2012 Geertz Prize open for nominations

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion would like to announce our annual juried competition for the Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion. Any single-authored or co-authored book focusing on the anthropology of religion, broadly defined, is eligible for the Prize. The Geertz Prize seeks to encourage excellence in the anthropology of religion by recognizing an outstanding recent book in the field. This year’s Prize coordinator is Lauren Leve. To submit a book for consideration, please send six (6) copies to the Prize committee by March 31, 2012. For full details, see the Geertz Prize page.

The prize is named in honor of the late Professor Clifford Geertz, in recognition of his many distinguished contributions to the anthropological study of religion. In awarding the Prize, the Society hopes to foster innovative scholarship, the integration of theory with ethnography, and the connection of the anthropology of religion to the larger world.

SAR has a new web site

AAA has recently installed the web site maintenance software WordPress on its main server, aaanet.org, and SAR has converted its web site to use WordPress. You can still find all the same information here, and the latest updates on SAR activities, but in a slightly reorganized form. Also, news about SAR activities will be highlighted on the main page with a news item like this one. You’ll never be more than one or two clicks away from what you seek. Comments and suggestions are welcome! Write to the web site administrator.