Regional Conference (CESS Tashkent 2020)

Since 2008, CESS has held a number of Regional Conferences in the Central Eurasian region. The 2017 Regional Conference, held jointly with the European Society for Central Asian Studies, at the American University of Central Asia (Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan), was our largest yet.

In 2020, the 7th CESS Regional Conference will be at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent, Uzbekistan from June 25-28 2020. 

Conference Host
Call for Proposals and Proposal Submission
Conference Rules and Guidelines
Conference Logistics
Next Steps If Your Proposal Is Accepted
Registration
Program
Travel, Accommodation & Local Information
Keynote Speaker
Key Dates and Deadlines

Conference Host

This year’s conference will be hosted by the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED), located in the heart of Tashkent. The University was established in September 1992 and functions under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. UWED has around 1300 students, including undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to serving students from Uzbekistan, it also hosts foreign students from around the world. 

UWED is a higher educational institution that provides training, retraining and advanced training for specialists and academic staff as well as conducts high-level fundamental and applied research in the following areas: International Economics and Management, International Relations and Political Science, International Public and Private Law, and Guiding and Interpreting. There are presently three academic departments at UWED: international Relations, international Economics and management, and International Law.

Call for Proposals and Proposal Submission

Proposals for panels and individual papers are open from January 22, 2020 until February 29, 2020. For the CESS 2020 Regional Conference, we invite submissions relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia encompasses Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, the Black Sea region, the Volga region, and East and Central Europe. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.

We invite the following types of proposals for the Regional Conference: individual paper, pre-organized panel, author-critic forum, book-in-progress panel, roundtable and workshop. Find out more about the requirements of each proposal type.

You do not need to be a member of CESS in order to submit a proposal, but if your proposal is accepted, you must become a member by the presenter registration deadline (see Next Steps).

Please select the correct option when you are ready to submit – there are two choices:

1) To submit a proposal to present an individual paper (which may have one or more authors), select the orange button that says ‘Submit an individual paper’.

2) To submit a proposal to convene a pre-organized panel, author-critic forum, book-in-progress panel, roundtable, workshop or other panel format, select the blue button that says ‘Submit a panel proposal’. Please note that this is a multi-step submission process. Do not leave your submission until the last minute!

Submit an individual paper

Submit a panel proposal

The deadline to submit is 23.59 Eastern Standard Time, 29 February 2020. For panels/roundtables/workshops etc, this means that all the proposal information must be uploaded by all the panellists/particpants by the deadline.

Conference Rules and Guidelines

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

The primary language of the CESS Regional Conference is English. Individual paper proposals are accepted only in English. Panel proposals that involve other languages may be accepted, if well-justified. Please read the CESS conference language policy for more information.

Conference Logistics

Conference venue address: TBC

Panel locations: TBC

On arrival: All delegates must come to the Registration & Inquiry Desk on arrival.

Internet and printing: TBC

CESS Tashkent 2020 on social media: The conference hashtag on Twitter is #CESSTashkent. Find CESS on Twitter @CESS_news and on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/cess.info.

Next Steps If Your Proposal Is Accepted

Proposal outcomes will sent by email in early April 2020. If your proposal is accepted for inclusion in the conference program, congratulations! Your next steps are:

1. Ensure you are an active CESS member by May 24, 2020. This is a requirement for all those who present at the conference. If you are not currently a member, you can (re)join by paying the invoice you were emailed (for those who were members in 2019) or joining as a new member.

2. Register for the conference by the presenter registration deadline of May 24, 2020.

Note: CESS membership and conference registration are two separate processes with two separate fees. Both are mandatory for presenters.

3. If you need a letter of acceptance from CESS, log into Cocoa, then, after confirming your contact details, select the “A” button next to your paper title.

4. Nationals of many countries can now enter Uzbekistan for up to 30 days without a visa under the visa-free regime. If you are a national of the United States or another country where a visa is still required, details about how to apply for an Uzbek visa for the conference will be provided here in due course.

5. If you have any accessibility requirements or scheduling requests, please contact CESS before the presenter registration deadline of May 24, 2020. We will do our best to accommodate your needs but cannot make a guarantee. Given the size of the conference and the complexity of the timetabling process, we are not able to accommodate any additional scheduling requests received after the presenter registration deadline.

Please contact CESS as soon as possible if you can no longer attend the conference.

Registration

Registration for CESS Tashkent 2020 will open in early April 2020. Non-presenting delegates are welcome to register right up to the start of the conference.

If your proposal is accepted, you must register by the presenter deadline of May 24, 2020. Any presenters not registered by this date will be removed from the conference program.

Program

The preliminary program will be available here in May 2020.

Travel, Accommodation & Local Information

This information will be added in the coming weeks.

Keynote Speaker

This information will be added in the coming weeks.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Call for proposals opensJanuary 22, 2020
Deadline for proposal submissionsFebruary 29, 2020
Proposal outcomes communicatedEarly April 2020
Conference registration opensEarly April 2020
Preliminary conference program published
(Online program will be continuously updated from this date)
May 2020
Presenter registration deadline
Any presenters not registered by this date will be removed from the program
May 24, 2020
Final conference program publishedJune 2020
Deadline to send paper to panel membersJune 11, 2020
Regional ConferenceJune 25-28, 2020