CESS 2020 Annual Conference
Our 21st Annual Conference is scheduled to be held at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA from October 15-18, 2020. This is subject to change based on health and travel advice. Learn more

CESS 2020 Annual ConferenceOur 21st Annual Conference is scheduled to be held at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA from October 15-18, 2020. This is subject to change based on health and travel advice. Learn more

CESS 2020 Annual Conference
Our 21st Annual Conference is scheduled to be held at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA from October 15-18, 2020. This is subject to change based on health and travel advice. Learn more

CESS 2020 Annual ConferenceOur 21st Annual Conference is scheduled to be held at Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA from October 15-18, 2020. This is subject to change based on health and travel advice. 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 will now be held in June 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.Learn more

CESS 2021 Regional Conference
Our 7th Regional Conference will now be held in June 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan Learn more

CESS 2021 Regional Conference
Our 7th Regional Conference will tentatively be held June 24-27, 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan (travel/health restrictions permitting). 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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In Memoriam – Andrei V. Kubatin (1984-2020)

On October 29, 2020, Andrei Viktorovich Kubatin, an outstanding representative of the younger generation of Turkologists of Uzbekistan, passed away from Covid-19. Kubatin, a senior researcher in the National Center…
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Become a CESS member in 2021

Happy new year! Here's why you should join or renew your membership of CESS in 2021. Plus: NEW Regional Student Membership - join for just $10!