Annual Meetings

The society's annual meetings are held in conjunction with the annual meetings of the American Academy of Religion. Please consult the AAR web site for details as to location, housing, and the like.

The format of our meetings typically consists of two sessions, the first on Friday evening and the other on Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, with a business meeting (open to all members) in the final half hour of the second meeting.

The society’s 2018 Annual Meeting will be held in Denver, Colorado, Nov. 16-18.

2018 Annual Meeting Program

Friday, November 16
7:00-9:00pm, Hilton City Center, Penrose II (Lower Level 1)
AAR Program: P16-501

Discussion of To Be Cared For by Nathaniel Roberts, Winner of the 2018 SHCS Book Award

Kerry San Chirico, Villanova University, Presiding


Amy L. Allocco, Elon University
Sarbeswar Sahoo, Indian Institute of Technology Delhi
Eliza Kent, Skidmore College
Shana Sippy, Centre College, Carleton College

Responding: Nathaniel Roberts, University of Göttingen

Saturday, November 17
7:30-8:30am, Hilton City Center, Independence (Lower Level 1)
AAR Program: P17-6

Society for Hindu-Christian Studies Board Meeting

Michelle Voss Roberts, Emmanuel College, Toronto, Presiding

Sunday, November 18
12:30-3:00pm, Hilton City Center, Penrose II (Lower Level 1)
AAR Program: P18-104

An Invitation to Comparative Theology: Francis X. Clooney's Argument for the Future of Hindu-Christian Studies

Jeffery D. Long, Elizabethtown College, Presiding

Kalpesh Bhatt, University of Toronto
A Hindu-Christian “Third Space”: Integrating Comparative Theology with the Anthropology of Religion

Michelle Voss Roberts, Emmanuel College, Toronto
'Study' is a Verb: Toward a Not-(Only)-Elite Future of Hindu-Christian Studies

Daniel Soars, University of Cambridge
Hindu-Christian Studies: Theology and Interreligious Dialogue

Jonathan Edelmann, University of Florida
An Answer to the Call: Exploring the Risks and Rewards of Hindu-Christian Studies for Hindu Theology

Rita Sherma, Graduate Theological Union
Francis X. Clooney’s Timely Theological Imperative: Constructive Theology & the Lacuna in Religious Studies Methodology

Responding: Francis X. Clooney, Harvard University

Business Meeting

Michelle Voss Roberts, Emmanuel College, Toronto, Presiding

Past Annual Meetings

2017 Boston, MA
2016 San Antonio, TX
2015 Atlanta, Georgia
2014 San Diego, California

2013 Baltimore, Maryland

2012 Chicago, Illinois
2011 San Francisco, California
2010 Atlanta, Georgia
2009 Montréal, Quebec
2008 Chicago, Illinois
2007 San Diego, California
2006 Washington, D.C.
2005 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2004 San Antonio, Texas
2003 Atlanta, Georgia
2002 Toronto, Ontario
2001 Denver, Colorado
2000 Nashville, Tennessee
1999 Boston, Massachusetts
1998 Orlando, Florida
1997 San Francisco, California
1996 New Orleans, Louisiana
1995 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1994 Chicago, Illinois