CESS membership

Welcome, and thank you!

Thank you for your interesting in becoming a member of CESS, or in renewing your membership. CESS is a vibrant community of scholars, practitioners and institutions from all over the world who share an interest in advancing knowledge and understanding of Central Eurasia.

CESS offers a range of membership options, with staggered pricing for individual scholars to ensure that CESS remains an open and accessible society for all.

Types of CESS membership


If you are a scholar or practitioner who studies or works on issues relating to Central Eurasia, or you have a strong interest in supporting knowledge and understanding of the field of Central Eurasian Studies, please consider becoming an Individual Member of CESS. Memberships are valid for one calendar year at a time.

Individual Membership Page


If you know you are committed to Central Eurasian studies over the long-term and would like to express your commitment in the form of strong support for CESS, you can become a Lifetime Member. Lifetime Members receive the same benefits as Individual Members, but with no expiry date!

Lifetime Membership Page


Does your institution engage in Central Eurasian studies? Do you have a number of scholars, staff and graduate students who would benefit from CESS conferences, publications and mailings? If so, please find out more about the many benefits of becoming an Institutional Member of CESS. Memberships are valid for one calendar year at a time.

Institutional Membership Page


From time to time, CESS awards Honorary Membership status that recognize colleagues who have dedicated their careers to contributing to the field of Central Eurasian Studies

Honorary Membership Page

Membership benefits

Membership of CESS brings a host of practical and less tangible benefits. By becoming a member, you contribute to supporting CESS and becoming part of the global Central Eurasian studies community, fostering communication and improvement of scholarship in the field.

Members are invited to submit paper and panel proposals for the CESS Annual Conference and Regional Conference, and receive a significant discount on the registration fee for CESS Conferences. Institutional Members are offered some free places at our conferences plus opportunities to advertise and exhibit at the conference.

Members are entitled to a print subscription to the journal Central Asian Survey for $40/year, a fraction of the regular price of over $300/year. You can also subscribe to the journal Central Asian Affairs for $69/year ($40/year for students), a significant reduction compared to the regular price of about $100/year. Institutional Members receive Central Asian Survey free as part of their membership.

As a member, you can participate in the running of CESS by joining a committee, writing for the CESS Blog, and electing new board members each year. Why not consider running for election yourself? Contact the CESS Administrative Coordinator to find out more about getting involved with CESS.

Members are listed in and have exclusive access to the CESS Member DirectoryYou will receive information via email about CESS activities and publications via the CESS Mailing List, and you have the option of joining the [CESS-Member] information distribution group (for members only) to receive information about grants, jobs, conferences, publications and other matters of interest to the Central Eurasian studies community.

Questions about membership?

If you have any questions about any aspect of CESS Membership, please contact the CESS Administrative Coordinator at info@centraleurasia.org.