A number of pre-conference workshops were offered for the first time at the 2018 CESS Annual Conference. Intended to provide additional opportunities for scholarly engagement and training, these half-day and full-day workshops will be held from 1-5pm on Wednesday, October 24 and 9am-1pm on Thursday, October 25.
There was no charge to participate in the workshops as they were generously supported by a grant from Open Society Foundations and financial support from the journal Central Asian Survey. Each half day workshop included one meal and one coffee break. All workshops were held at the conference venue at the University of Pittsburgh.
How to apply [closed]
This information is retained for reference only. Any future pre-conference workshops run by CESS as part of our Annual or Regional Conferences may follow a different format.
Descriptions of the workshops, the number of maximum participants for each workshop, the date/time, the eligibility criteria, and additional application materials required can be found in the CESS 2018 Pre-conference workshop descriptions document. Please carefully read the descriptions and requirements for each workshop before applying.
To apply to participate, you must:
1) Submit an application form for each pre-conference workshop that you wish to attend. [The form is now closed]
2) For most of the workshops you must also submit additional application materials to the facilitator(s). Details can be found in the workshop descriptions document.
The pre-conference workshops are open to anyone who is registered for the CESS 2018 Annual Conference. However, where space is limited, priority will be given to Central Eurasian scholars for access reasons.
Supplementary travel grants funded by CESS to cover accommodation costs for the first night may be available for a limited number of Central Eurasian scholars. These will be allocated after the workshop participants are selected; there is no separate application process.
The closing date to apply AND to submit any additional required materials was August 3, 2018.