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AAR Annual Meeting
San Diego, CA
November 23-26, 2019

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Cultural History of the Study of Religion Unit and Religion, Media, and Culture Unit

Call for Papers: 

Curating Religion
Museums have long been endowed with the authority to curate public understanding and consumption of religion. This role has entailed their intervention in a number of pressing debates as to the relationship of religion and science, race and racism in the US, nationalism and immigration, and the politics of religious and cultural “heritage.” How have conventional museum spaces responded to critiques of their role as well as to the rise of alternative venues including digital platforms, performance art, etc.? How do various aspects of museum work, including preservation, collections management, and digitization, shape what gets read or counted as religion? We welcome papers that interrogate any aspect of this changing nexus of museums, mediatization and the material history of the study of religion in any historical context.

Method: 
PAPERS
Process: 
Proposals are anonymous to chairs and steering committee members during review, but visible to chairs prior to final acceptance or rejection
Leadership: 
ChairSteering Committee