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Welcome to SSEC - The Society for the Study of Early Christianity
This is the Home Page of the Society for the Study of Early Christianity.
SSEC is an organisation based in Sydney NSW Australia at the Macquarie University. If you want to know more about us & our background then view the web page about us.
If you would like to become a member of the society then go to our web page on membership.
Or if you want to contact us by phone or by snail mail or by email see the web page called contact us.
Enjoy our website!
Last updated 1 March 2014 by SSEC webmaster BJ Eyland
What's new at SSEC
SSEC Annual Conference May 2014
Theme - "Christ or Caesar: Render Unto Caesar?"
Thursday 1 May 2014 & Saturday 3 May 2014
Last updated 1 March 2014. Register now. SSEC Conference Registration Form/Program (PDF 256Kb) is now available. Register now.
Many details have been loaded onto the SSEC Annual Conference 2014 Website. Details of our speakers and their topics and abstracts (where provided) have also loaded on the SSEC Conference Proceedings 2014 website. Further details will be added as they become available.
Note: Full Conference program with speakers, topics, timetable, venue, costs, bio, parking, and registration form etc will be forwarded to SSEC members with the March 2014 (not February) SSEC Newsletter Number 78. If you currently get your newsletter electronically this will be sent out in the first week of March 2014.
Note about Paper Newsletter: Yesterday (28 February 2014), the final copy of the Paper newsletter was delivered to the university printers - and we are awaiting this print job. You should get your envelope (containing SSEC newsletter, Conference Brochure and SSEC renewal form) in your letter box, in about 10 days to two weeks, say about mid March. Trust you receive it in a timely manner. Please let us know - if you think you should get a newsletter and you do not get one.
SSEC: Membership - Due now
Annual Membership Fees
Note: Fees have not increased for approximately 20 years.
Annual Membership is payable by the end of February annually. SSEC Membership gives a discount at the SSEC Activities and a Newsletter is forwarded three times a year.
A Yellow (or pink or green) renewal form will be posted with the March copy of the Newsletter annually. Reminders will also be sent with the June Newsletter.
If you would like to become a new member of the society (or if you would like to renew) then print out a membership form in PDF format (PDF 68KB) .
|SSEC Annual Membership Fees|
|Ordinary Members||AUD $30|
|Family Rate||AUD $35|
(Pension not senior, or full-time student)
SSEC 2014 Activities and monthly events - still being finalised - but some dates are available now.
- Go to the Calendar of Events web page. Easy to remember web address is www.mq.edu.au/ssec/events (all in lower case).
Join us on Facebook
- Go to the SSEC Facebook group.
Join us on Academia.edu
- Go to the SSEC Academia page.
- or copy this into your browser http://mq.academia.edu/SocietyfortheStudyofEarlyChristianitySSEC
Useful Downloads in PDF
SSEC Membership Application form (PDF 68KB)
Become a member of SSEC.
Please let us know if you want to receive your future SSEC Newsletters electronically. This will significantly lower our printing & postage costs, email: SSEC@mq.edu.au
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