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Call for Papers: 14th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) Conference

Fri, Mar 29, 11:59 pm
October 3-6, 2013 University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, U.S.A.

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) invites panel and paper proposals for the Fourteenth Annual CESS Conference, October 3-6, 2013, in Madison, Wisconsin. The event will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, hosted by the Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia. Panels begin Friday morning, October 4, and continue through mid-day on Sunday, October 6.

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 approximately 70 panels. There will also be supplementary events, including a welcome reception on Thursday, social and cultural activities, and a keynote speaker.

Details are on conference participation and registration.

Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals: 29 March 2013
Notification of Acceptance: 1-10 May 2013
Preliminary Program Available: July 2013
Deadline for Pre-Registration: 19 August 2013
Conference Dates: 3-6 October 2013


Deadline for notification of audio-visual requests: 19 August 2013
Travel Arrangements & Visa in place by: 19 August 2013
Deadline for Last Cancellations: 19 August 2013 (No Fee Refund)
Deadline for Paper Submission to Chairs & Discussants: 12 September 2013

Travel & Accommodations
Information about University of Wisconsin and the city of Madison, transportation options, maps, and lodging information will be available at the conference website. Please be sure to visit http:// for detailed information.

All conference participants are responsible for making their own arrangements for travel and accommodations. CESS does not subsidize travel and accommodations for conference participants. Conference participants are urged to make local hotel reservations well in advance of the August 19th pre-registration deadline.

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

Program (preliminary version available in June)

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

CESS 2013 Annual Conference
CREECA (Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia)

210 Ingraham Hall

1155 Observatory Drive

Madison, WI 53706-1397



Phone: +1/608-262-3379

Fax: +1/608-890-0267 (attention: CESS conference)

E-mail: (attention: CESS conference)


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)