Call for Papers


Submission Deadline: 30 January 2013

The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) at Indiana University invites panel and individual paper proposals for the Twentieth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference to be held Saturday, April 6, 2013 on the Bloomington campus of Indiana University.

Graduate students, faculty, 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.

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. All proposals will be subject to a highly selective review procedure. Past panel themes have included:

  • Representation and Nationalism in Kazakhstan: Past, Present and Future
  • Societies and Cultures of Xinjiang
  • Turkic Folklore and Literature
  • Romanticism, Modernism, Postmodernism, and Beyond in Hungarian Literature, Culture, and the Arts
  • Tibetan Studies
  • Aspects of Imperial and Soviet Rule in Central Asia
  • Nodes of Identity
  • Explorations in Central Asian Historiography
Submission Instructions:
Proposals may be submitted via the online form.
n.b. All submissions must be accompanied by an abstract.

ACES regrets that it cannot provide any funding to participants.

Applicants will be notified of their status before 15 February 2013. Please remember that the submission of a proposal represents a commitment on your behalf to participate in the conference. Any queries 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