Membership of the RHA is governed by its Constitution. There are two kinds of members – Ordinary Members and Fellows – as well as a Committee of Management.
You can become a member of the RHA in two ways. Either take out an RHA Membership Subscription to the Journal of Religious History through the Wiley website. In addition to all membership benefits, you will receive a subscription to the Journal of Religious History. Or, for AUS$25.00, you can subscribe through Register Now as an Ordinary Member. This entitles you to receive TheRHA, the Religious History Association newsletter, vote and participate in RHA meetings, and receive discounts to attend RHA workshops and conferences.
Fellows are chosen in recognition of outstanding contributions to the purposes of the Association. They are elected for life after nomination by two members of the Association to the Secretary and confirmation by a quorum in attendance at the annual general meeting.
Committee of management
The committee of management consists of the president, vice president, treasurer, secretary and the editor(s) of the Journal of Religious History and two ordinary members of the Association. It meets at least twice a year to discuss RHA business. For 2016-2020, the committee consists of Constant Mews (President), Glenn O’Brien (Vice President), Katherine Massam (Secretary), and Kerrie Handasyde (Treasurer), and Shurlee Swain, Philip Almond, Peter Harrison, Leigh Penman and Joanna Cruickshank (Ordinary members), as well as the editor(s) of the Journal of Religious History. The next election for the committee of management will be held in mid 2019.
President: Professor Constant Mews
Treasurer: Kerrie Handasde
Secretary : Katherine Massam
Editor(s) of the Journal of Religious History
The editor(s) of the Journal of Religious History is appointed for a two-year term by the committee of management and serves a maximum of four continuous two-year terms. The current editors are Jason Taliadoros and Joanna Cruickshank whose term began in mid-2015.