Pre-Conference Workshops

We are please to announce that registration for pre-conference workshops for CESS 2024 Almaty is open! There are two workshops being offered and the description for each can be found below. Pre-conference workshops are free of charge to all registered conference delegates. Lunch will be provided. The deadline to register for the pre-conference workshops is […]

CESS Fall 2024 conference

We are delighted to announce that the call for proposals for CESS Fall 2024 is now open. The esteemed Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, will host the CESS Fall Conference in Syracuse, New York, from 12 to 15 September 2024. The deadline to submit proposals is June 12, 2024. The Conference […]

CESS 2024 Almaty Conference Update: Record-Breaking Submissions Under Review

The CESS2024 Conference Committee is delighted to share with our academic community that this year’s call for papers has garnered an unprecedented response. We are currently in the midst of reviewing a record number of submissions, reflecting the vibrant and diverse interests of our field. Review Process and Notifications: The review process has been initiated […]

Save the Date: CESS’ North American Conference at Syracuse University, Sept 12-15

The Central Eurasian Studies Society is excited to announce a significant change in our conference programming for 2024. Breaking tradition, our annual conference will be hosted by Turan University in Almaty, Kazakhstan, marking a pivotal shift in our efforts to bring Central Eurasian studies to the forefront of global academic discourse. Following this, we are […]

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 […]

Congratulations to the 2023 Graduate Student Paper Award Winners

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) takes immense pride in announcing the winners of the prestigious 2023 Graduate Student Paper Awards. This year, we are delighted to honor two outstanding scholars for their exceptional research contributions in the field of Central Eurasian studies. Nicholas Seay, Ohio State University Paper Title: “By Tractor and Plane: Pesticides […]

CESS Board Nominations

CESS invites nominations for two new members of our Board of Directors and an incoming President. These positions are for three years, starting from the Annual Conference in 2023 and ending at the Annual Conference in 2026. The incoming President will serve as President-Elect from 2023/24, President from 2024/25, and Past-President from 2025/26. Please see […]

CESS EVENT: Urban Activism in Central Eurasia

Cities worldwide are undergoing a profound transformation process under the umbrella of neoliberalism. Decentralization and deregulation of urban policy, and an increasing marketization and commercialization of public space led to an increase in social inequalities, fragmentation of urban space, and segmentation of the urban economy.   Central Asia is not exempt from this global trend. Since […]

2022 Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society at Indiana University

The 2022 annual CESS conference was held in Bloomington, IN. from October 20th to 23rd at the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center (IAUNRC) at Indiana University “The Central Eurasian Studies Society [CESS] conference at Bloomington, Indiana, allowed me to meet new people and discover future research opportunities,” said Maral Sagynalieva, a Ph.D. student […]

CESS 2023 Annual Conference Call for Papers

The CESS 2023 proposal submissions deadline. March 1, is coming up.Central Eurasian Studies Society 23rd Annual Conference, October 19-22, 2023Center for Governance and Markets  at the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA About the Annual Conference CESS Conferences have been held at universities around North America and Central Eurasia since 2000, alongside our concurrently offering up to 70 […]