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A selection of archived newsletters are available for you to read on-line (via iPad, Android, Tablet or Computer).  You will notice in recent times, that we are moving towards electronic newsletters (as a website embedded in an email).   This is to get the information out to SSEC members in a more timely manner without having to go through multiple layers of Universities bureaucracy.

Financial members of the society receive all eNewsletter promptly, non-financial members have to wait several months before the latest eNewsletter is made available on the website. Renewals are due in February/ March each year.

If you would like our eNewsletter regularly then become a member. To become a member, download the Membership SSEC payment Form (PDF 195Kb), sign, scan and return the form via email to

Help us keep our printing and postage costs low, please let us know your email address, so we can keep in touch electronically.

  • If you have told us you want to receive your newsletters electronically, you should receive an email with a SSEC newsletter imbedded in it. The PDF versions will no longer be available.
  • For those who prefer paper, a two page marketing flyer has been produced and will be available for collection at SSEC events.

Disclaimer. SSEC Newsletter Editors' Note: "The Society takes no position on the intellectual content of papers and articles."
"The unique emphasis of our Society is one of history. The study of Early Christianity in its Jewish and Graeco Roman Setting." Prof Alanna Nobbs has asked for this disclaimer to be added to all SSEC correspondence eg SSEC eNewsletters, SSEC website & SSEC facebook etc.

SSEC newsletters: latest on top

Newsletter Download and  date
Newsletter 89March 2019 newsletter
Newsletter 88August 2018 newsletter
Newsletter 87The cover of the March 2018 newsletterMarch 2018 newsletter: forwarded to members on 12 March 2018
Newsletter 86 August 2017 newsletter: sent to members and all friends of the society, as a link within an email.
Newsletter 85 February 2017 newsletter: sent to members and all friends of the society, on 21 February 2017
Alternative newsletter 84 August 2016 newsletter: this is the alternative version of the August 2016 newsletter sent as a 'clever email'. 
This email version was unanimously approved by the SSEC committee on 4 August 2016.
Newsletter 84 August 2016 eNewsletter (Download PDF 670KB). This is the first version of the August 2016 newsletter.
Paper version was posted in late August 2016.
Newsletter 83

March 2016 eNewsletter (Download PDF 648KB)

Newsletter 82

August 2015 eNewsletter (PDF 450kB)

Newsletter 81 March 2015 newsletter (PDF 819KB)
Newsletter 80 September 2014 newsletter (PDF 754KB).
sept 2014
Newsletter 79

Newsletter 79 (749KB) in full colour to SSEC members.    (Distributed electronically on 11 June 2014.)

Paper newsletters were printed & distributed shortly afterwards in mid June 2014. This timetable for distribution was due to Professor Alanna Nobbs overseas conference & travel arrangements.  She returned to Australia 10 June 2014.

Newsletter 78

Newsletter 78 (Revised PDF 680Kb)  in colour to SSEC members. (distributed electronically on 1 March 2014 )

Note: Newsletter 78 has been distributed electronically in March (rather than February) so that all SSEC conference details could be included.

Note:  Conference 2014 -  A full  list of speakers, program/ timetable and all conference details including costs, venue etc has been forward to SSEC members with our March 2014 eNewsletter # 78. (Or via snail mail  with our March 2014 paper Newsletter #78).

Newsletter 77

Newsletter 77 (PDF 666KB) is available now in colour to SSEC members. (as at 1 September 2013)

Newsletter 76 Newsletter 76 (PDF 750KB) is available now in colour to SSEC members.  
Newsletter 75 Newsletter 75 (PDF 1.1MB) is available now in colour.
Newsletter 74 Newsletter 74  (PDF 984KB) is available now in colour. 
Newsletter 73 Newsletter 73    (PDF 569KB) is available now in colour. 
Newsletter 72 Newsletter 72 (PDF 700KB) is available now in colour.
Newsletter 71 Newsletter 71 (PDF 602KB) is available in colour.
Newsletter 70 Newsletter 70 (PDF 503.33 KB) is available in colour.
Newsletter 69 Newsletter 69 (PDF 1.09 MB) - black and white.
Newsletter 68 Newsletter 68 (PDF 6.09 MB)
Newsletter 67 Newsletter 67 (PDF 1.68 MB)

SSEC older newsletters: by volume

Note: SSEC older newsletters are grouped by volume. Latest on top. These volumes are arranged as PDF packages. To view the following packages of PDF you need Adobe Reader. To download Adobe Reader, go to here.

3Newsletters 45 to 66 inclusive  - For February 2003 to February 2010 inclusive - Due to some website technical problems, this large file has been subdivided into four smaller parts, to make this easier to Download.
3A Newsletters 45 to 55 Feb 2003 to June 2006 Newsletter 45 to 55 (PDF 1.8MB)
3B Newsletters 56 to 61 Sept 2006 to June 2008 Newsletters 56 to 61 (PDF 2MB)
3C Newsletters 62 to 64 Sept 2008 to June 2009 inclusive Newsletters 62 to 64 (PDF 1.6MB)
3D Newsletter 65 & 66 Sept 2009 & Feb 2010 Newsletters 65 & 66 (PDF 3.8MB)   (Note: This file sometimes plays up and just doesn't want to download please accept our apologies, if you have trouble with this file, sincerely SSEC web master)
2Newsletters 23 to 44 Sept 1995 to Sept 2002 Newsletters 23 to 44 (PDF 992.26 KB)
1Newsletters 1 to 22 June 1987 to June1995 Newsletters 1 to 22 (PDF 6.47 MB)

SSEC indices: by volume

Note: SSEC Indices are available to help you find an article by author or title within the SSEC Newsletters. The General index shows lists all articles in all SSEC newsletters from 1 to 66.

IndexDate PDF format
Index 1 to 22 June 1987 to June1995 Index 1 to 22 (PDF 193.83 KB)
Index 23 to 44 Sept 1995 to Sept 2002 Index 23 to 44 (PDF 17.12 KB)
Index 45 to 66 Feb 2003 to Feb 2010 Index 45 to 66 (PDF 52.83 KB)
General Index (1 to 66) June 1987 to Feb 2010 General Index 1 to 66 (PDF 88.28 KB)

Content owner: Studies of Early Christianity Last updated: 13 Mar 2019 11:50am

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