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.
In 2018, our 19th Annual Conference was held at the University of Pittsburgh from October 24-28, 2018. Cached information about the conference including information about registration, the program, and key dates and deadlines can be found here. On this page, you can also view a list of CESS’ past Annual Conferences.
Our 2019 Host
Our 20th Annual Conference will be held at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., from October 10-13, 2019.
Call for Proposals
The call for proposals for CESS 2019 will launch in early 2019. Watch this space!
Conference Rules & 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.