Saturday, December 11, 2004

Pagan Studies in the Academy (AAR Musings, Part 3)

I mentioned earlier an attempt by scholars of contemporary Paganism to gain program-unit status in the American Academy of Religion.

Good news from Cat McEarchern, who has been doing the heavy lifting on the proposal:
We got it. I heard just a few minutes ago that the AAR Program Committee approved the proposal for the Contemporary Pagan Studies Consultation. There was apparently only a brief discussion and many of the members of the committee seemed to think that approval was a given. So people outside our field have been noticing all the work we've been doing and the growth of Paganism as a religion.

It's time to start thinking of something that I can submit for next year's session.

I will post a link to the Call for Papers when it is ready.


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