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 Tenth Biennial Conference for 1-3 February 2024 at Ohio State University.

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