15TH ANNUAL CENTRAL EURASIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE
Saturday 22 March – Sunday 23 March 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.
Building on the success of past ACES conferences, this year's
conference will feature Marianne Kamp, a historian from the University of Wyoming, who has published notable works on contemporary Central Asia, as the Keynote Speaker. This year's Distinguished Speaker will be Edward Lazzerini, of Indiana University's Department of 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 participation.
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 telephone/fax numbers;
4) Curriculum Vitae (1 page);
5) Paper title;
6) An abstract of no more than 300 words, to be included in the Conference Program;
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, PowerPoint, etc.)
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.
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 and/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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