Annual Meeting

Religion, Health, and Disease: An Online Conference Where Interdisciplinary Lines Intersect
Mar. 12-14, 2021
Host Institution: Florida State University

You can register here. To assure the regular registration fee, register by 11:56pm EST on Wednesday March 10th. Fees will go up to $50 for any registrations after that time.

You can find the program here. Here are some of the conference highlights:

  1. Friday, March 12 — Plenary Roundtable: “Race, Religion, and Health: Epidemics of Disparity”
  2. Saturday, March 13 — Plenary Roundtable: “A Pedagogy of Existence: Religion, Oppression, and Well-Being in the Work of William R. Jones” (author, Is God a White Racist?)
  3. Saturday, March 13 — Online Screening: COVID-19 documentary, Totally Under Control (Alex Gibney, 2020)
  4. Several Invited Sessions – Topics: “Healing & the Bible in Africana Christianities,” “Recent Scholarship on the Hebrew Bible,”  “The Book of Ben Sira,” “Class, Identity, and Religion,” “Accessing the Archives of William R. Jones,” and “Well-Being in the Ethnography of Africana Religions”

Many thanks for your participation and please let us know if you have any questions!

Due to COVID-19, the AAR/SBL SE 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually on March 12-14. Florida State University is generously providing the resources and support for that virtual meeting.

As the AAR/SBL SE Joint Executive Committee proceeds with planning, we will post all updates about the conference to this website, so watch here or our Facebook page for further information about the 2021 meeting. The AAR/SBL SE plans to return to an in-person meeting in spring 2022.

You can access the online conference theme here. is the website for the joint meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) Southeastern Regions. We are operating as a joint committee of the AAR/SE LLC and as the Southeast Annual Regional Meeting of the SBL.