One of the core functions of the Central Eurasian Studies Society is to organize conferences that bring together the Central Eurasian scholarly community. CESS has held a conference hosted across Central Eurasia every two to three years since 2008 with the aim of building truly global academic networks and serving CESS’ regional members.

As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, our 2020 conferences have been postponed. Instead, we are pleased to host a free of charge open access Online Week of Central Eurasian Studies from October 12-17, 2020.

In 2021, CESS is proud to host two conferences. Our 7th Regional Conference will be held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in June and our 21st Annual Conference will take place in Columbus, Ohio, USA in October.

Find out more about CESS’ past Annual Conferences and Regional Conferences.

CESS welcome interest from prospective Annual Conference host institutions in North American and Regional Conference host institutions in the wider Central Asian region (from the Caucasus to Mongolia). If you are interested in hosting a CESS conferences, please reach out to us.