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Febi R. Ramadhan
SAR Communication Liaison
PhD Student, Northwestern University
The Society for the Anthropology of Religion
A section of the American Anthropological Association
announces the 2022 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.
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 2020 or 2021. 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 2022.
If you would like your book to be considered, please ask your publisher to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive additional information on how to submit a book for consideration, please contact me via email. Deadline for submission of books is:
April 1, 2022
James S. Bielo
Chair, 2022 Geertz Prize Committee
New Books and Articles
Powers of Pilgrimage: Religion in a World of Movement
New York University Press, 2022
Defining Religion: Durkheim and Weber Compared
Concepts and Persons
University of Toronto Press, 2021
A Rabbi of One’s Own? Navigating Religious Authority and Ethical Freedom in Everyday Judaism
American Anthropologist, 2021
Chinese Environmental Ethics: Religions, Ontologies and Practices
Mayfair Yang (editor)
Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Co., 2021
Re-enchanting Modernity: Ritual Economy and Society in Wenzhou, China
Duke University Press, 2020
Call for Papers
Buddhism in the Anthropocene
Center for Contemporary Buddhist Studies, Max Plank Institute for Social Anthropology, July 14-15, 2022
Abstract deadline: February 28, 2022
Religion and Social Science Unit
2022 American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, November 19-22, 2022
Proposal deadline: March 1, 2022 at 5 PM EST
Further instructions for submitting proposals can be found here.
Representations and Interpretations of the Passion and Death of Christ: Global Perspectives
Manuscript deadline: April 15, 2022
Assistant Research Professor in Biblical Studies and/or Early Judaism (non-tenure track)
Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, Pennsylvania State University
Closing Date: Position open until filled
Assistant Professor in Religion and Culture
Department of Religion and Culture, Wilfrid Laurier University
Closing Date: Position open until filled