2024 Annual conference

SSEC’s premier event-the annual conference. Meet world renowned scholars, be the first to hear about cutting edge research in the historical study of early Christianity, and relax over lunch with like minded friends. See below for the dates and theme of the next conference and how to register.

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Paul, People, and Places

Join us for an enlightening journey into the world of Paul the Apostle at our upcoming conference, where we’ll delve into the fascinating places he visited and the diverse array of people he encountered. Paul’s letters are filled with people and allusions to their households and cities sit tantalizing in the background. How did these people come to be the early church? And what was Paul’s role in shaping the house churches in so many cities across the Mediterranean? Whether you’re a scholar, a history enthusiast, or simply curious about the life and travels of Paul, this conference promises to be an immersive and enlightening experience. Don’t miss this opportunity to uncover the enduring legacy of one of history’s most influential figures.

Speakers and Topics


When? Saturday 4 May 2024 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (UTC+11)

Come along in Person. There are 80 seats available and we strongly encourage in person attendance. The venue is easily accessible and there is plenty of free parking available.

Morning and Afternoon Tea, and Lunch. We trialed a new caterer last year and it went very well. We will be using them again this year.

Unable to Attend in Person? We also offer Zoom for interstate and international members and those who would have difficulty attending in person.


Room 122, Level 1, Building C, Arts Precinct Conference Room
Macquarie University, 25 Wally’s Walk, NORTH RYDE NSW 2113

All Day Conference Event

Macquarie University Arts Precinct Conference Room
Level 1, Room 122, Building C, Arts Precinct, Macquarie University

Be sure to register ASAP as in-person attendance is limited to 80.

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Zoom attendance is available for Interstate and International members.
To organise a zoom link Email Karyn at ssec@mq.edu.au


Zoom attendance$96/$12per talk
In Person Attendance Rates
SSEC Members  $130.00  
Non Members  $145.00  
Alumni  $140.00  
Pensioners  $95.00  
Full Time Students (Student Number required)  $55.00  
Lectures Members  $20.00 per lecture  
Lectures Non Members  $25.00 per lecture  

*special thanks to Ruby Gosbell for the artwork.