in Bishkek, June 29-July 2, 2017 was a great success!Many thanks to AUCA for hosting it, and to all participants for helping it to make it an extraordinary event.The program of the largest international conference of Central Eurasian regional studies scholars ever to be held in the region i The Sixth CESS Regional Conference of CESS was successfully conducted in Bishkek 29 June-2 July 2017 as the Joint ESCAS-CESS Conference (see below).CESS plans to hold its next Regional Conference, also jointly with the European Society for Central Asian Studies, in 2020.The location of the 2020 conference is yet to be decided, and CESS and ESCAS welcome expressions of interest from prospective host institutions in the wider Central Asian region (from the Caucasus to Mongolia). With the 2017 conference, CESS initiated what is planned to be long-term practice of coordinating with ESCAS.ESCAS alternates its biennial conferences between Europe and Central Asia.
The information below is about the conference that has already taken place.We retain this information so that prospective participants in future conferences can refer to this, since future conferences will be generally similar.This is the 15th Biennial Conference of ESCAS, and the Sixth Regional Conference of CESS.The conference will be hosted by AUCA’s Central Asian Studies Institute (CASI).
We had a tremendous response to the Call for Papers — the largest number ever received for an ESCAS Conference or a CESS Regional Conference.
In response to the high level of interest, our hosts at the American University of Central Asia have undertaken to expand the overall size of the conference — we are grateful to the Central Asian Studies Institute at AUCA for welcoming so many people!