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 will be open from January until February 29, 2020. The link for proposal submission will be added here very soon!

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.

Conference Rules and Guidelines

Before submitting a proposal, please view 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.

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; the date will be noted here in due course. If your proposal is accepted for inclusion in the conference program, congratulations! Your next steps are:

1. Ensure you are an active CESS member. 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 TBC.

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.

If you have any accessibility requirements, please contact CESS by TBC. 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 this date.

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

Registration

Registration for CESS Tashkent 2020 will open in TBC. 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. Any presenters not registered by this date will be removed from the conference program.

Program

Information will be added here in the coming weeks.

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 2020
Deadline for proposal submissionsFebruary 29, 2020
Proposal outcomes communicatedLate March 2020
Conference registration opensTBC
Preliminary conference program published
(Online program will be continuously updated from this date)
TBC
Presenter registration deadlineTBC
Printable conference program publishedTBC
Deadline to send paper to panel membersTBC
Regional ConferenceJune 25-28, 2020