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.
Call for Papers for the CESS 18th Annual Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA, October 5-8, 2017. Deadline: Feb 28, 2017.
Call for Papers for the Joint ESCAS-CESS Conference at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, June 29-July 1, 2017. Deadline Extended: Feb 7, 2017.
Общество по изучению Центральной Евразии (CESS) объявляет о наборе заявок на две конференции: (1) VI Региональная конференция CESS совместно с Европейским обществом по изучению Центральной Азии (ESCAS), место проведения - Американский Университет в Центральной Азии (AUCA), г. Бишкек, Кыргызстан, 29 июня – 1 июля 2017 г.; (2) XVIII Ежегодная конференция CESS, место проведения - Университет Вашингтона, г. Сиэтл, штат Вашингтон, США, 5-8 октября 2017 г.
CESS will have not one but two conferences in 2017! The 18th Annual Conference will be at the University of Washington from 5-8 October and the 6th Regional Conference (with ESCAS) at the American University of Central Asia from 29 June-1 July.
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.
Joint ESCAS-CESS Conference
|CESS Membership Fees depend on your income and are valid for one year|
|Income less than $15,000||$20|
|Income between $15,000 - $24,999||$45|
|Income between $25,000 - $49,999||$70|
|Income between $50,000 - $74,999||$90|
|Income between $75,000 - $89,999||$120|
|Income greater than $90,000||$150|
ESCAS Membership Fees depend on your country of citizenship and are for lifetime
|Special rate for citizens of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan||€50|
Conference Fees depend on your annual income and whether you have current membership in CESS or ESCAS, as follows:
|Conference Fee for those with membership in CESS or ESCAS||Registration until
6 May 2017
7 May 2017
|Income less than $15,000||$50||$60|
|Income between $15,000 - $24,999||$65||$80|
|Income greater than $25,000||$80||$100|
|Conference Fee for those who are not members of CESS or ESCAS (this option is exclusively for those only attending the conference; all who are on the program must have membership in one of the societies)||
|Income less than $15,000||$75||$85|
|Income between $15,000 - $24,999||$90||$105|
|Income than $25,000||$120||$140|
The conference is hosted by the Central Asian Studies Institute (CASI) established at the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) in 2011 with the mission of promoting the study of Central Asia locally and internationally. The Institute pursues this goal by encouraging and supporting individual and group research projects, organizing seminars and conferences, and by developing academic programs focused on Central Asia. AUCA is an international, multi-disciplinary learning community in the American liberal arts tradition. Since its foundation in 1993, the University has proven its distinctiveness by encouraging and maintaining intellectual freedom and critical thinking. Capitalizing on its location and on its international faculty and student bodies, AUCA is determined to become the best teaching and research university in the region and a center of excellence in research on Central Asia with an increasing presence of international scholars and graduate students.
Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, lies at the northern edge of the Ala-Too Mountain Range at an altitude of 700-900 m above sea level. Bishkek is at once a gateway to the Tien Shan Mountains, a former trading post along the Silk Road, a legacy of the Soviet Union, and a developing city in a globalized world. Bishkek offers numerous green spaces, parks and gardens as well as plenty of entertainment, from museums showcasing national history and culture to a wide range of art galleries, eating places and music halls promoting diversity and cosmopolitanism. There is no subway in Bishkek but low-priced taxis and marshrutkas make transport an adventure in itself.
|7 February 2017||Deadline for Proposals||Proposals received after this date may be considered only at the discretion of the Program Committee.|
|28 February 2017||Notification of selection results||The Program Committee will notify you of whether you have been accepted by email.|
|8 April 2017||Cut-off date for notification of withdrawal||“No Shows” will be penalized with exclusion from future conferences.|
|22 April 2017||Preliminary Program will be available||Program will be posted on the ESCAS and CESS (regional conference) websites.|
|6 May 2017||Deadline for payment of Registration and Membership Fees
Also: End of Reduced-Fee Registration
|Participants who do not have a bank card or other method by which to pay in advance must notify us by this date and must pay at the conference registration desk on arrival.|
|31 May 2017||Deadline for submission of changes to the Conference Program||Changes occurring after this date may not be reflected in the published program.|
|7 June 2017||Announcement of Final Program||Program will be posted on the ESCAS and CESS (regional conference) websites.|
|10 June 2017||Deadline for sending papers to Discussant and Chair||Participants should send the full version of their working paper (see this page for guidance on papers/presentation).|
|26 June 2017||Closing of online registration||The online registration form will be inaccessible after this date (see the links above for CESS and ESCAS membership; see this page for conference registration)|
|29 June-1/ July 2017||Conference dates||The first sessions will begin in the morning on Thurs., June 29 and the last session will end in the evening on Sat., July 1. Conference participants should not plan on arriving later or departing early unless such timing is conference with the Program Committee; there will also be cultural program on Sunday, July 2.|
For detailed information about submitting proposals and about attending the conference, please see the following webpages:
For inquiries regarding the program and registration, contact the Program Committee at: email@example.com
See the website of the conference at AUCA for all logistical and local organizing information: escas-cess.auca.kg
For inquiries regarding Bishkek/AUCA and logistics for participation, contact the Central Asian Studies Institute at AUCA: firstname.lastname@example.org