A Switch of Faith - Recruitment Poster

Call for Participants

Kate McMartney, a PhD Candidate at Wilfrid Laurier University is currently seeking participants for their dissertation project.

Upcoming Webinar - Beyond the Professoriate

beyond the professoriateOn 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,

Have A Cup of Coffee Mentoring Program

cup of coffee next to laptopAttending 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.

EIR Member Note

Cambridge Companion Religion and EnvironmentAlexander 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

New Student Director

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.

EIR Virtual Gathering


EIR Virtual Happy HourOn 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.

If you are interested in joining us, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for the Zoom link, or keep an eye out on your email!

Look forward to seeing everyone there!  

Explore "The Pleasure of the Dawn Chorus" Project

Hawk standing on fence post. Text reads: Bioacoustics, the arts, religion and conservationEIR 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

Annual Meeting Travel Grants

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

Call for Nominations on the EIR Executive

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 (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please include your name, CV, and a statement of interest. Nominations must be submitted by May 15, and our election will take place virtually in June. For more information about each position, check out the Opportunities page. Feel free to reach out ahead of time with any questions!

The 2022 EIR Annual Conference at Queens University (ON)  has been postponed until 2023. 

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