Home News Regions Corner Rocky Mountain-Great Plains

Rocky Mountain-Great Plains Region PDF-NOTE: Internet Explorer Users, right click the PDF Icon and choose [save target as] if you are experiencing problems with clicking. Print

Regional Coordinator:

John J. O'Keefe
Department of Theology
Creighton University
Omaha, NE 68178
This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Region's Website

This is just a gentle reminder that the Rocky Mountain–Great Plains Regional meeting is coming up soon!

April 5–6, 2013
Denver Seminary
Littleton, CO, USA

Student Paper Awards

Awards will be given out for the best AAR and SBL student papers. The awards are presented during the luncheon on Saturday and carry a stipend of $100 each.

Sections at the Regional Annual Meeting

  • Ancient Near Eastern Archaeology and Archaeological Methods
  • Ancient Near Eastern and Greco-Roman History, Cultures, and Biblical Texts
  • Pedagogical Methods and Technologies
  • Religion and Popular Culture
  • Religion in the Public Square: Religion and Government
  • Religious Traditions — Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism, Native American Religions, etc.
  • The Bible and Cognate Literature
Please note that the system for electronic submission of paper proposals for the 2013 Annual Regional Meeting is now closed.

Special Summer Conference
Theme: Religion in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains

The Rocky Mountain–Great Plains Region is hosting a summer conference on the theme "Religion in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains." See below for more information:

The religious studies department at the University of Denver cordially invites you to attend the one-day "Religion in the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains" conference, to be held Saturday, June 22, 2013, at the University of Denver with the support of an AAR Regional Development Grant.

This one-day conference is envisioned to bring together scholars at different career stages to examine religious identity and practice (including secular and spiritual identities and practices) around the region, past and present. It is intended to help highlight and bring greater interest to issues of religious identity and practice in the states of the Rocky Mountains and Great Plains, and to provide an opportunity for faculty, researchers, and graduate students to connect with and learn from colleagues. The conference is envisioned as a catalyst for more sustained efforts at regional community building, including future conferences and workshops.

Conference Structure

The conference will consist of four panels of paper presentations, followed by a roundtable session in which panel chairs present the highlights of each panel, reflect on the day’s presentations, and offer suggestions for future research. The conference will conclude with a keynote speech by an eminent regional scholar.

Papers will be organized into panels arranged either denominationally or thematically. Each panel will feature scholars from around the region and will include at least one graduate student in order to support career stage diversity. Panels will take an interdisciplinary approach, with multiple disciplines represented, and will leave ample time for interactive discussions with audience members.

There is no cost to attend the conference. Registration will be free and will open in late April.

Housing and Travel

The AAR Regional Development Grant will generously support lunch and coffee for conference presenters and attendees, but cannot provide travel support. The religious studies department at the University of Denver will connect presenters in need of housing with faculty and graduate students who might host them; please indicate your interest in being hosted.

For more information about the conference, please visit www.religionintherockiesconference.wordpress.com or e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


This website contains archived issues of Religious Studies News published online from March 2010 to May 2013, and PDF versions of print editions published from Winter 2001 to October 2009.

This site also contains archived issues of Spotlight on Teaching (May 1999 to May 2013) and Spotlight on Theological Education (March 2007 to March 2013).

For current issues of RSN, beginning with the October 2013 issue, please see here.