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.
If you are joining CESS for the first time, or if your membership has lapsed and the grace period (ending on March 1) has also passed, please complete the new membership form. Memberships are valid from January 1 - December 31.
You will first be asked to create an account for accessing the CESS website by setting up a username and password.
Note: When creating your username and password, please note that the membership database can only recognize letters of the Latin alphabet (i.e., A, b, c; without diacritical marks - use no letters like "ç" or "ö") and Arabic numerals (i.e., 1, 2, 3).
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Membership of CESS brings a host of practical and less tangible benefits. By becoming a member, you contribute to supporting CESS and becoming part of the global Central Eurasian studies community, fostering communication and improvement of scholarship in the field.
Members are entitled to a print subscription to the journal Central Asian Survey for $40/year, a fraction of the regular price of over $300/year. You can also subscribe to the journal Central Asian Affairs for $60/year ($35/year for students), a significant reduction compared to the regular price of about $100/year. To subscribe to one or both of these journals, please click here.
As a member, you can participate in the running of CESS by joining a committee, writing for the CESS Blog, and electing new representatives for the roles of Board Member and President each year. Why not consider running for election yourself? Contact the CESS Administrative Coordinator to find out more about getting involved with CESS.
Members are listed in and have exclusive access to the CESS Member Directory. You will receive information via email about CESS activities and publications via the CESS Mailing List, and you have the option of joining the [CESS-Info] information distribution group (for members only) to receive information about grants, jobs, conferences, publications and other matters of interest to the Central Eurasian studies community.
The different cost levels of CESS membership have been carefully set to ensure access to our community is as broad as possible. No proof of income is required when completing the membership form. All amounts are in US dollars.
You can pay for CESS membership by credit/debit card or check. If your institution is paying on your behalf, you can opt to be invoiced. All payments are due in US dollars.
Please note that we currently use PayPal as our payment processor. When you reach the payment screen on the PayPal site, you do not have to open a PayPal account! There are two buttons: pay using a PayPal account and underneath this, pay by credit/debit card. Choose the pay by credit/debit card option if you do not want to open or do not have a PayPal account.
We understand that PayPal may cause difficulties for members from Turkey. If you are not able to access PayPal because you are based in Turkey, please contact the CESS Administrative Coordinator as we can make an alternative arrangement for you to pay by credit/debit card.
Checks in US dollars should be made payable to "Central Eurasian Studies Society" and sent to:
Central Eurasian Studies Society
For any payment queries, including to obtain details about the invoicing process, please email the CESS Administrative Coordinator.