The officers of the Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC), a scholarly society committed to the humanities, unequivocally condemn Russia’s military attack on Ukraine, which has endangered innocent people and their cultural heritage. We stand with all the people of Ukraine and Russia who oppose this war.

The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC) is a scholarly, non-profit, tax-exempt 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 acting treasurer Professor Eugene Clay, 1852 E Flores Drive, Tempe, AZ 85282-2827 USA.  Dues are $35 per year for regular members, $10 per year for students and retirees. Beginning in 2005, ASEC has sponsored eight biennial conferences and is planning the ninth for 2022. ASEC also has a robust publication program and offers an annual Distinguished Scholar’s Prize. For more information, feel free to contact Nadieszda Kizenko (nkizenko (at) or one of the other officers.

We are planning our Ninth Biennial Conference for 3-5 November 2022 at Ohio State University.

REGISTRATION:  To participate in the conference, all panelists must be members of ASEC and must register and pay the appropriate fee by 15 October. Until 15 October, the registration fee is $50; after that date, the fee increases to $75; although registration is still required, there is no fee for graduate students or affiliates of The Ohio State University. Register via Eventbrite.  The conference registration fee does not include the closing night banquet, which is $50 for all participants. Advance registration and pre-payment for the banquet is required via Eventbrite.

LODGING: Accommodation is reserved at The Blackwell Inn & Conference Center on The Ohio State University campus in Columbus, Ohio. The guest rate is $162.00 plus taxes and parking (if applicable) for 1 King bed. Reservations are made on an individual basis and must be guaranteed with a credit card. Reservations should be made by the designated cutoff date (October 1, 2022) in order to take advantage of the special group rate. To receive the negotiated group rate, participants should identify themselves as being with the Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture program (or ASEC 2022) when making reservations. Individuals should cancel reservations prior to 4:00 PM the day before their scheduled arrival to avoid one night’s room and tax charge to the credit card on file.

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