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CONF./CFP- 16th Annual ACES Central Eurasian Studies Conf., Indiana U., Feb. 28

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CONF./CFP- 16th Annual ACES Central Eurasian Studies Conf., Indiana U., Feb. 28

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The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) at Indiana University

Call For Papers

16th Annual ACES Central Eurasian Studies Conference, Indiana University

Saturday, 28 February 2009

Submission Deadline 28 November 2008

ACES invites panel and individual paper proposals for the Sixteenth
Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference to be held Saturday, 28
February 2009 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana.

Graduate students, professors, and independent scholars are cordially
invited to submit abstracts of papers addressing 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.

All proposals will be subject to a highly selective review procedure.

The 2009 conference will play host to a small number of focused
panels, and will include a roundtable discussion with area studies
faculty on the topic "Whither Central Eurasian Studies?"

Recent keynote speakers have included Peter Perdue, Marianne Kamp,
Leonard van der Kuijp, and Robert McChesney.

Past panel themes have included:
- Conversions and Syncretism in Central Eurasia
- Uyghurs and Xinjiang: Culture and History in the Round
- Politics, Cultural Identity, and the Intelligentsia in Buryatia
- Romanticism, Modernism, Postmodernism, and Beyond in Hungarian
Literature, Culture, and the Arts
- Equality and the Economy in Central Asia
- Through the Eyes of the Oppressed: The Russian Imperial Experience
in Central Asia
- Eurasian Historical Trends
- Prospects for Democratization in Central Asia

Submission Instructions:

Proposals may be submitted via the online form accessible at:

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.

ACES regrets that it cannot provide any funding to participants.

Applicants will be notified of their status before 01 January 2008.

Please remember that the submission of a proposal represents a
commitment on your behalf to participate in the conference.

Any questions may be directed to the ACES Conference Committee at

Association of Central Eurasian Students
Goodbody Hall 157
Indiana University
1011 East Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
Fax: (812) 855-7500

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