CESS 2021 Annual Conference
Our 21st Annual Conference is scheduled to be held at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA October 14-17, 2021 (travel/health restrictions permitting). Learn more

CESS 2021 Annual Conference
Our 21st Annual Conference is scheduled to be held at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA October 14-17, 2021 (travel/health restrictions permitting). Learn more

CESS 2021 Annual Conference
Our 21st Annual Conference is scheduled to be held at The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA October 14-17, 2021 (travel/health restrictions permitting). Learn more

CESS 2021 Regional Conference
Our 7th Regional Conference which was to be held in June 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, is now postponed. Learn more

CESS 2021 Regional Conference
Our 7th Regional Conference which was to be held in June 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, is now postponed. Learn more

CESS 2021 Regional Conference
Our 7th Regional Conference which was to be held in June 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, is now postponed. Learn more

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WELCOME TO THE CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDIES SOCIETY

The mission of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) is to: 
  • facilitate communication and interaction among scholars of the Central Eurasia region, and in doing so to promote high standards of scholarship and instruction about the Central Eurasia region;
  • promote cooperation among people and organizations concerned with the scholarly study of Central Eurasia;
  • promote general knowledge of and public interest in Central Eurasia.

Read about CESS in multiple regional languages, and find out more about our conferencesmembership, and awards offered by CESS.

The Central Eurasian Studies Society is proud to host a curated communication channel for the latest in scholarship relating to the Central Eurasian region: The CESS Blog. We feature regular posts about Central Eurasian scholarship, field research reports, conference summaries, and photo essays. Our columns consider trending ideas in the study of the region.

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CESS Statement on Chinese Sanctions

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) is a professional association, founded in 2000, with over 500 members worldwide. The society facilitates communication and interaction among scholars of the Central Eurasian…
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2021 Regional Conference Postponed

Due to continuing uncertainty surrounding international travel due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, CESS is postponing its 2021 regional conference, originally scheduled to be held in Tashkent this summer. Pending improved conditions…
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Call for Nominations: 2021 CESS Book Awards

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: April 15, 2021 In 2007, the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) established two Book Awards, one for work in the History & Humanities and another for work…