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SAR Calls for AAA 2015 Sessions. SAR calls for proposals for sessions for the annual meeting of the American Anthropological Association in Denver, Colorado, from November 18-22, 2015. In order to be considered for SAR’s sponsorship, please submit your proposal to the AAA online system no later than March 18. More information is available here.

SAR at the AAA

Every year, SAR sponsors several panels on the anthropology of religion at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA). In 2016, the meeting will be held in Minneapolis, MN.

Below is a list of sessions for the 2016 AAA Meetings that may be of interest to SAR members:

SAR Meeting:

SOCIETY FOR THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION (SAR) BUSINESS MEETING (4-1415)

Friday, November 18

7:45 PM – 9:00 PM

Hilton, Room: Conrad A

We shall be awarding the 2016 Clifford Geertz Book Prize.

Invited Sessions:

CALLING EVIDENCE INTO BEING: VIOLENCE AND THE TROUBLESOME DEAD (4-1075)

Friday, November 18

1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 211CD

BEYOND DISCIPLINE: DISCIPLINE AND LENIENCE IN RELIGIOUS PRACTICE (4-0100)

Friday, November 18

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 101A

Sessions of Interest to SAR Members:

THE LENS OF HORROR: MEDIATING THE (IL)LEGIBILITY AND (IN)VISIBILITY OF AFFECT, EMBODIMENT, AND SPACE (2-0215)

Wednesday, November 16

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 200C

THE POLITICS OF REVELATION (2-0285)

Wednesday, November 16

2:00 PM – 3:45 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 209AB

TOWARD A THEOLOGICALLY ENGAGED ANTHROPOLOGY (2-0450)

Wednesday, November 16

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 200C

INTERGENERATIONAL APPROACHES TO GLOBAL CHRISTIANITY AND RELIGIOUS CONVERSION (3-0045)

Thursday, November 17

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Hilton, Room: Marquette VIII

SECRECY, RELIGION AND THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF ETHICS (3-0135)

Thursday, November 17

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 200AB

TEXTURED BODIES: SCRIPTURE, PRACTICE AND POWER IN THE CONTEMPORARY MIDDLE EAST (3-0100)

Thursday, November 17

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 102C

THE POWER OF AMBIENT FAITH (3-0820)

Thursday, November 17

1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 101C

TOWARDS AN ETHNOGRAPHY OF GOD (3-0790)

Thursday, November 17

1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 103C

THE MIGRATION OF FAITH AND THE FAITH OF MIGRATION (3-1270)

Thursday, November 17

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 208C

BEING MUSLIM FROM SOUTH ASIA (4-0035)

Friday, November 18

8:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Hilton, Room: Marquette III

ANTHROPOLOGY, CHRISTIANITY, CRITIQUE: THE IDEA OF CHRISTIANITY IN ANTHROPOLOGICAL INQUIRY (4-0575)

Friday, November 18

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 211C

INTERIORITY, POLITICS, AND THE STUDY OF RELIGION (PART 2) (4-0440)

Friday, November 18

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 101H

PRECIOUS RELICS: THE MUSEUMIFICATION OF RELIGION AND THE SACRALIZATION OF MUSEUMS (4-0850)

Friday, November 18

1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Hilton, Room: Duluth

SPIRITUAL INSECURITIES: CRISES OF NEOLIBERAL RELIGION AND GOVERNANCE (4-0920)

Friday, November 18

1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 101A

INTERIORITY, POLITICS, AND THE STUDY OF RELIGION (PART 1) (4-1365)

Friday, November 18

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 208C

RITUAL AND THE EVIDENTIARY WISDOM OF ACCIDENT (4-1240)

Friday, November 18

4:00 PM – 5:45 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 101C

EVIDENCE OF THE SENSES: AFFECTS, RITUAL SENSORIUM, AND MEDIA ETHNOGRAPHY OF THE MYSTICAL (5-0315)

Saturday, November 19

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Hilton, Room: Marquette IX

LEARNING VIRTUE: MORALITY AND FREEDOM IN EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS (5-0435)

Saturday, November 19

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Room: 200G

FRAUGHT MEDIATIONS: VULNERABILITY AND ASPIRATION IN THE STUDY OF GLOBAL CATHOLIC MEDIA (5-0725)

Saturday, November 19

1:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Hilton, Room: Marquette V

WESTERN MUSLIMS, THE COMMON GOOD, AND NEW EVIDENCE OF CIVIC ENGAGEMENT (6-0330)

Sunday, November 20

10:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Minneapolis Convention Center, Ro

Recent Sessions

At the 2014 meeting in Washington, D.C., SAR sponsored 33 sessions: