April 10, 2018

Annual Conference

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 hosted by universities across North America since 2000. The Annual Conference regularly features up to 70 panels and attracts approximately 300 scholars from around the globe.

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 hosted by universities across North America since 2000. The Annual Conference regularly features up to 70 panels and attracts approximately 300 scholars from around the globe.

Our 20th Annual Conference, CESS 2019, will be held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from October 10-13, 2019.

Conference Host
Call for Proposals OPEN FEB 1-MAR 21, 2019
Travel Grants
Registration (Opens in May 2019)
Program
Pre-Conference Workshops
Key Dates and Deadlines
Conference Rules and Guidelines

Conference Host

This year’s conference will be hosted by the Central Asia Program, at the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (IERES), George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. The Elliott School prepares nearly 3,000 students each year for meaningful careers in international affairs. The School’s faculty conducts research, produces scholarship and contributes to the public debate on global issues to advance understanding and to help foster solutions. The School is located just steps from some of the most influential U.S., international and nongovernmental organizations in the world. This singular position in the heart of the District of Columbia enriches the School teaching and research by giving students and faculty unparalleled opportunities to engage with the international leaders who walk through our doors on a regular basis.

Launched in 2012, George Washington University’s Central Asia Program (CAP) promotes state of the art academic research on contemporary Central Asia and is an interface for the policy, academic, diplomatic, and business communities working on and in the region. CAP stimulates a multidisciplinary approach by combining the fields of political science, history, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, economics, globalization studies, development studies, and security studies. It concentrates on the five post-Soviet states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan), as well as Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Xinjiang, and Mongolia.

Call for Proposals

The call for proposals for CESS 2019 is open from February 1 to March 21, 2019 (11:59pm EST).

The following submission types are welcomed this year (click on the links for more information):
Individual Papers
Pre-organized Panels
Author-Critic Forums
Book-in-Progress Panels NEW for 2019!
Roundtables
Workshops

Submit a proposal for an Individual Paper by theme:  

Submit a proposal for a Pre-Organized Panel, Author-Critic Forum, Book-in-Progress Panel, Roundtable or WorkshopSubmit a proposal for a Pre-Organized Panel, Author-Critic Forum, Book-in-Progress Panel, Roundtable or Workshop

Travel Grants

More information about travel grants for CESS 2019 is coming soon.

Registration

Registration for CESS 2019 will open in May 2019.

See also: Registration fee rates for 2018.

Program

The conference program will be available in online version from July 2019. A pdf version of the final program will be published here in September 2019.

Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-conference workshops will be offered again at the CESS 2019 Annual Conference. Applications to run pre-conference workshops are being accepted until March 21, 2019. Visit the pre-conference workshops page for more information and a link to the submission form.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Call for proposals opensFebruary 2019
Deadline for proposal submissionsMarch 21, 2019
Proposal outcomes communicatedMay 2019
Conference registration opensMay 2019
Preliminary conference program published
(Online program will be continuously updated from this date)
July 2019
Early bird registration deadlineSeptember 1, 2019
Presenter registration deadlineSeptember 1, 2019
Printable conference program published September 23, 2019
Deadline to send paper to panel members September 26, 2019
Pre-conference workshopsOctober 9-10, 2019
Annual ConferenceOctober 10-13, 2019

Conference Rules and Guidelines

Before submitting a proposal, please view CESS’ conference rules and guidelines.

The working language of the CESS Annual Conference is English. However, we will consider proposals for panels (not individual papers) in languages other than English. Please see our Conference Language Policy for details.

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