ASEC (Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History & Culture) Conference

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March 8, 2013 – March 10, 2013 all-day
Georgetown University
3700 O Street Northwest
Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057
Registration is $50 ($25 for graduate students) and participants must be members of ASEC by the time of the conference.
Jennifer Spock

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The theme for this year is “Antecedents and Subsequents of Iosif Volotsky:  Exploring Eastern Christian Concerns” and is conceptualized to embrace topics from any period, and all regions related to Eastern Christian groups.

ASEC’s mission is to encourage scholarship in all areas of Eastern Christian culture from any time period or region.  Therefore, while Iosif Volotsky (d. 1515) represents a branch of the Russian tradition, ASEC nevertheless encourages papers and panels on topics outside that experience. The topic is broadly conceived to address the interests and concerns of Iosif, a monastic reformer, whose life and work influenced the religious culture of Muscovy as well as modern scholarship of his period.  Iosif’s interests encompassed the multi-faceted issues of religious and spiritual life and ranged from monastic reform to patristics, liturgics, education, administration, spirituality, heresy,  and secular Christian life, among others.

The conference will include two days of panels plus a keynote address.  For more information:

To become a member of ASEC, please contact the ASEC treasurer, Lucien Frary, Rider University, 2083 Lawrence Road, Lawrenceville NJ 08648 (


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