The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) invites panel and paper proposals for the Twelfth Annual CESS Conference, September 15-18, 2011, in Columbus, Ohio. The event will be held at Ohio State University, hosted by the Center for Slavic and East European Studies, the Middle East Studies Center and the East Asian Studies Center. Panels begin Friday morning, September 16, and continue through mid-day on Sunday, September 18.
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 50 panels. There will also be a supplementary program including a welcome reception on Thursday, a conference dinner and a plenary speaker.
Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some preference in the selection process. In forming panels, consider including scholars whose work is situated outside of Central Eurasia but who can speak to the panel topic thematically or comparatively, especially in discussant roles. For complete details, please see the complete Call for Papers (http://www.units.muohio.edu/cess/CFP_2011.html) on the CESS website.
The registration fees cover a welcome reception on Thursday and the conference dinner on Friday. The deadline for pre-registration payment (required for all presenters) is August 1.
Fees for 2011 are as follows (figures are in US dollars):
|Regular fee members*:||$80||$120 (after August 1)|
|Reduced fee members**:||$40||$60 (after August 1)|
|Non-members:||$140||$180 (after August 1)|
* “Regular fee members” are those who have paid their annual dues at $60 or $75.
** “Reduced fee members” are those who qualify and have paid for membership at reduced fees.
Panel participants may submit the registration fee at the same time as submitting their proposal form, or at any time before the pre-registration deadline of August 1. We accept payment by credit card (preferred; see the Credit Card Payment Form (http://www.units.muohio.edu/cess/utilities/ccard.php); all payments are in US$), or by check or money order. Check and money order payments should be mailed to: Central Eurasian Studies Society, Havighurst Center, Harrison Hall, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA. Please consult the CESS Membership Form (http://www.cess.muohio.edu/cesspg_memb_form.html) for full details on methods of payment.
NOTE: CESS does not have funds to support the costs of conference participation, and does not waive the conference fee for participants who cannot afford it. Participants must obtain their own funding — from personal resources, their own institutions, or grant-giving organizations which provide conference travel grants.
If you do not have web access, or if you do not find the answer to your questions on the conference website, you can contact the conference organizers by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.