Online Week of Central Eurasian Studies (CESS Week)

Based on members’ feedback on conference/community building options and in light of the postponement of the 2020 Annual Conference to 2021, we are pleased to announce that CESS will host an Online Week of Central Eurasian Studies (CESS Week) from October 12-17, 2020. 

Each day, events will be held at: 7am-9am PDT (Los Angeles, Vancouver) // 10am-12pm EDT (New York, Toronto) // 3pm-5pm BST (London) // 5pm-7pm MSK (Moscow) // 8pm-10pm Astana // 10pm-12am CST (Beijing). Monday-Thursday events will be held in Zoom; Friday and Saturday events may use other programs but will most likely be in Zoom too.

The schedule is:

Monday October 12Migration, Mobility and Religion: Central Eurasian People, Institutions, and Ideas on the Move
Panel with pre-recorded talks and live discussion
Speaker details forthcoming
Tuesday October 13 Arts and Activism in Central Eurasia
Panel with pre-recorded talks and live discussion
Speaker details forthcoming
Wednesday October 14CESS Members’ Business Meeting and Awards Ceremony
Join the incoming CESS President and CESS Board to learn about the Society’s activities over the past year, our future plans, and participate in a Q&A session. The winners of the 2020 Book Awards will also be announced. Open to all current CESS members.
Thursday October 15 Panel with pre-recorded talks and live discussion, details forthcoming
Friday October 16Workshops and Networking Conversations
Saturday October 17Workshops and Networking Conversations

If you are interested in volunteering to facilitate a workshop or networking conversation, please submit your proposal by the end of September 20.

CESS Week is free of charge and open to members and non-members (except for the Members’ Business Meeting). Registration will be required for all events. CESS members will have priority in signing up. Registration for CESS members will open on September 21 and to non-members on September 28. To join CESS, please visit our Membership page.