2024 Virtual Election

The EIR is currently holding a virtual election for 2 open positions on our Executive (Student Director & Vice President).

Members of the AAR who live/work in the region (Ontario, Quebec, New York, Pennsylvania) can vote through this online form: https://forms.gle/1JM8ZTynwoX2Cgs76

Voting will remain open until next Monday (June 10) at 5 PM

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welcoming our new Student Director!

The EIR is pleased to announce the results of our virtual election. Marzia Alteno from the Université de Montréal will be joining the executive as our next Student Director! Members and students in the region can look forward to connecting with Marzia and the rest of the EIR Executive over the next year!

2024 Student Paper Award Winners

At our 2024 Regional Meeting, we announced the winners of our Student Paper Award competitions

Accepting Executive Nominations

We will be holding (virtual) elections for 2 open positions on the EIR executive in the first week of June. We are currently accepting nominations for the positions of Vice President and Student Director. These positions play a vital role in helping us to sponsor programming and support the members of our region.

If you wish to nominate someone (including yourself) email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.! Please feel free to reach also reach out with any questions about the positions or election process.

More information about the virtual election will be found on our website at the beginning of June!

Grad Student Workshop - Religious Studies Beyond the Discipline

If you’re planning to attend the upcoming EIR Annual Meeting at U of T (May 2-4), make sure to check out the Graduate Student Workshop. Happening Thursday May 2 from 4:30-5:30 in the Jackman Humanities Building (JHB 318), join us as we explore Religious Studies Beyond the Discipline: A Roundtable Discussion.

2024 Conference Program

We are happy to share that the preliminary program for our upcoming conference at the University of Toronto is now available!

EIR 2024 Meeting - Registration Open!

Registration for the 2024 EIR Regional Meeting is officially open!

Join us May 2-4 at the University of Toronto. Centred on the theme Sea Change: Religion, Cosmology, Environment, the conference will feature a keynote address from Dr. Hillary Kaell (McGill University) as well as a series of presentations from scholars and students from across the region.

2024 Conference Info

Stay tuned to this page for information about the conference as we get closer to event!

Conference Update

We would like to thank everyone who submitted a proposal for our upcoming conference! We are thrilled with the number of great proposals that we received, and are excited about the conversations that will take place.

Our team is currently reviewing proposals, and we hope to communicate the results to all applicants by mid-March. 

If you have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

2024 EIR Conference - Call for Papers

The EIR is thrilled to announce the theme of our 2024 Regional Meeting! Join us from May 2-4