European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS)
XIII Biennial Conference 2013
Call for papers
The European Society for Central Asian Studies (ESCAS) invites proposals for individual papers, panels and round-table discussions for the thirteenth ESCAS biennial conference scheduled for 5th - 6th August 2013 at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan. The Conference will be hosted jointly by Nazarbayev University and the R. B. Suleimeinov Institute of Oriental Studies of the Kazakhstan Academy of Sciences.
ESCAS welcomes proposals relating to all aspects of research in the arts, humanities and social sciences on Central Asia – namely the republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, together with Xinjiang, Mongolia, Afghanistan and adjacent regions of Russia, China, Iran, South Asia and the Caucasus.
The registration fee will be 100 Euros for ESCAS members and 125 Euros for non-members. This includes the following:
|Accommodation||Nazarbayev University is providing free accommodation for 100 delegates in twin rooms in the student dormitories on campus from Saturday 3rd – Tuesday 6th August (four nights maximum). These will be allocated at the time of registration on a first-come, first-served basis. They are only available to delegates, and not to accompanying persons. Otherwise the University has an arrangement with a nearby hotel, from which there will be bus transport. The cost of rooms here should be approximately 50 euros a night.|
|Food||Coffee and refreshments, Lunch on both days, and attendance at the Gala dinner.|
|Transport||Bus transfer between Astana Airport, Hotel (where necessary) and the University. A bus tour of Astana City (optional).|
|Other||Badges, stationery etc. will also be provided.|
Preliminary inquiries regarding the conference should be made to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information on ESCAS membership can be found here.
We hope to hear from you soon!
Ildiko Beller-Hann (Copenhagen)
Sally Cummings (St. Andrews)
Siddharth Saxena (Cambridge)
Anne-Marie Vuillemenot (Louvain)