CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE 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 invites papers that explore any topic, period, or region related to Eastern Christian history and culture. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to participate. Send paper and panel proposals with abstracts of 100-200 words for each paper, and a brief one-page curriculum vitae for each participant to Heather Bailey (firstname.lastname@example.org). Proposals must be received by November 30, 2018. Limited funding is available to provide graduate students with assistance for travel expenses.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor THOMAS BREMER, University of Münster (Germany)
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 at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Phoenix-Tempe-University, 1031 E Apache Blvd, Tempe 85281, 480-966-7202, which is within easy walking distance of campus. Be sure to mention the ASU Melikian Center and to ask for the ASU rate when booking your room. Several other hotels are also 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 email@example.com and ask for the ASU rate.
Be sure to request the ASU rate when reserving rooms.