CONF./CFP- Central Eurasian Studies Conference, 22-23 Mar. 2008, Bloomington
Posted by: Kristoffer Rees <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) of Indiana University
Call For Papers
15th Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference
Saturday 22 March Sunday 23 April 2008
Submission deadline: 18 January 2008
ACES invites panel and individual paper proposals for the Fifteenth
Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference to be held Saturday, 22
March and Sunday, 23 March 2008 at Indiana University in Bloomington,
Indiana. Graduate students, professors, and independent scholars are
cordially invited to submit abstracts of papers covering all topics
pertaining to Central Eurasian Studies.
Central Eurasian Studies is defined for the purposes of this
conference as the study of the historical and contemporary Afghan,
Balto-Finnic, Hungarian, Mongolic, Persian, Tibetan, Tungusic, and
Turkic peoples, languages, cultures, and states.
An extensive, but by no means comprehensive, list of topics addressed
by this conference may be found at the end of this announcement.
Submission of pre-organized panels is strongly encouraged. Individual
papers are also welcome and will be assigned by the Conference
Committee to a suitable panel. An honorable distinction of best paper
will be awarded. All participants will receive a certificate of
Please include the following information on all submissions:
1) Names of all authors (note name of the person presenting the paper);
2) Institutional affiliation and title/position;
3) Contact information, including e-mail address, postal address, and
4) Curriculum Vitae (1 page);
5) Paper title;
6) An abstract of no more than 300 words, to be included in the
7) Geographic location and thematic panel preference. Thematic panel
preferences include, but are not limited to: socio-economic issues,
nationalism and identity, natural resources management, music and
culture, politics, history, education, and archaeology; and
8) Any audio-visual equipment needs (overhead, slide projector,
Due to space constraints, abstracts exceeding 300 words cannot be accepted.
ACES regrets that it cannot provide any funding to participants.
Submission deadline: 18 January 2008.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by 15 February 2008.
Submit this information:
Via e-mail as an attachment (pdf, .doc or .rtf formats preferred) to:
Or via hard copy sent to:
The Fifteenth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference
The Association of Central Eurasian Students ( ACES)
Goodbody Hall 157
1011 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
Fax: (812) 855-7500
Some covered topics:
Azerbaijan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, Finland, Karelia, Estonia, Buryatia,
Turkmenistan, Uyghur, Manchu, Kazakh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz, Kyrgyz
Republic, Xinjiang, Tibet, Mongolia, Manchuria, Hungary, Tatarstan,
Volga, Siberia, Tungusic, Tajikistan, Persia, Iran, Evenki,
Afghanistan, Ferghana Valley, Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, Central Eurasian
steppe an/or oases, Inner Asia, Sufism, Chaghatay, Mari, "Silk Road",
Ottoman Empire, Orkhon, politics, nationalism, identity, ethnicity,
state-building, ancient and contemporary religion, Islam, Nestorian
Christianity, Buddhism, Lamaism, Qing Dynasty, Yuan Dynasty,
shamanism, cinema, film, literature, history, linguistics,
anthropology, musicology, folklore, archaeology, architecture, art,
law in short, the historical and contemporary Afghan, Balto-Finnic,
Hungarian, Mongolic, Persian, Tibetan, Tungusic, and Turkic peoples,
languages, cultures, and states.
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