EIGHTH BIENNIAL CONFERENCE 21-23 FEB 2019
The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture, Inc. (ASEC) announces its eighth biennial conference to be held at the Tempe campus of Arizona State University February 22-23, 2019 (with a pre-conference reception on February 21). Using the millennial anniversary of the enthronement of the Eastern Christian ruler Prince Iaroslav the Wise (r. 1019-1054) as an opportunity for reflection, the conference includes papers that explore any topic, period, or region related to Eastern Christian history and culture. Limited funding is available to provide graduate students with assistance for travel expenses.
Professor THOMAS BREMER, University of Münster (Germany)
ORTHODOXY IN UKRAINE: A THEOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE
A renowned expert in Eastern Christianity, Professor Bremer is the author of several monographs, including Cross and Kremlin. A Brief History of the Orthodox Church in Russia (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans 2013), and the co-edited volume Churches in the Ukrainian Crisis (Palgrave: New York/London 2017). He has been awarded research grants and fellowships from institutions including the Kennan Institute in Washington, DC, and the Boris Jordan Center at New York University.
The ASU Tempe campus is very close to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, a major hub for many airlines. We have reserved a block of 9 rooms for $230 per room per night at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix-Tempe-University, 1031 E Apache Blvd, Tempe 85281, 480-966-7202, which is right next to campus. Several hotels are a short walk from campus:
Farther away from campus are (1) Motel 6 Tempe ASU, 1915 E Apache Blvd on the light rail line, which goes directly to the university (Stop: Veterans Way) and (2) Aloft Tempe, which offers a complimentary shuttle to the university. To reserve a room at Aloft, contact firstname.lastname@example.org and ask for the ASU rate. Be sure to request the ASU rate when reserving rooms.
The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC) is a scholarly, non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of the study of Eastern Christian history and culture. To this aim, ASEC seeks to encourage scholarship and research, advance effective teaching at all levels of education, promote publication and the dissemination of knowledge through the organization of meetings and conferences, and foster closer communication and facilitate the exchange of ideas. Membership in the Association is open to individuals having a professional scholarly interest in any aspect of Eastern Christian history and culture and who fulfill at least two of the following three criteria: 1) possession of advanced degree (at a minimum, MA or equivalent); 2) academic affiliation; 3) scholarly publications.
IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE AND WOULD LIKE TO JOIN, fill out the online membership application or print out and complete the Membership Form. You may pay dues online using PayPal (below). If you prefer, you may mail your application with a check for the appropriate amount to our treasurer Professor Roy Robson, Department of History, Penn State University, 1600 Woodland RD, Abington, PA 19001, USA. Dues are $35 per year for regular members, $10 per year for students. Beginning in 2005, ASEC has sponsored seven biennial conferences and is planning the eighth for 2019. ASEC also has a robust publication program and offers an annual Distinguished Scholar’s Prize. For more information, feel free to contact Eugene Clay (email@example.com) or one of the other officers.