CFP for 2012 Annual Conference

October 18-21, 2012 Indiana University, Bloomington, IN U.S.A.

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) invites panel and paper proposals for the Thirteenth Annual CESS Conference, October 18-21, 2012, in Bloomington, Indiana.  The event will be held at Indiana University, hosted by Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resouce Center.  Panels begin Friday morning, October 19, and continue through mid-day on Sunday, October 21.

Panel and paper topics relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship on Central Eurasia are welcome. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia extends from the Black Sea and Iranian Plateau to Mongolia and Siberia, including the Caucasus, Crimea, Middle Volga, Afghanistan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Central and Inner Asia. Practitioners and scholars in all humanities and social science disciplines with an interest in Central Eurasia are encouraged to participate.

The program will feature approximately 70 panels. There will also be supplementary events, including a welcome reception on Thursday, a conference dinner, and two keynote speakers.

Details on conference participation and registration.

Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals: 12 April 2012
Notification of Acceptance: 15-25 May 2012
Preliminary Program Available: July 2012
Deadline for Pre-Registration: 1 September 2012
Conference Dates: 18-21 October 2012


Deadline for notification of audio-visual requests: 1 September 2012
Travel Arrangements & Visa in place by: 1 September 2012
Deadline for Last Cancellations: 1 September 2012 (No Fee Refund)
Deadline for Paper Submission to Chairs & Discussants: 26 September 2012

Travel & Accommodations
Information about Indiana University and the city of Bloomington, transportation options, maps, and lodging information will be available at the conference website. Please be sure to visit this webpage for detailed information.

All conference participants are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel and accommodations. CESS does not subsidize travel and accommodations for conference participants.

Further Information
The Chair of the Conference Committee is Dr. Russell Zanca (Northeastern Illinois University r-Zanca@NEIU.EDU )

Program (preliminary version available in June)

Communications regarding local arrangements, including invitation letters, should be addressed to:

CESS 2012 Annual Conference
Sinor Research Institute for Inner Asian Studies
1011 E. 3rd St.
Goodbody Hall 144
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

E-mail:  (attention: CESS conference)
Telephone at +1/812-855-0959
Facsimile at +1/812-855-7500 (attention: CESS conference)

Communications about proposal submission, program matters, registration matters, the mailing list, and data updates should be sent to the CESS Secretariat. 

Central Eurasian Studies Society
1011 E. 3rd St.
Goodbody Hall 101
Bloomington, In 47405 U.S.A.
Tel:  +1/812-855-0959
Fax: +1/812-855-8667 (attention: CESS)