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.
CESS Honorary Members
The CESS Board of Directors occasionally nominates and votes on honorary members whom the organization wants to recognize for their career-long contributions to the field of Central Eurasian studies. Typically, honorary members are retired from professional service at the time they are nominated for this status. Honorary members receive all of the benefits of Individual Membership at no charge.
List of Honorary Members
Ludwig W. Adamec (elected member in 2006)
Thomas T. Allsen (elected member in 2006)
Shagdaryn Bira (elected member in 2001)
Hélène Carrère d'Encausse (elected member in 2001)
Ilse Cirtautas (elected member in 2001)
Peter B. Golden (elected member in 2007)
György Kara (elected member in 2001)
Anatoly M. Khazanov [Анатолий Михайлович Хазанов] (elected member in 2001)
Vladimir Aronovich Livshits [Владимир Аронович Лившиц] (elected member in 2007)
Morris Rossabi (elected member in 2007)
Tadeusz Świętochowski (elected member in 2005)
Natal'ia L'vovna Zhukovskaia, [Жуковская Наталья Львовна] (elected member in 2004)
We Honor the Memory of Our Past Honorary Members
Edward Alfred Allworth (1 December 1920 – 20 October 2016)
Clifford Edmund Bosworth (29 December 1928 – 28 February 2015)
Yuri Bregel [Юрий Энохович Брегель] (13 November 1925 – 7 August 2016)
Yelena Abramovna Davidovich [Давидович Елена Абрамовна] (1922 – 5 December 2013)
Richard Nelson Frye (10 January 1920 – 27 March 2014)
János Harmatta (2 October 1917 – 24 July 2004)
Halil İnalcık (26 May 1916 – 25 July 2016)
Sergei Grigor'evich Kliashtornyi [Кляшторный Сергей Григорьевич] (4 February 1928 – 21 September 2014)
Boris Anatol'evich Litvinskii [Литвинский Борис Анатольевич] (17 April 1923 – 20 August 2010)
Boris Il'ich Marshak [Маршак Борис Ильич] (9 July 1933 – 28 July 2006)
Rozia Galievna Mukminova [Мукминова Розия Галиевна] (31 December 1922 – 12 January 2007)
Omeljan Pritsak [Омелян Пріцак] (7 April 1919 – 29 May 2006)
Galina Anatol'evna Pugachenkova [Галина Анатольевна Пугаченкова] (7 February 1915 – 18 February 2007)
Denis Sinor [Zsinor Dénes] (17 April 1916 – 12 January 2011)
Irina Vital'evna Zakharova [Захарова Ирина Витальевна] (7 December 1923 – 17 June 2014)