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CfP: 12th Annual CESS Conference, Ohio State University, Abstract Submission Deadline March 1

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 ( 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 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 (; 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 ( 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.

Further Information

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

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Call for Papers and Panel Proposals, Midwest Slavic Conference, Ohio State, Deadline: February 1

*2010 Midwest Slavic Conference*

*The Ohio State University *

*April 15-17, 2010*

The Midwest Slavic Association and The Ohio State University’s Center for Slavic and East European Studies (CSEES) are proud to announce *The 2010 Midwest Slavic Conference*, to be held at the Blackwell’s Pfahl Hall on the OSU campus *April 15-17, 2010*.

Conference organizers invite proposals for panels or individual papers addressing all disciplines related to Russia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. The conference will open with a keynote address and a reception on April 15, followed by two days of panels.

Please send a *one-paragraph abstract* and *brief C.V.* to ** by *February 1, 2010*. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to submit presentations. Limited funding will be available to subsidize graduate hotel lodging. For more information, contact the Center for Slavic and East European Studies at (614) 292-8770 or

CSEES would also like to announce the *Midwest Slavic K-12 Teacher Workshop* on Slavic topics of interest. This workshop will take place on *Saturday, April 17th* and is open to all current and pre-service K-12 teachers of all subjects and grade levels. This K-12 Workshop will be held in collaboration with the Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University. For more information, contact CSEES Outreach Coordinator Sunnie Rucker-Chang at

Center for Slavic and East European Studies at OSU
303 Oxley Hall, 1712 Neil Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210

(614) 292-8770 ~

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