Call for Nominations: CESS Public Outreach Award 2023

The CESS Public Outreach Award is presented to an individual, a group of individuals, or an organization in recognition for extraordinary work that contributes to advancing and making accessible knowledge of Central Eurasia to a broad audience. 


  • Monographs, edited volumes, audio-visual material, news/blog sites, newsletters, films, documentaries, and similar resources that are extraordinarily useful in educating non-specialists about Central Eurasia are eligible for consideration.
  • Single articles, news stories, blog posts, or travel guides are not eligible.
  • Materials must have been produced, published, or disseminated in the two (2) years preceding the award deadline.

Nominations may be made by the producer of the material or someone who has used the material and found it useful. In all cases, nominations should include a description of how the material constitutes Public Outreach, and, when relevant, copies of the of the nominated material must be received by the published deadline of the competition.

Individuals and organizations need not be members of CESS to be nominated but must become members by the nomination deadline to be considered.

The award is accompanied by a monetary prize of $500.

Materials relevant to the nomination of the Public Outreach Award should be received by September 22, 2023.

Award committee:

  • Alexey Ulko, Culture and Art Consultant, Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Cholpon Turdalieva, Professor, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Annika Schmeding, Senior Researcher, NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam, Netherlands