The 17th CESS Annual Conference will be held at Princeton University on November 3-6, 2016. Deadline for Proposals: March 4. See the Call for Papers and join us there!
The Fifth CESS Regional Conference will be held at Kazan Federal University on June 2-4, 2016. The deadline for proposals has now passed (notification of acceptance by Feb. 19), but registration for those who would like simply to attend is open - see the Conference Information Page for details.
Welcome to the Central Eurasian Studies Society!
Based in North America, CESS is an international organization for scholars concerned with the Central Eurasian region. The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) seeks to promote high standards of research and teaching, to foster communication among scholars of Central Eurasia through meetings, publications, and networking, and to facilitate interaction among scholars at different stages in their career and in different places around the world. Established in 2000, the society offers various forums for the presentation of research, including CESS’s Annual Conference and the biennial Regional Conference; gives annual awards (including the Graduate Student Paper Award, Book Award, Public Outreach Award, and Award for Lifetime Service to the Field), and provides members with the opportunity to present research informally through the CESS Blog. CESS also offers members discounted prices for subscriptions to peer-reviewed publications, including Central Asian Survey and Central Asian Affairs.
Click here for more about CESS's mission and history, leadership team, and organization and opportunities for your involvement.
Please consider becoming a Member! The benefits of membership include:
Members of CESS are what make everything we do possible, thanks to their volunteer involvement and their support through annual membership dues. See the information page for Individual Membership to learn of the many benefits of CESS membership.
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