Welcome to the official website of the Pacific Northwest Region of the AAR/SBL & ASOR

Annual Meeting at Marylhurst University, March 27-29, 2015
Our annual meeting is being held about 5 weeks earlier than we normally meet.  Host institutions are becoming more difficult to find as time goes on, and so we agreed to meet earlier this year to accommodate room scheduling at Marylhurst. Our host, Susan Carter (also our President), has gone above and beyond to make our meeting successful.

Under the “Annual Meetings” tab you will find the Call for Papers with instructions and important deadlines.  This year submissions will be sent directly to the Chair and/or Co-Chairs of each Program Unit. The deadline for submissions is Sunday, November 16, 2014.

Registration and Housing information will be available in mid-January.  Our registration fees remain the same as 2014.

Under the “Awards” tab you will find information about the Region’s Student Paper Competition for undergraduates and graduate students.  Instructions for the SBL Regional Scholar Award can also be found here.

Have you recently published a book?
I would like to include a tab on our website highlighting the publications of our members in the Pacific Northwest Region.  Send the information directly to me (bassa@gonzaga.edu).

Social Media
You will find links to our Facebook Page and LinkedIn Group under the “Links” tab.  Feel free to post announcements or begin discussions on these sites.  There is also a link to the Facebook Page for Student Members of the AAR.

If you are interested in starting a Program Unit, send proposals for a Special Topics session to the Executive Committee.

If you would like to volunteer or have suggestions for the Region, feel free to contact me or any of the Executive Committee.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who make our Region such a success!!


Ardy Bass
Executive Secretary
PNW Region