2014 Central Eurasian Studies Society Conference

Friday, October 24, 2014 to Sunday, October 26, 2014
Harriman Institute, Columbia University
The 15th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) will be held from October 24-26, 2014, at the Harriman Institute in New York, New York. The conference, which is a major initiative of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, will be hosted by the Harriman Institute, with the support of other campus partners at Columbia University.
Panel and paper topics relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship on Central Eurasia are welcome. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia extends from the Black Sea and Iranian Plateau to Mongolia and Siberia, including the Caucasus, Crimea, Middle Volga, Afghanistan, Tibet, Xinjiang, and Central and Inner Asia. Practitioners and scholars in all humanities and social science disciplines with an interest in Central Eurasia are encouraged to participate.
The program will feature over 40 panels. There will also be supplementary events and a keynote speaker. The preliminary schedule of the conference program has been posted.
The deadlines have passed for submitting paper and panel proposals.  At this time, individuals who submitted an abstract should have received notice from the Chair of the Conference Committee regarding the status of their submission. 
This website for the 15th annual CESS conference will have information on conference logistics, such as hotel accommodations and travel to New York, which can be found here.  Please check in the future for updated information.
If you would like more information about the Central Eurasian Studies Society as an organization, including membership, conference registration, publications, and CESS leadership, please visit http://centraleurasia.org/.
For any conference questions, please email [email protected].
Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals: 31 March 2014
Notification of Acceptance: 1-10 May 2014
Preliminary Program Available: July 2014
Deadline for Pre-Registration: 18 August 2014
On-site Registration: 23-26 October 2014
Conference Dates: 24-26 October 2014

Deadline for notification of audio-visual requests: 18 August 2014
Travel Arrangements & Visa in place by: 18 August 2014
Deadline for Last Cancellations: 18 August 2014 (No Fee Refund)
Deadline for Paper Submission to Chairs & Discussants: 11 October 2014

Further Information
The Chair of the Conference Committee is Dr. Ali İğmen (California State University, Long Beach [email protected])

Communications regarding local arrangements, including invitation letters, should be addressed to:

CESS 2014 Annual Conference
Harriman Institute
Columbia University
420 West 118th Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10027

Phone: +1/212-854-4623
Fax: +1/212-666-3481 (attention: CESS conference)
E-mail: [email protected]

Communications about proposal submission, program matters, registration matters, the mailing list, and data updates should be sent to the CESS Secretariat.

Central Eurasian Studies Society
1011 E. 3rd St.
Goodbody Hall 101
Bloomington, In 47405 U.S.A.
Tel: +1/812-855-0959
Fax: +1/812-855-8667 (attention: CESS)
[email protected]

Media Coverage: Justin Burke, "Central Asia: Property Rights Are the Toughest Nut to Crack," Eurasianet.org