There has been an outstanding response to the two calls for papers for CESS conferences this year. Thank you to everyone who applied! Stay tuned for more details about the 18th Annual Conference at the University of Washington (5-8 October) and the 6th Regional Conference (with ESCAS) at the American University of Central Asia (29 June-1 July).
Sarah Chayes confirmed as keynote speaker for 18th Annual Conference. Chayes is an award-winning former journalist, foreign policy expert, and entrepreneur with ten years’ experience in Afghanistan.
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Congratulations to the 2016 CESS Award Winners! See the Latest Awards page for details.
CESS welcomes its 2016/17 President, Douglas Northrop.
CESS also welcomes the following new members to the CESS Board: Amanda Wooden, Aksana Ismailbekova, and Jennifer Murtazashvili.
The 17th CESS Annual Conference at Princeton University was a great success! CESS thanks Princeton University for hosting us and to the 300 delegates who attended.
The CESS Public Outreach Award
The CESS Public Outreach Award is presented to an individual, a group of individuals, or an organization in recognition for extraordinary work that contributes to advancing and making accessible knowledge of Central Eurasia to a broad audience. The award is accompanied by a monetary prize of $500. An interdisciplinary panel of three scholars of Central Eurasia — appointed by the CESS Executive Board — will consider the nominations for the Public Outreach Award on grounds of the accessibility and impact of the contribution in service (broadly defined) to the field of Central Eurasian Studies. Normally, the committee will consider submissions and present the award every other year, unless there are no nominations that merit recognition.
Guidelines for the competition are as follows:
Materials relevant to the nomination of the Public Outreach Award should be received by September 15, 2015, at the following address:
CESS Public Outreach Award Committee
N.B. Nominations for the Public Outreach Award will be taken in odd-numbered years, as determined by the selection committee. The selection committee will announce the given award at the following CESS Annual Meeting, if the committee determines that the nomination pool meets the standards that it has set. If the pool does not meet standards, the award will not be given in that cycle, and nominations will again be taken in two years' time.
N.B. Nominations for the Public Outreach Award are only eligible for one competition cycle.
Recipients of the Public Service Award
Honorable mention was given to Storyscapes Osh.