2021 Clifford Geertz Prize In The Anthropology of Religion

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion A section of the American Anthropological Association announces the 2021 juried competition for the:

CLIFFORD GEERTZ PRIZE IN THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF RELIGION

The Geertz Prize seeks to encourage excellence in the anthropology of religion by recognizing an outstanding recent book in the field.  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.

Eligibility

Any single-authored or co-authored book focusing on the anthropology of religion, broadly defined, is eligible for the Prize. Edited volumes, textbooks, and reference works are not eligible, nor are works in which religion is a secondary subject. The book’s author need not be an anthropologist by profession, but the work should draw on and respond to research and theory within the anthropology of religion. Books must have a publication date of 2018 or later. Books that have already been reviewed for the Prize will not be reconsidered.

The prize will be awarded at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in November 2021.

Submission guidelines

To receive additional information on how to submit a book for consideration, please contact me at timothy.landry@trincoll.edu. Deadline for submission of books is: April 30, 2021


Timothy R. Landry
Chair, 2021 Geertz Prize Committee

2020 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion

The Society for the Anthropology of Religion
A section of the American Anthropological Association
announces the 2020 juried competition for the:

2020 Clifford Geertz Prize in the Anthropology of Religion

The Geertz Prize seeks to encourage excellence in the anthropology of religion by recognizing an outstanding recent book in the field. 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.

Eligibility

Any single-authored or co-authored book focusing on the anthropology of religion, broadly defined, is eligible for the Prize. Edited volumes, textbooks, and reference works are not eligible, nor are works in which religion is a secondary subject. The book’s author need not be an anthropologist by profession, but the work should draw on and respond to research and theory within the anthropology of religion. Books must have a publication date of 2018 or later. Books that have already been reviewed for the Prize will not be reconsidered.

The prize will be awarded at the American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting in November 2020.

Submission guidelines

To receive additional information on how to submit a book for consideration, please contact jon.bialecki@gmail.com.

Deadline for submission of books: May 9, 2020

Jon Bialecki
Chair, 2020 Geertz Prize Committee

SAR 2019 Meeting Schedule & Information

Society for the Anthropology of Religion

‘Politics of Religious Knowledge and Ignorance’

Society for the Anthropology of Religion (SAR) Conference,
Victoria College, University of Toronto, May 21-23, 2019

To view and download the 2019 SAR conference program, visit the following link:

For information on conference registration, including accommodations, click here.

We look forward to welcoming you to Toronto!

Victoria University Map:

*For those delegates observing Ramadan, a prayer room is available in the basement of Emmanuel College [#5], and is open from 9am-4pm.

2018 Student Paper Prize Meeting

Photo taken of the luncheon for the 2018 SAR Student Paper Prize winners, November 17, 2018.

2018 Student Prize Meeting

The Department of Anthropology at San Jose State University kindly agreed to host this lunch for SAR.

Names clockwise starting from the left end of the table: Simon Coleman, Leanne Williams, Kalpesh Bhatt (finalist), Robert Weller, Mayfair Yang (mentor), Jane Saffitz (winner), Roberta Ricucci, Mara Leichtman (judge), Stacey Langewick (mentor), Khalidah Ali, Crystal Sheedy (runner up), Fred Klaits (mentor), and Tyler Zoanni (finalist).

Our host from the Department, Jay Ou, is standing in the back. We also thank the Head of the Department of Anthropology at San Jose State U, Roberto Gonzalez.

To find out more about the SAR Student Paper Prize, and the upcoming call for submission, click here.