Joint ESCAS-CESS conference at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy, Tashkent 2022

June 23-26

ESCAS is pleased to announce that, now that the pandemic seems less of a threat, there will be a regional conference thanks to an agreement partnership with CESS (Central Eurasian Studies Society).

Indeed, CESS will hold its 7th Summer Conference in 2022 at the University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, jointly with ESCAS.

The conference will take place June 23-26 (on site and in-person).

We do hope that many of our colleagues will not feel discouraged to travel!

In order to increase the attractivity of this CESS-ESCAS joint event, organizers very much support the submission of non-traditional panel proposals, such as book-in-progress panels, author-critic book forums, thematic discussions, and roundtables.

Conference Host

The conference will be hosted by the University of World Economy and Diplomacy (UWED), located in the heart of Tashkent. The University was established in September 1992 and functions under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan. UWED has around 1,500 students, including undergraduate and graduate students. In addition to serving students from Uzbekistan, it also hosts foreign students from around the world.

UWED is a higher educational institution that provides training, retraining and advanced training for specialists and academic staff as well as conducts high-level fundamental and applied research in the following areas: International Economics and Management, International Relations and Political Science, International Public and Private Law, and Guiding and Interpreting. There are presently three academic departments at UWED: international Relations, international Economics and management, and International Law.

Please follow the guidelines established by CESS for various kinds of submissions

Call for Proposals and Proposal Submission

Proposals for panels and individual papers are now being accepted. Proposals submitted in 2020 will not be automatically carried forward. Colleagues are welcome to re-submit the same proposal again or an entirely new proposal in 2022.

We will invite submissions relating to all aspects of humanities and social science scholarship. The geographic domain of Central Eurasia encompasses Central Asia, the Caucasus, Iran, Afghanistan, Tibet, Mongolia, Siberia, Inner Asia, the Black Sea region, the Volga region, and East and Central Europe. Practitioners and scholars in all fields with an interest in this region are encouraged to participate.

We will invite the following types of proposals for the Summer Conference: individual paper, pre-organized panel, roundtable, thematic discussion, author-critic forum, and book-in-progress panel. Find out more about the requirements of each proposal type.

You do not need to be a member of CESS or ESCAS in order to submit a proposal, but if your proposal is accepted, you must become a member by the presenter registration deadline

The deadline to submit is March 25, 2022. For panels/roundtables/workshops etc, this means that all the proposal information must be uploaded by all the panelists/participants by the deadline.



The primary language of the CESS Summer Conference is English; however, proposals for panels to be conducted primarily in a non-English language are welcome and encouraged. Panel proposals should indicate the planned working language in brackets after the title (e.g. [Uzbek], [Russian], etc.) and submit an abstract in English followed by the abstract in the non-English language. Individual paper proposals can only be accepted if they will be delivered in English.