Summer Conference (Tashkent 2022)

The Central Eurasian Studies Society will hold its 7th Summer Conference in 2022 at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The conference will take place June 23-26, 2022 in an in-person format. The conference will be held jointly with the European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS).

CESS hopes that scholars who feel comfortable traveling will attend this year’s long-planned and much delayed conference. CESS particularly encourages the submission of non-traditional panel proposals, such as book-in-progress panels, author-critic book forums, thematic discussions, and roundtables.

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

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

The 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 1,500 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

The call for proposals for panels and individual papers closed on March 25. Proposals submitted in 2020 were not automatically carried forward. Colleagues were asked to re-submit the same proposal again or an entirely new proposal in 2022.

Submissions were invited 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.

The following types of proposals were solicited: individual paper, pre-organized panel, roundtable, thematic discussion, author-critic forum, and book-in-progress panel. 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).

The deadline to submit was March 25, 2022. For panels/roundtables/workshops etc, this means that all the proposal information must be uploaded by all the panelists/participants by the deadline.

Conference Rules and Guidelines

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

The primary language of the CESS Summer Conference is English; however, proposals for panels to be conducted primarily in a non-English language are welcome and encouraged. Panel proposals should indicate the planned working language in brackets after the title (e.g. [Uzbek], [Russian], etc.) and submit an abstract in English followed by the abstract in the non-English language. Individual paper proposals can only be accepted if they will be delivered in English. 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 2022 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 were emailed out on afternoon of 5th May 2022. If you have not received an email about this (please check you spam/junk) get in touch. 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 a date May 31, 2022. 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 in early 2022 or joining as a new member.

2. Register for the conference by the presenter registration deadline of date May 31 in 2022 .
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 shortly.

5. If you have any accessibility requirements or scheduling requests, please contact CESS now. 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 2022 will open in mid-May 2022. 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 date May 31, 2022. Any presenters not registered by this date will be removed from the conference program.

Registration fees are as follows:
Non-member rate (annual income over $75,000): $120
Non-member rate (annual income under $75,000): $80
Member rate (annual income over $75,000): $80
Member rate (annual income under $75,000): $40
Students in Central Eurasia: $10

Program

The preliminary program will be available here in mid-May 2022.

Travel, Accommodation & Local Information

This information will be added in mid-May.

Keynote Speaker

This information will be added in mid-May.

Key Dates and Deadlines

Call for proposals opensFebruary 18, 2022
Deadline for proposal submissionsMarch 25, 2022
Proposal outcomes communicated5th May 2022
Conference registration opensMid-May 2022
Preliminary conference program published
(Online program will be continuously updated from this date)
Mid-May 2022
Presenter registration deadline
Any presenters not registered by this date will be removed from the program
May 31, 2022
Final conference program publishedJune 2022
Deadline to send paper to panel membersConfirm with convener
Regional ConferenceJune 23-26, 2022