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ESCAS 2019 Exeter: The Globality of Central Asia

Held at the University of Exeter (UK), the theme for the 16th conference is The Globality of Central Asia.  We invite proposals for papers, panels, roundtables and sessions in non-traditional formats covering all aspects of Central Asian Studies across the humanities and social sciences.

We particularly encourage proposals which link Central Asia to its global context, historically and contemporaneously. We encourage studies of this geography which engage both territory, space and place. These may include the studies of Central Asia’s migrations and diaspora, its ethnic minority populations, its offshore and extraterritorial spaces, and its place in global and imperial histories. This globality may be visible in archaeologies, cultural studies and pre-modern histories, as well as in modern social, economic and political patterns across borders.

Our conference will assess globalizations from below as well as those from above; we therefore invite papers addressing the interpellation of localities and globalities: How are the individuals and communities of Central Asia related to global processes?

ESCAS2019 Conference Committee

The Joint Conference Committee composed of local University of Exeter members and ESCAS are as follows:

  • Gulzat Botoeva, University of Roehampton, Department of Social Sciences
  • Juliette Cleuziou, ESCAS Board / University Lumières — Lyon 2, Department of Anthropology
  • Asel Doolotkeldieva, Kyrgyz-Turkish Manas University, Kyrgyzstan, Department of International Relations
  • John Heathershaw, Chair of committee, ESCAS Board / University of Exeter, Department of Politics
  • Ablet Kamalov, ESCAS Board / Turan University, Kazakhstan, Department of History
  • David Lewis, University of Exeter, Department of Politics
  • Emma Loosely, University of Exeter, Department of Theology and Religion
  • Beatrice Penati, ESCAS Board / University of Liverpool, Department of History

The committee members can be contacted through the local Conference Administrator, Chee Wong, at escas16@exeter.ac.uk.

Submission of proposals

The online portal on this website opened on 18 July 2018 and will close on Wednesday 31 October 2018 (midnight GMT) — check the key dates further on the conference page. Each proposal will be assessed by reviewers with relevant experience, can have a variety of formats, and may be in Russian and/or English.

Guidance for the submission of proposals can be found here.

To submit a panel or paper proposal, click here.

For further practical information on the venue and accommodation, visit the conference website here.