Past Conferences

2025 –

2023 – ESCAS XVIII – Almaty, Kazakhstan

2022 (postponed from 2021 due to COVID) – Joint ESCAS-CESS Conference – ESCAS XVII – University of World Economy and Diplomacy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. 

2019 – ESCAS XVI – University of Exeter, UK

2017 – Joint ESCAS-CESS Conference – ESCAS XV – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

2015 – ESCAS XIV – Zurich, Switzerland. Convened by the Centre for the Anthropological Study of Central Asia (CASCA) and the Cluster of Excellence “Cultural Foundations of Social Integration” (University of Konstanz) at the Dept. for Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Zurich.

ESCAS XIII, Astana (2013), convened by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Nazarbayev University.

ESCAS XII, Cambridge (2011), convened by the Cambridge Central Asia Forum.

ESCAS XI, Budapest (2009), convened by the Asia Research Initiative at the Central European University.

ESCAS X, Ankara (2007), convened by the Center for Black Sea and Central Asia at the Middle East Technical University.

ESCAS IX, Krakow (2005), convened by Jagiellonian University, Institute of Oriental Philology.

ESCAS VIII, Bordeaux (2002), convened by the Maison des sciences de l’homme Aquitaine and Institut français d’Etudes sur l’Asie centrale (IFEAC).

ESCAS VII, Vienna (2000), convened by the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology of the University of Vienna.

ESCAS VI, Venice (1998), convened by “Universitaa Ca Foscari di Venezia” in Venice, Italy.

ESCAS V, Copenhagen (1995), convened by the Carsten Niebuhr Institute of Near-Oriental Studies, University of Copenhagen, in collaboration with the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (NIAS).

ESCAS IV, Bamberg (1991), convened by the Department of Oriental Studies, University of Bamberg.

ESCAS III, Paris (1989), convened by Centre de Recherches Scientifiques en Sciences Sociales et Politiques, Paris.

ESCAS II, London (1987), convened by the School of Oriental and African Studies, London.

ESCAS I, Utrecht (1985), convened by the Dept. of Oriental Languages and Cultures at the University of Utrecht.

Early conferences each resulted in a publication