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The Association of Central Eurasian Students (ACES) of Indiana University invites panel and individual paper proposals for the Twelfth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference to be held on Saturday April 9, 2005 at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Graduate students, professors and independent scholars are invited to submit abstracts of papers on Central Eurasian issues in all fields. Central Eurasia is defined, for the purpose of this conference, as the vast area and peoples of :

-The Mongolian plateau (Mongolia, Inner Mongolia, southern Siberia, Kalmyks)

-The Tibetan plateau and the Himalayas (Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal, Bhutan and Sikkim)

-The oases of Central Asia (Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Uighur)

-The Steppe Turks (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tatars, Bashkirs)

-Afghanistan and Iran

-Turkey and Azerbaijan

-The Finno-Ugric peoples (Hungary, Finland, Estonia)

Submissions of pre-organized panels are strongly encouraged. Individual papers are also welcome and will be assigned by the conference committee to a suitable panel.

New this year : An honorable distinction of best paper will be awarded.

Submission Instructions :

The following information is required for submissions :

1) names of all authors (also note name of the person presenting the paper)

2) institutional affiliation and title/position

3) contact information: e-mail address, postal address, telephone/fax numbers

4) one page Curriculum Vitae

5) title of paper

6) an abstract of the paper, which is no more than 300 words and is in a publishable condition for the booklet of conference abstracts

7) specify 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, ARCHAEOLOGY.

8) requests for any audio-visual equipment requests (overhead, slide projector, Powerpoint, etc.).

Please note that abstracts longer than 300 words may be rejected.

ACES regrets that it cannot provide any funding to participants.

Deadlines :

International submissions: December 1, 2004

Domestic submissions: February 1, 2005

International presenters will be informed by December 20, 2004.

Domestic presenters will be notified of acceptance by February

20, 2005.

Submit this information via e-mail as an attachment (.doc or .rtf formats preferred) to :

ACES@indiana.edu

Or a hard copy sent to :

The Twelfth Annual Central Eurasian Studies Conference Goodbody Hall 157

Indiana University

1011 East Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405-7005

USA

Fax: (812) 855-750

Location: Bloomington, IN

Deadline: Various

Website: http://www.indiana.edu/