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.
CESS Member Publications
Publications are listed alphabetically by author by year. If you are an active CESS member and would like to submit your publication data, please send that to CESS at email@example.com. This page does not seek to be a full bibliography of all work by all CESS members, but rather to highlight some of the work of our organization’s membership.
Eden, Jeff. The Life of Muhammad Sharif: A Central Asian Sufi Hagiography in Chaghatay. With an appendix by Rian Thum and David Brophy. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press.
Tekla Schmaus (forthcoming). [Winner of Best Student Paper Award].Schmoller, Jesko. Achieving a Career, Becoming a Master: Aspirations in the Lives of Young Uzbek Men.Klaus Schwarz Verlag. 2015.
Akchurina, Viktoria & Anita Lavorgna. "Islamist movements in the Fergana Valley: a new threat assessment approach"
Chiovenda, Melissa Kerr. The illumination of marginality: how ethnic Hazaras in Bamyan, Afghanistan, perceive the lack of electricity as discrimination. Central Asian Survey (2014).Ismayilov, Murad. “Power, knowledge, and pipelines: Understanding the politics of Azerbaijan's foreign policy”, Caucasus Survey 2:1-2, November, 79-129.
Peshkova, Svetlana. Women, Islam, and Identity: Public Life in Private Spaces in Uzbekistan. Syracuse University Press. 2014.
Pritchard, Maureen. “Music as Illness; Music as Healing”. Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry. Springer. 2014.
Rian Thum. The Sacred Routes of Uyghur History. Harvard University Press. 2014.
R. Charles Weller. “Religious-Cultural Revivalism as Historiographical Debate: Contending Claims in the Post-Soviet Kazakh Context.” Journal of Islamic Studies 25, no 2 (2014): 138-177.
R. Charles Weller. Review article on The Great Game, 1856-1907: Russo-British Relations in Central and East Asia. Reviews in History, 2014.
Williams, Brian. The Last Warlord. The Life and Legend of Dostum, the Afghan Warrior who Led U.S. Special Forces to Topple the Taliban Regime. Chicago Review Press, Incorporated..
Kirmse, Stefan B. Youth and Globalization in Central Asia. Everyday Life between Religion, Media, and International Donors. Frankfurt and New York, 2013.
Martin, Virginia. 2013. “Using Turki-Language Qazaq Letters to Reconstruct Local Political History in the 1820s-30s,” in Paolo Sartori, ed., Explorations in the Social History of Modern Central Asia (19th-Early 20th Century). Volume 29, Brill Inner Asian Library Series. Leiden & Boston: Brill, pp. 207-246.
Megoran, Nick. “Share Space, Divided Space: Narrating Ethnic Histories of Osh.” Environment and Planning A 45 (2013): 892-907.
Millward, James. The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford University Press, 2013.
Pritchard, Maureen. “Nature, Narod and Emotion: Engaging Socialist Realism and the Arts in Kyrgyzstan”. Anthropology of East Europe Review. Spring Issue.
Yeh, Emily. Taming Tibet: Landscape Transformation and the Gift of Chinese Development. Cornell University Press. 2013. [Honourable Mention]
Beckwith, Christopher. Warriors of the Cloisters: The Central Asian Origins of Science in the Medieval World. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2012.
Cooley, Alexander. Great Games, Local Rules: the new great power contest in Central Asia. Oxford University Press. 2012. [Honourable Mention]
Esengul, Chinara, Baglan Mamaev and Natalia Yefimova-Trilling. Youth and Public Policy in Kyrgyzstan. New York: Demokratie & Dialog, 2012.
Liu, Morgan. Under Solomon’s Throne: Uzbek Visions of Renewal in Osh. Pittsburgh University Press. 2012. [Winner of Book Prize]
Kuscu-Bonnenfant, Isik. “Constructing the Homeland: Kazakhstan’s Discourse and Policies Surrounding Its Ethnic Return-Migration Policy.” Central Asian Survey 31, no. 1 (March 2012): 31-44.
Martin, Virginia. Zakon i obychai v stepi: Kazakhi Srednego zhuza i rossiiskii kolonialism v XIX veke. Foreword: Zhanar Jampeissova; translation: D.M. Kostina; editor of translation: Jambul Akkaziev; Compiler: Safar Mazhitov. Almaty: Tsentr operativnoi pechati KazATiCO, 2012.
Pearce, Katy and Sarah Kendzior. “Networked Authoritarianism and Social Media in Azerbaijan.” Journal of Communication 62, no. 2 (2012): 283-298.
Reeves, Madeleine. Border Work Spatial Lives of the State in Rural Central Asia. Cornell University Press. [Honourable Mention].
Reeves, Madeleine. “Black Word, Green Money: Remittances, Ritual, and Domestic Economies in Southern Kyrgyzstan.” Slavic Review 71, no 1 (Spring, 2012): 108-134.
Campbell, Ian. “Settlement Promoted, Settlement Contested: The Shcherbina Expedition of 1896-1903.” Central Asian Survey 30, nos. 3-4 (September-December, 2011): 423-436.
Faranda, Regina and Nolle, David B. (2011) 'Boundaries of ethnic identity in Central Asia: titular and Russian perceptions of ethnic commonalities in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan', Ethnic and Racial Studies, vol. 34, no. 4, pp. 620 – 642
Penati, Beatrice. “Beyond Technicalities: On Land Assessment and Land-Tax in Russian Turkestan, 1886-1915.” Jahrbücher für Geschichte Osteuropas 59, no. 1 (2011): 1-27.
Pritchard, Maureen. “Creativity and Sorrow in the Kyrgyz context” in The Journal of Folklore Research. 48:2. Indiana University Press, Bloomington. 2011.
Tuna, Mustafa. “Madrasa Reform as a Secularizing Process: A View From the Russian Empire.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 53, no. 3 (2011): 540-570.
Luong, Pauline Jones, and Erika Weinthal. Oil Is Not a Curse: Ownership Structure and Institutions in Soviet Successor States. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010. [2012 Book Prize Nominee].
Martin, Virginia. “Kazakh Chinggisids, Land, and Political Power in the 19th Century: A Case Study of Syrymbet.” Central Asian Survey Vol. 29, No. 1, pp. 79-102.
Neva, Elena. Tajik Jewelry. Boston: M-Graphics, Publishing, 2010.
Noda, Jin, and Takahiro Onuma. A Collection of Documents from the Kazakh Sultans to the Qing Dynasty. Tokyo: Research Center for Islamic Area Studies, 2010.
Levi, Scott and Ron Sela. Islamic Central Asia: An Anthology of Historical Sources. Bloomington: IndianaUniversity Press, 2009.
Martin, Virginia. Zakon i obychai v stepi: Kazakhi Srednego zhuza i rossiiskii kolonialism v XIX veke. Tom 12 v serii “Istoriia Kazakhstana v zapadnykh istochnikakh XII-XX v.v.” Almaty: Sanat. (2009).
Wooden, Amanda and Christoph Stefes (eds.). The Politics of Transition in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Enduring Legacies and Emerging Challenges. Abingdon: Routledge, 2009.
2008 and Earlier
Faranda, Regina and Nolle, David B. (2003) ‘Ethnic social distance in Kyrgyzstan: evidence from a nationwide opinion survey’, Nationalities Papers, vol. 31, no. 2, pp. 177 – 210.
Gammer, Moshe. The Lone Wolf and the Bear: Three Centuries of Chechen Defiance of Russian Rule. London: C. Hurst & Company, 2006.
Sahadeo, Jeff. Russian Colonial Society in Tashkent, 1865-1923. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007.