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 an annual conference in North America since 2000 as well as a conference in Central Eurasia every two to three years since 2008 with the aim of building truly global academic networks and serving CESS’ regional members.

In 2021, CESS is proud to host our 21st Annual Conference virtually, with support from Ohio State University, on October 14-17, 2021. Our 7th Regional Conference, originally scheduled to be held in June 2021 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, has been postponed until 2022.

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

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

CESS welcomes 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.