CESS 2024 – Almaty

The CESS 2024 Conference is scheduled to take place in the city of Almaty, Kazakhstan, from 6 to 9 June 2024, hosted by the esteemed Turan University, one of Kazakhstan’s leading educational institutions.

The deadline to submit proposals was March 9, 2024, and abstracts are no longer accepted. The Conference committee communicated the proposals outcomes to the authors by April 23, 2024.

For CESS 2024, we invited submissions relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship across the region. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia encompasses Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Xinjiang, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, the Black Sea region, the Volga region, and East and Central Europe. Practitioners and scholars in all fields are encouraged to participate.

CESS conferences have been held at universities around North America and Central Eurasia since 2000. They offer up to 70 panels and attract around 300 participants from all over the world. The conference, a staple event since 2000, has been a platform for scholars from North America and Central Eurasia to converge and share their insights. CESS President Ablet Kamalov (Turan University) and CESS Past President Jeff Sahadeo (Carleton University) are playing a key part in the organization of the conferences this year. CESS 2024 promises a broad reach, inviting scholars to contribute across all humanities and social science disciplines concerning Central Eurasia.

The conference will be in-person only

Registration is now open:

Please note that the deadline for presenters to register has already passed.

Conference Logistics

The costs of registration, transportation, hotels and other expenses are each delegate’s responsibility.

CESS 2024 Conference on social media

The conference hashtag on Twitter is #CESS2024. Find CESS on Twitter @CESS_news and on Facebook at facebook.com/groups/cess.info.

IMPORTANT: Please note that the correct address of Turan University is Satpaev St 16A, Almaty 050000, not Chaikina St 12а, as both addresses are listed on Google for Turan University.

Conference Host: Turan University

Turan University, established in 1992, stands as a beacon of academic excellence in Almaty. It offers a full-cycle educational system, including a lyceum, college, bachelor, master, and doctorate Ph.D. programs, alongside a dissertation council. The university boasts three faculties: Humanities and Law, Economics, and the Academy of Film and Television. With a faculty comprising 361 full-time teachers, including 55 doctors of science and professors, and over 49 practitioners and scientists, the university promises an enriching environment for the conference.

Conference Rules and Guidelines

Please read CESS’ conference rules and guidelines.

The primary language of the CESS 2024 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.

Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)

CESS was founded in 1999 and incorporated as a non-profit corporation in 2001. The mission of CESS is to facilitate communication and interaction among scholars of the Central Eurasia region, to promote high standards of scholarship about the Central Eurasia region, to promote cooperation among those concerned with the scholarly study of Central Eurasia, and to promote general knowledge of and public interest in Central Eurasia.

Email info@centraleurasia.org with any questions.

Conference Committee

Chair: Ablet Kamalov. Ablet Kamalov is a Professor of History at Turan University, Almaty, Kazakhstan. His research interests include the history, historiography, and culture of the Turkic peoples of Chinese Central Asia, primarily the Uyghurs, and Diaspora studies.