The Preliminary Program of the Joint ESCAS-CESS Conference in Bishkek, 29 June-2 July, 2017 is now available here.
Applications now being accepted for the CESS 2017 Book Award - History & Humanities (deadline May 22, 2017) and CESS 2017 Public Outreach Award (deadline June 30, 2017) .
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.
17th CESS Annual Conference, Princeton University, 2016
The 17th CESS Annual Conference was held from 3-6 November 2016 at Princeton University. CESS is very grateful to Princeton University for hosting us, and to the 300 delegates from around the world who attended. The information below is for reference only.
The final version of the online Conference Program (31 October edition) is still available - please click here.
Note: In addition to the conference/program information below, please see also the conference webpage at Princeton University, containing information about logistics and about the conference venue:
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Information about Conference Participation
Participants are responsible for covering the costs of their own travel and stay in Princeton, and are responsible for making their own arrangements. The host institution has reserved blocks of rooms at nearby hotels offering discounted rates. Please see the conference webpage at Princeton for more details, including how to get the discounted rates.
The program features over 60 panels organised thematically and including studies relating to anthropology, cultural studies, education, gender studies, history, language and linguistics, media, politics and international relations, religion, and sociology. There are also seven panels dedicated to issues of scholarship.
In addition to the panels and roundtable sessions, there will be a supplementary program including a reception, and cultural program. We are pleased to announce that the keynote speech will be delivered by Professor Stephen Kotkin of Princeton University.
The final version of the online Conference Program is now available - please click here.
CESS Membership Requirement
All of those who are included in a panel for the conference program are required to have current CESS membership. We also welcome all attendees to join the Society, though it is not required if you are not on the program. Please see the CESS membership page for further details; with questions about CESS membership contact email@example.com.
The CESS Membership Application Form may be found here. If your membership has lapsed (from 2015) you should also submit the Membership Application Form.
To register, you will need to pay the Registration Fees as follows. If you have questions about registration, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Schedule of Key Dates
Contacting the Organizers
For inquiries regarding the program and registration, contact CESS at: email@example.com.
For inquiries regarding the Princeton venue and logistics, contact CESS2016@princeton.edu.
The Conference Committee may be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org. The members of the Committee are:
Participants from some countries will need a visa to visit the United States. If you need a visa, then we will provide you with the official letter of invitation that you will need in order for an embassy or consulate to issue you a visa. The procedure for requesting an official invitation to obtain a visa for the conference will be available on the conference webpage at Princeton.
The Princeton host institution has arranged for discounted rates at some of the most convenient hotels; information is available on the conference webpage at Princeton. All participants must make their own reservations and pay for their own accommodations. It may be noted also that nowadays one can often find the most inexpensive hotels, hostels and other accommodation options on booking websites that offer discounts and low-end options, like Bed & Breakfasts (for example, AirBnB.com provides accommodations in people's homes with very cheap prices if you reserve early).