About us

The Australian Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) is a professional organisation, comprised of academics, teachers, students and others with a knowledge and experience of religious traditions, which was formed in Adelaide in 1976.

The AASR promotes the study of religion by:

1. Producing the Journal for the Academic Study of Religion;
2. Holding an annual conference;
3. Circulating an e-list of upcoming international events, scholarships and academic positions;
4. Hosting a website; and
5. Facilitating networks of like-minded scholars.

The AASR is a member association of the international Association for the History of Religions. Many AASR members also hold membership in other societies representing specific disciplines and cross-disciplinary fields.

The Association aims to function as a meeting place where the study of religion in its broadest dimensions may be fostered. It owes a considerable debt of gratitude to the Charles Strong Trust for financial support.