Individual membership

Join CESS
Renew your CESS membership
Individual membership benefits
Membership dues
Payment options

Join CESS

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 Application form

You can join CESS at any time during the year. Memberships are always valid for one calendar year 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).

Renew your CESS membership

We greatly value your membership of CESS and hope that you have benefited from your engagement with our community over the past year. Please consider remaining a member of CESS by renewing your membership in 2018. You will receive an invoice for payment in April 2018. 
Renewing members no longer have to complete a membership form each year. You will be sent an invoice by CESS as the prompt to renew your membership. With the transition to our new membership system, this process is happening in April 2018. In subsequent years, you will be invited to renew your membership for the next year in December.
You can join CESS at any time during the year. Memberships are always valid for one calendar year from January 1 - December 31.

Individual membership benefits

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 invited to submit paper and panel proposals for the CESS Annual Conference and Regional Conference, and receive a significant discount on the registration fee for CESS Conferences.

Members are entitled to a print subscription to the journal Central Asian Survey and Central Asian Affairs for a fraction of the regular price. In 2018, a year's subscription to Central Asian Survey will be just $40, saving over $260. The 2018 cost of Central Asian Affairs will be $69/year ($40/year for students), a significant reduction compared to the regular price of about $100/year. Take out your subscription when you join or renew your membership.

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 DirectoryYou will receive information via email about CESS activities and publications via the CESS Mailing List, and you have the option of joining the [CESS-Member] mailing list that is exclusively for members to receive information about grants, jobs, conferences, publications and other matters of interest to the Central Eurasian studies community.

Membership dues

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.

CESS is pleased to announce that the membership fees have been frozen once again for 2018:

  Income levelDues
Members whose annual income is less than $15,000 $20 per year
Members whose annual income is $15,000-$24,999 $45 per year
Members whose annual income is $25,000-$49,999 $70 per year
Members whose annual income is $50,000 to $74,999 $90 per year
Members whose annual income is $75,000 to $89,999 $120 per year
Members whose annual income is $90,000 or higher $150 per year

Payment options

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,
PO Box 8598,
Cincinnati, OH 45208,
USA

If sending mail through UPSFedex, or Amazon Delivery, use the street address:
Central Eurasian Studies Society,
2639 Erie Ave, 
#8598,
Cincinnati, OH 45208,
USA

For any payment queries, including to obtain details about the invoicing process, please email the CESS Administrative Coordinator.