Welcome to the International Association for the History of Religions

IAHR promotes the scientific study of religion assisting the international collaboration of all scholars, member and affiliate societies contributing to the historical, social, and comparative study of religion. It does so by holding congresses and  conferences, by encouraging the publication of Proceedings of such, by way of IAHR related publications like the international journal NVMEN and an IAHR book series, by its Bulletins and e-Bulletins, and by supporting the formation of national and regional associations for the scientific study of religion.

IAHR Congresses & Conferences

The IAHR Quinquennial World Congresses constitute milestones in the history of the IAHR and the international study of religion, and in addition, the IAHR Special and Regional Conferences help promote and support the scientific study of religions in various countries and regions around the world.

In Memoriam: IAHR Honorary Life Member Jacques Waardenburg (1930-2015)

The IAHR Executive Committee has received the sad news that Jacques Waardenburg, an outstanding and influential scholar and an IAHR Honorary Life Member, passed away on April 8. On behalf of the Executive Committee, the IAHR President, Prof. Rosalind I.J. Hackett and General Secretary, Prof. Tim Jensen, want to express our gratitude for the invaluable contribution by Jacques Waardenburg to the study of religions and to the IAHR, as well as to extend heartfelt sympathy with everybody close to Jacques Waardenburg, not least his wife, Hilary Waardenburg-Kilpatrick. An obituary will be published in Numen as soon as possible.

Rosalind I.J. Hackett and Tim Jensen


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AAR Collaborative International Research Grants

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Women Scholars Network

A forum for women in Religious Studies to encourage scholarly exchange. Visit us on Facebook

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African Trust Fund

To facilitate and promote the advancement of research and the development of scholarship on religion in the African continent.

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