The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture, Inc. (ASEC) announces its seventh biennial conference to be held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, March 10-11, 2017 (with a pre-conference reception on March 9). The theme is Eastern Christianity, Reformations, and Revolutions, in honor of the five-hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the one-hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, and is conceptualized to embrace any discipline, topic, period or region related to Eastern Christian groups.

REGISTRATION:  To participate in the conference, all panelists must be members of ASEC and must register and pay the appropriate fee by 1 February.  Until 1 February, the registration fee is $50; after that date, the fee rises to $75; graduate students have a reduced registration fee of $25. Download the registration form here: ASEC Conf Registration2017.  Complete and mail the form with a check for the appropriate amount made out to ASEC, Inc, to Professor Christopher Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac, 400 University Dr., Fond du Lac, WI 54935.

TRAVEL: For those flying, the university is a bit over an hour drive from either Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG) or Dayton (DAY), so it is worth checking flights to both because prices do vary, especially for domestic flights. There are shuttle services that will take one back and forth from the airport. Hopefully we can coordinate so that if groups of people are arriving around the same time, they can ride together. Feel free to discuss any travel questions with Scott Kenworthy (kenwors@miamioh.edu) and send your travel plans to him if you wish assistance getting to Oxford from the airport.

LODGING: Accommodation is booked at the Marcum Center on campus. Call 513-529-6911 to make reservations and ask for “Havighurst Center Conference” rooms before February 9, 2017. Unfortunately rooms are rather expensive for Friday and Saturday nights ($195 for King Single), less for Thursday ($112). There are a limited number of double rooms, which we particularly encourage graduate students to book (we can help to coordinate). There are a few other hotels in Oxford (The Elms, the Hampton Inn, Best Western, and the Baymont Inn & Suites if you have a car). There are also some possibilities through airbnb.

SCHEDULE: The conference opens with a reception on the evening of Thursday 9 March. The first panel begins at 8:30 AM on Friday, and the last panel ends at 6:45 PM on Saturday.  The conference closes with a banquet scheduled for 7 PM, shortly after the final panel. All sessions are plenary.

Limited funding is available to provide graduate students with assistance for travel expenses. For graduate students who would like to receive financial assistance for travel, please contact Scott Kenworthy (kenwors@miamioh.edu) with your request that includes a budget of your travel expenses and how much you will receive from other sources by Dec. 31, 2017.

For more information on the conference and its venue, contact Scott Kenworthy (kenwors@miamioh.edu).