CESS Annual Conference
Based in North America, CESS is an international organization for scholars and practitioners concerned with the Central Eurasian region. The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) seeks to promote high standards of research, teaching, and practice, to foster interaction through meetings, publications, and networking among scholars and practitioners at different stages in their career and based in different locations around the world.
Central Eurasia, for our purposes, encompasses Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, Turkey, the Black Sea region, East Europe, Central Europe and the Volga Region. The scholarship that we promote encompasses all humanistic and social science disciplines. It includes research relevant to certain professionals, such as those working in policy, diplomacy, NGOs, aid, development, health, education, medicine, etc.
We welcome you to Princeton University in 3-6 November 2016 for our Annual Conference. There will be hundreds of papers and presentations in thematic panels and roundtables. Our Keynote address features renowned Princeton historian, Stephen Kotkin. There will also be book tables and a cultural program.
A distinctive of CESS conferences is the large number of scholars who are from the Central Eurasian region. This is a unique opportunity to exchange and produce knowledge that crosses all varieties of boundaries. Many research projects are birthed in the informal discussions and networking occurring at our conferences.
Established in 2000, CESS offers various forums for the presentation of research. In addition to the Annual Conference, there is the biennial Regional Conference ; annual awards, such as the Graduate Student Paper Award , Book Award , Public Outreach Award , and Award for Lifetime Service to the Field . The CESS Blog is a curated forum for informal presentations of research and analyses, for reviews, reports, photo galleries, and thematic discussions.