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January 19, 2013

2013 marks the 75th anniversary of the Association for the Sociology of Religion, and we’re planning to use our meeting in Manhattan this year to celebrate.  Our hotel will be the Doubletree Metropolitan, which is part of the Hilton group in New York City, and we were able to get a phenomenal rate — just $179/night for rooms with one queen- or king-sized bed, and just $199/night for rooms with two beds.  In addition to these excellent rates, the hotel threw in free WiFi and assured us that there will be no extra charges for additional occupants of the rooms.  So the Doubletree is definitely the place to be in August!

We will continue the two-day meeting pattern we initiated in Denver last year, with the ASA Religion Section meeting the day following.  This means our actual session dates will be the 11th and 12th of August.  There will be five simultaneous sessions each day, and as customary, the Presidential and Furfey Lectures and Receptions.  The theme for the 2013 meeting is “Tributaries, Eddies and Cross-Currents: Religion Outside the Mainstream.”  Fred Kniss is 2013 President, Nancy Ammerman is our Furfey Lecturer, and Kelly Chong is our Program Chair.

To have a paper or session proposal considered: (1) You must have paid your 2013 dues; and (2) If you are submitting a session proposal, at least one author of each paper included in the session must be a 2013 ASR member.  This same provision applies to discussion and book review panels.  Please visit the “Membership” section of this website to renew your dues or join the Association.

The deadline for submitting session proposals is March 15, 2013, while the submission period for individual papers extends through April 30, 2013.

Whether you plan to be on the program or not, please try to attend our meeting and help us celebrate 75 years.  New York City is easily accessible by air and train, and we promise to have a excellent program lined up for you.