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Call for Panel and Paper Proposals: Eleventh Annual Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) Conference, Deadline: March 17

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) invites panel and paper proposals for the Eleventh Annual CESS Conference, October 28-31, 2010, in East Lansing, MI. The event will be held at Michigan State University, hosted by the Center for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies and the Asian Studies Center. Panels begin Friday morning, October 29, and continue through mid-day on Sunday, October 31.

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.

The program will feature approximately 45 panels and there will also be a supplementary program including a welcome reception on Thursday, a conference dinner and a keynote speaker.

Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals: Wednesday, March 17, 2010

For complete details, please see the complete Call for Papers ( on the CESS website.

Registration information

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 25.

Fees for 2010 are as follows (figures are in US dollars):

Regular fee members*: $80 $120 (after August 25)
Reduced fee members**: $40 $60 (after August 25)
Non-members: $140 $180 (after August 25)

* “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 25. We accept payment by 1) cash, 2) check or money order, 3) credit card (see the Credit Card Payment Form (; all payments are in US$). 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 ( 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. Some further information about possible sources is available on the conference website.

Further Information

If you don’t have web access, or if you don’t find the answer to your questions there, you can contact the conference organizers by e-mail at

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