5th Biennial Conference of The Association for the Study of Eastern Christian History and Culture (ASEC)

The theme of the conference is “Antecedents and Subsequents of Iosif Volotsky: Exploring Eastern Christian Concerns” (2015 marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Iosif Volotsky, founder of the Iosif-Volokolamsk Monastery), yet it is designed to “embrace topics from any period, and all regions related to Eastern Christian groups…. 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 … [Read more...]

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

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 … [Read more...]