CFP: 2012 CESS Regional Conference (Georgia) and 2012 CESS Annual Conference (USA)

This is the call for papers for two separate conferences:

Central Eurasian Studies Society’s Regional Conference will be held July 20-21 in Tbilisi, Georgia

Central Eurasian Studies Society’s Annual Conference will be held October 18-21 in Bloomington, Indiana.

Presenters may submit proposals to both conferences, but they must be different proposals. No one may submit the same paper or panel to both.

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, 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. This year, due to the increased opportunity for scholars from Iran to obtain visas to the U.S., we especially encourage proposals for the Annual Conference that touch on Iran in the broader context of Central Eurasia.

Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals for both conferences is:

April 1, 2012.

Note: Submissions after this date may be accepted only in the case of special justifying circumstances and at the discretion of the program committee. Please be sure you have a complete proposal to us by this date.

Only electronic submissions will be accepted. Be sure you fill out the registration form for the correct conference when you complete your submission.


To submit a proposal to either conference:

Please have your complete proposal prepared before submitting the form including information from panel participants. (Please note that you will not be able to save the form and return to it later.)

Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged and will be given some preference in the selection process. Individual papers are also welcome and will be assigned by the program committee to an appropriate panel with a chair and a discussant.

Please see our website for more detailed information on the conferences:

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