The American Academy of Religion is a learned society and professional association of scholars and teachers in the field of a religion. Through academic conferences and meetings, publications, and a variety of programs and member services, the Academy fosters excellence in scholarship and teaching.
AOS is the oldest learned society in the United States devoted to a particular field of scholarship. The encouragement of basic research in the languages and literatures of Asia has always been central in its tradition.
AJS is a learned society and professional organization that seeks to promote, maintain, and improve teaching, research, and related endeavors in Jewish Studies in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning.
"A particular aim of the association is to encourage the flow of scholarship between European countries and especially to make it easier for scholars and students in Central and Eastern Europe to participate with their colleagues in Western Europe and beyond in the exchange of knowledge and ideas."