AOS Member News

The Ludo & Rosane Rocher Foundation for Classical Indology, founded by AOS Members Ludo and Rosane Rocher several years ago, has announced three programs of significance to fellow AOS members.

Julie Scott Meisami

Associate Editor for Islamic Near East, from 124.1 (2004) through 127.1 (2007), died on October 9, 2021 at the age of 84 after a battle with cancer. AOS mourns her passing.

AOS and JAOS news

The CfP for the March Annual Meeting is online—send in your abstract by October 15, 2021 to attend in Boston! And to prepare, check out the TOC of the 2021 third issue, 141.3, just out.

Statement of Solidarity

The American Oriental Society (AOS) condemns the wanton destruction of Black lives and stands in solidarity with and joins those engaged in the fight against systemic racism and the struggle for justice, equality, and human rights. We undertake to take immediate and deliberate steps to combat prejudice and hatred against African-Americans. Racism has no place in the AOS.

In the fields of study to which the AOS is dedicated is abundant evidence of pain and oppression inflicted on others because of skin color; it is beyond time to eradicate imagined divisions of humankind and to embrace equality and fraternity of peoples, regardless of skin color, ethnicity, religion, gender identity, or any other basis for oppression.