ASEC 2015 Conference Program in Word Format

  • Office of Academic Affairs, Rhodes College
  • Program in the Humanities (Search), Rhodes College
  • Department of Modern Languages and Literatures, Rhodes College
  • Department of Greek and Roman Studies, Rhodes College
  • Hilandar Research Library, The Ohio State University
  • Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture

Book Exhibit: Holy Trinity Publications, Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary, Jordanville, NY

Thursday, September 17, 2015, Westin Hotel

7:30-9:00 Pre-conference reception

Friday, September 18, Westin Hotel and Rhodes College
8:00 Welcome / Opening of Conference: Valeria Nollan, President, ASEC
8:00-9:45 Georges Florovsky and the Russian Religious Renaissance: A Conversation with Paul Gavrilyuk
  • Chair: Matt Miller, University of Northwestern
  • Author:Paul L. Gavrilyuk, University of St. Thomas
  • Panelists:Heather Bailey, University of Illinois
  • Randall A. Poole, College of St. Scholastica
  • Paul Valliere, Butler University
10:00-11:45 Beyond the Boundaries of Orthodoxy
  • Chair: Scott Kenworthy, Miami University of Ohio
  • Popular Orthodoxy and the Repression of Heresy in Russia: The Trial of P.P. Katasonov, 1869-72.  J. Eugene Clay, Arizona State University
  • Maliovantsy: Christian Orthodoxy and the Ukrainian “Evangelical” Peasants of Late Imperial Russia. Sergei Zhuk, Ball State University
  • Acceptable Religion: Orthodox Revival and Neo-Protestantism in 1920s Bucharest. Roland Clark, Eastern Connecticut State University
  • “Kakaia ona Baptistka!” Evangelical Women Workers in Post-WWII Siberia. April French, Brandeis University
12:00-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:45 Muscovite Monasticism
  • Chair: Roland Clark, Eastern Connecticut State University
  • To a Question about the Heritage Hymnography of the Sixteenth-century Monk Michael. Victoria Legkikh, Archive of the German Diocese
  • Prescriptive Life, Normative Life, Real Life: Tracing Daily Activity in a Pre-Petrine Russian Monastery. Jennifer B. Spock, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Good Neighbors Make Good Litigants:Lawsuits of Muscovite Monasteries during the Reign of Ivan IV.  Charles J. Halperin, Indiana University.
  • Two More “Countries Heard From”: Integrating Archeology and Inventory into the Life of Iosif Volotsky. David Goldfrank, Georgetown University
3:00-4:45 Orthodoxy and Schisms
  • Chair: J. Eugene Clay, Arizona State University.
  • The Criminalization of the Schismatic in the Context of the Papal Politics of the Fourteenth Century. Joan Dusa, Independent scholar.
  • Orthodox Missions to “Ancient Orthodox” Lands in Belarus in the Early 19th Century. Barbara Skinner, Indiana State University.
  • Father Ivan Belliustin’s Description of the Rural Clergy and the Construction of a Tsar-Pope Myth in France. Heather Bailey, University of Illinois, Springfield.
  • Liturgical Commemorations, Political Dissent and Religious Schism in the Russian Orthodox Church during the 1920s and 1930s. Carol Dockham, Georgetown University.
6:00-7:00 Reception, Buckman Lobby, Buckman Hall, Rhodes College
7:00 Welcome: Michelle Mattson, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, Rhodes College
7:00-8:30 Keynote Presentation, Blount Auditorium, Buckman Hall, Rhodes College

“Virtue, Violence, and Moral Injury: Maximus the Confessor on Learning How to Love”

Aristotle Papanikolaou, Archbishop Demetrios Professor in Orthodox Theology and Culture, Fordham University
Saturday, September 19, Westin Hotel
8:00-9:45 A Correspondence between Two Corners: Russian Correspondents and Spiritual Seeking in the Twentieth Century
  • Chair:Randall Poole, College of St. Scholastica.
  • “Spiritual” Revolutionaries: The Strange Correspondence of Maxim Gorky and Vasily Rozanov. Erich Lippman, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
  • “So that We Here Might Come to Know Better the Russian Soul”: Approaching the Reception and Influence of Nikolai Berdyaev through Letters from his Western Admirers. Christopher Stroop, University of South Florida.
  • Corresponding Worldviews: Conversion and Spiritual Paternity in the Letters of Gerald Palmer and Fr. Nikon Strandtman. Christopher D. L. Johnson, University of Wisconsin-Fond du Lac.
10:00-11:45 Orthodox Cultural Models
  • Chair:Valeria Nollan, Rhodes College.
  • Strannik i prostranstvo: Representing the Orthodox  Wanderer in the Work of Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin and Fyodor Dostoevsky. Charles Arndt, Vassar College.
  • Wandering Home: Wanderers in the Works of Nikolai Leskov Matthew A. Sutton, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • Christ-Loving Soldiers of a Christian Empire? Religion and the Military in Late Imperial Russia. Betsy Perabo, Western Illinois University.
  • An Assessment of the Impact of Orthodoxy on Serbia’s and Russia’s Cultural Traits through Cross-Cultural Examination. Zivojin Jakovljevic, Cleveland State University.
11:45-1:00 Lunch
1:00-2:45 American Orthodoxy
  • Chair:Charles Arndt, III, Vassar College.
  • The Eastern Church in Colonial America: A Brief Overview. Nicholas Chapman, Holy Trinity Monastery and Seminary, Jordanville, NY.
  • Orthodox Christianity and Religious Freedom in America. Rev. D. Oliver Herbel, Chaplain, 119th Wing, Fargo, ND.
  • Eastern Christianity in Minnesota since 1989. Matt Miller, University of Northwestern.
  • Icons in the Lived Experience of Orthodox Christians in the United States:A Case Study. Amy Slagle, University of Southern Mississippi.
3:00-4:45 Breadth and Depth
  • In Defense of Athanasius and the Ethiopians.  Bernadette McNary-Zak, Rhodes College
  • Pilgrims and Profits: The Russian Company of Steam Navigation and Trade on the Black Sea, 1856-1914. Lucien J. Frary, Rider University
  • Measuring Piety: A Statistical Analysis of the Membership of the Nizhnii Novgorod Convent of the Exaltation of the Cross, 1764-1917. William G. Wagner, Williams College
6:00 Banquet

Speaker: Prof. John Kaltner, Chair, Dept. of Religious Studies, Rhodes College. “Beyond the Scents and Bells: Reflections on My Encounters with Eastern Christianity.”