CESS 2017; Soyuz 2015

The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies hosts international and local conferences at the University of Washington. The most recent was the 2017 Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference.

Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference (CESS), 2017

On October 5-8, 2017, the Ellison Center hosted the the Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Conference at the University of Washington. The University of Washington and the Ellison Center have a long history of engagement with Central Asian Studies, and we were delighted to welcome CESS back to the Northwest for the first time since the University of Washington hosted the conference in 20017. Since that time, CESS has grown in numbers and enhanced its reputation as the premier association for scholarship of the Central Eurasian region and it was an honor to have so many leading scholars and students of Eurasia on our campus in Seattle. Please click here for the conference website or click the image (left) for the conference program.



2015 Annual Soyuz Symposium – Soyuz Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies

The Soyuz Symposium, the Soyuz Research Network for Postcultural Studies annual conference designed to connect contemporary scholars working the fields of socialism and post-socialism, was hosted by the Ellison Center on the final weekend of February 2015. This event brought together more than two-dozen scholars from numerous disciplines (including sociology, history, anthropology, law, Slavic studies, and computer science) to share their work on the history, social politics, and lived experiences of socialism and post-socialism throughout the European, Central Asian, and East Asian regions. The theme of this year’s Symposium was “Shifting Territories: Historical Legacies and Social Change.” To read more about the conference, please click here.