On September 21, Beyond the Professoriate is holding a webinar titled "How to put together a teaching portfolio if you don't have any teaching experience." Starting at 12 PM, this webinar will be helpful for graduate students who may be looking to put together materials for job applications,
Attending the AAR's Annual Meeting? Sign up today for the Have a Cup of Coffee Mentoring Program. This program helps scholars connect with other members and pass on their valuable knowledge. Interested in becoming a mentor? Registration is open until October 7.
Alexander J.B. Hampton's co-authored publication, The Cambridge Companion to Christianity and the Environment, was recently featured in the AAR's Member Note series. See more information about the book on the AAR's website: https://www.aarweb.org/AARMBR/Publications-and-News-/Newsroom-/Member-Notes-/2022/09/Hampton-and-Hedley.aspx.
The EIR is happy to announce the election of our new Student Director, Htet Lwin, from York University. Please join us in congratulating Htet, who will officially commence his duties on July 1.
On Wednesday June 22, the Eastern International Region of the AAR will be holding a virtual happy hour. We will be covering some official business, holding our election for 3 executive positions, but most of all, join us to catch up, connect, and test your knowledge with some trivia questions. We will also be awarding 2 attendees with travel grants for the upcoming Annual Meeting in Denver.
Look forward to seeing everyone there!
EIR Vice President Alexander J.B. Hampton recently wrapped up his project titled “The Pleasure of the Dawn Chorus: Conserving the Pandemic Soundscape.” This project engaged with the wildlife throughout urban environments, and invites reflection on how we can maintain relationships with the non-human inhabitants with whom we share our cities.
This interdisciplinary project was the result of collaboration between a range of faculty, students, and artists, representing such disciplines as Music, Biology, and Religious Studies. The project culminated in a lecture recital, music performance, and reflections. To learn more about the project, and watch the lecture and other videos, head to Dr. Hampton’s website.
The deadline for Annual Meeting Travel Grants is fast approaching! Every spring, the AAR awards 25 travels grants of $500 each and complimentary registration to members who demonstrate both financial need and a desire to participate in the Annual Meeting. The AAR also awards the Religion and the Arts Travel Grant to one graduate student studying religion and the arts who is without insitutional support.
For members who are planning to attend the upcoming meeting in Denver, consider applying for either of these grants before the May 13 deadline. More information about criteria and application requirements can be found on the AAR's website: https://www.aarweb.org/AARMBR/Who-We-Are-/Grant-Programs.
The EIR Executive Board currently has openings for two positions: Vice President and Student Director. If you are interested in serving in either of these positions, please forward your name for nomination to Cynthia Hogan by email (