CESS Announces Call for Proposals for 2024 Annual Conference in Almaty

Almaty, Kazakhstan – The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) has officially opened its call for proposals for the 2024 Annual Conference, scheduled to take place from June 6th to 9th at Turan University in Almaty, Kazakhstan.

This prestigious event, marking its 24th year, invites scholars and practitioners from all over the world to submit proposals related to humanities and social science scholarship across the expansive region of Central Eurasia. This includes Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Xinjiang, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, the Black Sea region, the Volga region, and East and Central Europe.

Key Dates and Deadlines:

  • Proposals Open: January 10, 2024
  • Submission Deadline: March 1, 2024 The deadline to submit proposals has been extended to March 9, 2024
  • Outcome Notification: April 1, 2024
  • Registration Begins: April 2024
  • Final Program Published: June 3, 2024

A Platform for Diverse Perspectives:

CESS conferences have been pivotal in fostering dialogue and scholarly exchange since 2000. The 2024 edition is no exception, offering up to 70 panels and expecting around 300 participants. The event is well-known for its diverse format, including traditional panels, roundtables, scholarship-in-progress, and author-critic forums, providing a dynamic platform for academic discussion.

Turan University – A Hub of Academic Excellence:

Hosting the event, Turan University, established in 1992, is a prominent educational institution in Almaty. Known for its diverse academic programs and esteemed faculty, the university provides an ideal backdrop for this significant scholarly assembly.

CESS Travel Grants:

In line with its mission to support and promote scholarship in Central Eurasian studies, CESS offers a limited number of travel grants to the delegates whose papers have been accepted for presentation at the conference, especially benefiting scholars from the Central Eurasian region. The grant applications will open in April 2024.

Submission Guidelines and Contact:

Prospective participants are encouraged to review the conference rules and language policy before submitting proposals online through the CESS website. The deadline for submissions is March 1, 2024. For any inquiries, contact info@centraleurasia.org

About CESS:

Founded in 1999 and incorporated as a non-profit in 2001, the Central Eurasian Studies Society aims to facilitate communication among scholars of the region, promote high standards of scholarship, and foster public interest in Central Eurasia.

The CESS Annual Conference 2024 promises to be a converging point for diverse scholarly insights and an enriching platform for academic discussions, continuing its tradition of excellence and global participation.

For more details and updates on the conference, visit CESS Conference Website.