Annual Meeting

The AAR/SBL Southeastern Regions Annual Conference will meet virtually on March 11-13, 2022. Due to the resurgence of COVID-19 across the country–and in Florida in particular–the conference will include no in-person events. All events will occur virtually. Given that we are facing the coronavirus resurgence together, we have also pushed back the deadline for section chairs to finalize their panels by Dec. 5th! Thank you for your patience as we adapt to these changing circumstances, and we look forward to seeing you online in March!

The Call for Papers for the 2022 annual meeting hosted by Florida State University is now available here. Our theme statement for the 2022 meeting can be found here.

Awards to be granted at the 2022 meeting..

SBL Regional Scholar Award

This is an award given by SBL, but the process begins at the Regional Meeting. The SBL Regional Coordinator, along with other persons of his or her choosing, evaluate each applicant’s presentation at the regional meeting and determine whether to nominate the applicant to the Regional Scholar Award Selection Committee. Information about the award can be found here or by contacting the SBL-SE Regional Coordinator, Doug Hume.

AAR-SE Graduate Student Award

Graduate students who wish to be considered for this award should submit a paper of no more than 12 pages to the section in which they wish to present, no later than January 15.

SBL-SE Graduate Student Award

Graduate students who wish to be considered for this award should submit a paper of no more than 12 pages to the section in which they wish to present, no later than January 15.

AAR/SBL-SE Undergraduate Student Award

Papers submitted to the undergraduate section of AAR/SBL-SE by the December 15 deadline are eligible for the undergraduate award.

Undergraduate students at institutions in the Southeast Region are invited to submit papers for the Undergraduate Sessions, sponsored by AAR-SE and SBL-SE. Open to all topics, the sessions will be composed of the papers considered the best submissions by an interdisciplinary committee. Students should submit completed papers that reflect original student research of an appropriate length for presentation (approximately 12 double-spaced pages). No paper over 14 double-spaced pages, regular size font, will be considered; footnotes should be converted to endnotes to ensure proper length; one submission per student. Undergraduate students can only submit papers for presentation in the undergraduate sessions; their papers will not be considered for other sections.

On a cover page, please include contact information for the student and a faculty sponsor who has reviewed the submission. Proposals will not be accepted after December 15, 2021 and should be emailed to AARSBLSE@gmail.com as a PDF attachment. All undergraduate papers are automatically considered for the Undergraduate Paper Prize. Questions may be directed to Steven A. Benko at AARSBLSE@gmail.com.

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