The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS)

Central Eurasian Studies Society Sixth Annual Conference (2005)
September 29 - October 2, 2005 Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts,
U.S.A.

Deadline: April 1, 2005

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) invites PAPER and ROUNDTABLE proposals for the Sixth CESS Annual Conference, September 29 - October 2, 2005, in Boston, Massachusetts. The event will be hosted by Boston University.

Please note that this is an abbreviated version of the Call for Papers.

Please visit the CESS website
http://cess.fas.harvard.edu/CESS_Conference.html for full details, or request a text version of the full Call for Papers by sending an email to CESSconf@fas.harvard.edu.

Paper and roundtable proposals 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 language of the conference is English.

Based on past CESS conferences, we expect the 2005 conference to be Lively and well-attended by scholars from all over the world. The program Will include panels and roundtables on a wide variety of topics related to Central Eurasia. Please note that due to the high level of interest, and the fact that the total number of people on the program will be limited to no more than 400, we anticipate that the selection of papers will be very competitive. We also welcome attendees who do not wish to participate in a panel (see the Registration/Pre-registration Form for information:
http://cess.fas.harvard.edu/CESS_Conf-Reg.html).

The 2005 conference program will be organized differently than it has been in the past, so please read the full Call for Papers (located at http://cess.fas.harvard.edu/CESS_Conference.html) carefully.

ROUNDTABLE proposals will be evaluated by the Conference Committee.

PAPER proposals will be submitted to a particular panel organizer from a list of panels available on the conference website.

The person submitting the paper proposal will inform CESS which panels the paper should be sent to.

Papers that are not accepted on a particular panel will then be sent back to the Conference Committee for consideration on another panel.

Notifications of acceptances and rejections will be sent by June 1, 2005.

The Conference Committee accepts
ONLY ELECTRONIC SUBMISSIONS either by webform (see forms for Individual Papers and for Roundtable Panels at: http://cess.fas.harvard.edu/CESS_Conference.html), or by an e-mailed form in MS Word format in the case of those who don't have web access.

INSTRUCTIONS for INDIVIDUAL PAPER Proposals
Paper authors should review the submission criteria and the participation and program policies found at
http://cess.fas.harvard.edu/CESS_Conference.html, and then prepare the following information in order to start the online submission process.

1. Review the list of panels at
http://cess.fas.harvard.edu/CESS_Conference.html and choose 1-2 panels
you would like your paper to be considered for

2. Prepare the following information for online submission:
- Paper title
- Paper abstract of 200-300 words. Please prepare this carefully, as panel organizers will be making their decision to accept or reject your proposal based on the quality of your abstract. Be sure to check spelling and grammar, and clearly state the topic of your paper, the source of your data, your specific argument and central findings, and the relevance of your research for the scholarly literature and to Central Eurasia.
- A biographical statement or brief, narrative CV of 300 words describing your educational and professional background

3. Submit your proposal via the webform located at
http://cess.fas.harvard.edu/CESS_Conference.html or request a submission form from CESSconf@fas.harvard.edu

4. Become a member of CESS, if you have not already done so. While membership is not required to submit a paper proposal, membership is required for participation in the conference. You may complete this step after your proposal has been accepted.

INSTRUCTIONS for ROUNDTABLE Proposals

A roundtable has four to six presenters and a chair/moderator. For roundtable proposals, the organizer must provide a paragraph describing the panel objectives and providing justification for use of the roundtable format.

Roundtable organizers should review the submission criteria and the participation and program policies found at http://cess.fas.harvard.edu, and then prepare the following information in order to start the online submission process.
- Roundtable title
- Roundtable description of 200-300 words.
- A biographical statement or brief, narrative CV of 300 words describing your educational and professional background
- The names, institutional affiliations, brief, narrative CVs, and contact information of each of the presenters who have agreed to be part of your roundtable

5. Submit your proposal via the webform located at http://cess.fas.harvard.edu or request a submission form from CESSconf@fas.harvard.edu

6. Become a member of CESS, if you have not already done so, and make sure that all the roundtable presenters are members, also. While membership is not required to submit a paper proposal, membership is required for participation in the conference. You may complete this step after your proposal has been accepted.

Deadline for Submission of Paper and Roundtable Proposals: April 1, 2005.

Note: Submissions after this date may be accepted only in the case of special justifying circumstances and at the discretion of the program committee.
Notification of acceptance: by June 1.

BEST PAPER GRADUATE STUDENT AWARD: There will be an award in the amount of $500 given to the best graduate student conference paper submitted to the Awards Committee for consideration. See the CESS awards webpage for details, or contact the Awards Committee Co-chair, Dr. Uli Schamiloglu .

Contact Information
The Co-chairs of the Conference Committee are:
Dr. Laura Adams (Princeton University; lladams2@earthlink.net)
Prof. Thomas Barfield (Boston University; barfield@bu.edu)

Correspondence should be directed to:
CESS 2005 Annual Conference
c/o Program on Central Asia and the Caucasus
Harvard University
615 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 U.S.A.
tel.: +1 / 617-496-2643
fax: +1 / 617-495-8319
e-mail: CESSconf@fas.harvard.edu

Full information about CESS 2005 in Boston is found on the conference webpages:
Main conference website:
http://cess.fas.harvard.edu/CESS_Conference.html

Full information about hosting and location at Boston University:
http://www.bu.edu/cess


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