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.
Overview of the CESS Blog
Blog entries fall into one of the follow three categories: Photo Essay, Field Research Report, or Monthly Column.
Monthly Columns are regular entries on related topics as indicated in the column title. They may be written by a single author on a regular basis, or by a guest author on a one-time basis.
Photo Essay are an alternative to writing about research, even if the topic is not primarily focused on the visual If you conduct research on the visual, symbolic, or physical contexts, please consider proposing a blog entry. We seek photography or videos interpreted through a scholarly lens, engaging with scholarship on related themes.
Field Research Reports are brief description of current research work, and include first-hand impressions of research conditions, data collection lessons, archive information, methodological challenges, etc. following the Central Eurasian Studies Review (CESR) model. These short reports – maximum 1,000 words – are reflections on researching in Central Eurasia. They provide insight into research conditions from scholars living in or recently returned from the region. These reports also function to elicit networking among scholars conducting similar research, promote information sharing, and engage our academic community with emerging projects to assist one another in developing and deepening our ideas and our access to information.To submit a blog proposal or to request more information, please contact: