2020 World Congress is now open. Early Bird registration closes on May 1, 2020.

Travel Grants for the IAHR 2020 World Congress 

The IAHR will have some travel grants available for the IAHR 2020 World Congress, and when submitting an abstract, you can indicate that you would like to be considered for a grant. Applicants should also submit a CV and covering letter outlining the estimated cost of their travel and what other resources they have available (or have applied for) which will enable them to attend the Congress. The deadline for applications will be February 24, 2020. Applications should be submitted by email to

In addition, the AAR has set aside $10,000 for travel grants for its members to attend the IAHR 2020 World Congress. More information will be forthcoming about those grants early next year.