CESS strives to facilitate connections between members, interested persons, the Society, and scholarship in the field. We host many ways for members to connect with us and each other, including:
Mailing Lists (for both members and non-members)
The CESS Blog
CESS hosts a curated blog featuring the latest scholarship relating to the Central Eurasian region from a team of columnists. We also post guest contributions, such as field research reports, conference summaries, and photo essays. Posts are organized by trending ideas in the study of the region. New blog posts are announced and found on Twitter using the hashtag, #CESSblog.
We have been blogging since March 2013.
Contact us if you have any material you’d like to contribute as a guest contributor, or even to become a regular blogger. If you are a scholar, analyst, or observer of the region, please contact the CESS Blog Editor, Eva-Marie Dubuisson, with your ideas for a blog piece. Contributors must be members of CESS.
Consider the possibilities:
- summarize your own research or work
- review someone else’s work
- provide thoughtful evaluation of real-time events
- identify new trends in the region, or in the scholarship
- post a research trip photo essay
- re-post a relevant blog entry from a partner or related site
- report about a recent conference or panel
- write an evaluation of research funding, the job market, publishing, or other professional issues
CESS uses two mailing lists for email communications: a general list that uses the prefix [CESS] and a members’ only list, which uses the prefix [CESS-Member].
Emails which begin with [CESS] have information about CESS (e.g. about our conferences) and are open to anyone who is interested in the activities of CESS, but is not yet a member. To join the [CESS] mailing list, please enter your name and email address below:
Emails which begin with [CESS-Member] are exclusively for members and contain information about matters of interest to the Central Eurasian studies community.
Share information with CESS members
CESS is pleased to offer the opportunity for members and others in the Central Eurasian Studies community to post announcements through the [CESS-Member] mailing list. CESS will share postings that we deem relevant to our members.
Please submit only messages that are ready to post. They should be written clearly, well-formatted, in good English, and containing valid links and appropriate contact information. The body of the message should be in text format. Attachments are not encouraged but small files of up to 1MB may be included if necessary. Postings should have a subject line that includes the key information, such as the name of the program or opportunity being announced, the location, event dates and deadlines, as appropriate. Requests to post an announcement should be sent to email@example.com with “for [CESS-Member]” in the subject line or the message itself.
CESS is excited to launch–shortly– a forum exclusive to CESS members. Check back soon!
CESS tweets Society-related updates (deadlines, calls for papers, application openings, etc.), new blog post notifications, and any information deemed appropriate for and relevant to our members and the Central Eurasian studies community.
Have something you’d like us to (re)tweet? Tag us or send a direct message through Twitter.
CESS maintains a page as well as a public, but moderated, group on Facebook. Our page features CESS-specific updates, deadlines, and announcements, while our group functions as a forum for sharing scholarship.
About the CESS Facebook group
- This group is for information sharing for scholarly purposes.
- All postings are moderated.
- Postings may not be approved if:
- They are not clearly relevant to Central Eurasian studies. Don’t expect that the moderators will spend much time discerning if your posting is relevant to Central Eurasian studies or is informational in content; make this immediately evident in your posting.
- Their content can be better described as “opinion” than “information” (there are many other forums available for expressing one’s opinion, but that is not the purpose of this one).
- Postings will be ignored and deleted, if they appear to be (a) commercial, (b) personal, or (c) inflammatory. The moderators are empowered to make these judgments and are not expected to debate or justify their judgments.
- This group welcomes members who would like to use the group for information-sharing in relating to Central Eurasian studies.
- Those seeking membership who do not obviously share this purpose may not be included or may be blocked. Many persons (and bots!) attempt to join the group (and to make postings) for entirely different purposes – often for spam or bothering members in various ways – and it is the responsibility of the person wishing to become a member to make clear that her/his purposes are fitting. We may contact you prior to approving your membership if this seems unclear; and if your FB settings prevent us from contacting you, your membership will not be approved. Group members who are contacted inappropriately by other group members are encouraged to contact the moderators about having such abusers removed from the group.