The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture, Inc. (ASEC) announces its seventh biennial conference to be held at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, March 10-11, 2017 (with a pre-conference reception on March 9). The theme is “Eastern Christianity, Reformations, and Revolutions,” in honor of the five-hundredth anniversary of the Protestant Reformation and the one-hundredth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, and is conceptualized to embrace any discipline, topic, period or region related to Eastern Christian groups.

The theme’s intent is broadly conceived to address the impact of either the Reformation or the Russian Revolution on any form of Eastern Christianity, including their extended repercussions and legacy to the present day and globally, as well as the impact of other reform movements and revolutions. Papers are also welcome that do not explicitly address these topics. Scholars from all disciplines are invited to participate.

Panel proposals of three participants and chair/discussant are preferred, but individual papers are also encouraged. 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 Eugene Clay ( Proposals must be received by December 15, 2016.

Limited funding is available to provide graduate students with assistance for travel expenses.

For more information on the conference and its venue, contact Scott Kenworthy (

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. Dues are $25 per year for regular members, $10 per year for students. Beginning in 2005, ASEC has sponsored six biennial conferences and is planning the seventh for 2017. ASEC also has a robust publication program and offers an annual Distinguished Scholar’s Prize. For more information, feel free to contact Eugene Clay ( or one of the other officers.

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