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CONF./CFP- Reminder: Deadline Feb. 1, CESS Conference 2009, Toronto, Oct. 8-11

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CONF./CFP- Reminder: Deadline Feb. 1, CESS Conference 2009, Toronto, Oct. 8-11

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Call for Papers

Central Eurasian Studies Society Tenth Annual Conference (2009)

October 8-11, 2009
University of Toronto, Canada

(Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals: February 1, 2009.)

The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) invites panel and paper
proposals for the Tenth Annual CESS Conference, October 8-11, 2009, in
Toronto, Canada. The event will be held at The University of Toronto,
hosted by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies (Munk
Centre for International Studies). Panels begin Friday morning,
October 8, and continue through mid-day on Sunday, October 11.

Panel and paper topics relating to all aspects of humanities and
social science scholarship on Central Eurasia are welcome. The
geographic domain of Central Eurasia extends from the Black Sea and
Iranian Plateau to Mongolia and Siberia, including the Caucasus,
Crimea, Middle Volga, Afghanistan, Tibet, and Central and Inner Asia.
Practitioners and scholars in all humanities and social science
disciplines with an interest in Central Eurasia are encouraged to
participate. This year, due to the increased opportunity for scholars
from Iran to obtain visas to the host country, we especially encourage
proposals that touch on Iran in the broader context of Central Eurasia.

The program will feature approximately 45 panels and there will also
be a supplementary program including a welcome reception on Thursday,
a conference dinner and a keynote speaker.

Deadline for submission of panel/paper proposals: February 1, 2009.

For complete details, please see the complete Call for Papers on the
CESS website:

Registration Information

The registration fees covers a welcome reception on Thursday and the
conference dinner on Friday. The deadline for pre-registration payment
(required for all presenters) is August 1.

Fees for 2009 are as follows:

Regular fee members*:
$80US / $100CAD
$120US / $160CAD

Reduced fee members**:
$40US/ $50 CAD
$60US / $80CAD

$140US / $180CAD
$180US / $235CAD

* "Regular fee members" are those who have paid their annual dues at $50US.
** "Reduced fee members" are those who qualify and have paid for
membership at reduced fees ($0-$20US).

Panel participants may submit the registration fee at the same time as
submitting their proposal form, or at any time before the
pre-registration deadline of August 1. We accept payment by 1) cash
(Canadian or U.S.; only at the conference), 2) check or money order
(Canadian or U.S.), 3) credit card (see the Credit Card Payment Form:; all payments are
in US$). Check and money order payments should be mailed to: Central
Eurasian Studies Society, Havighurst Center, Harrison Hall, Miami
University, Oxford, Ohio 45056, USA. Please consult the CESS
Membership Form ( for
full details on methods of payment.

NOTE: CESS does not have funds to support the costs of conference
participation, and does not waive the conference fee for participants
who cannot afford it. Participants must obtain their own funding --
from personal resources, their own institutions, or grant-giving
organizations which provide conference travel grants. Some further
information about possible sources is available on the conference website.

Further Information

Full information about CESS 2009 in Toronto, Canada may be found on
the conference webpages:

* University of Toronto CESS Conference:

* CESS Secretariat Main Conference Page:

Virtually all questions about the conference can be answered by
consulting the above-mentioned webpages. If you don't have web access,
or if you don't find the answer to your questions there, you can
contact the conference organizers by e-mail at

We hope you will be able to join us in Toronto.

Laura Adams
Victoria Clement
CESS Conference Committee Co-chairs

Central Eurasian Studies Society
Havighurst Center, Harrison Hall
Miami University
Oxford, OH 45056

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