CFP: [Film] International Conference on Central Eurasian Studies, Maltepe University (Turkey), 17-19 March 2009

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Guljanat Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun
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International Conference on Central Eurasian Studies:
Past, Present and Future

Maltepe University (Turkey) -
University of Tokyo, Islamic Area Studies (Japan) -
University of Tsukuba (Japan)
March 17-19, 2009
Center for Eurasian Studies, Maltepe University,
Istanbul, Turkey

The organizing committee is pleased to invite paper proposals for the
International Conference on Central Eurasian Studies, organized by the
Maltepe University (Turkey), the University of Tokyo, Islamic Area
Studies (Japan) and the University of Tsukuba (Japan) to be held on March
17-19, 2009 at the Maltepe University Campus, Istanbul, Turkey.

This multidisciplinary conference will focus on history, politics,
international relations, sociology and media of Central Eurasia in
several panels. The aim of the meeting is to bring together international
group of scholars with academic and professional interest in Eurasia, to
share research experiences, and to discuss topics and trends in Central
Eurasian Studies. Thus, paper topics relating to the historical,
political and socio-cultural aspects of Central Eurasian studies are
welcome. The working languages of the conference are English, Turkish and
Russian. The conference program will feature key note speech, panels, a
welcome reception, a conference dinner and additional cultural events to
acquaint attendees with the host institution and the city of Istanbul.

A conference program and papers of the participants will be published in
the conference proceedings format. Proceedings will be available at the

To apply, please submit the registration form, which may be found at the
end of this announcement, including a 300-word abstract until December
25, 2008 via e-mail as an attachment (.doc or .rtf formats preferred) to
the conference secretariat at

Travel and Accommodations
To our regret, conference organizers do not have resources to provide for
travel and accommodation of participants. However, organizing team can
assist in booking accommodation for the duration of the conference at
participants’ expense, in the Marma Kongre Merkezi İstanbul, which is
situated within the campus. The special rate for conference participants
has been arranged as 80 USD per night (single room) and 120 USD per night
(double room). If you wish to benefit from the special rates for
conference participants, please contact Mr. Barlas Özbey at (please contact only for hotel reservations).
Detailed information about the Maltepe University, transportation
options, maps and lodging is available on the Maltepe University's web
page at Further information about the conference is
available at conference website .

Registration Fee

The registration fee for the conference is 120 USD and should be paid to
the conference account (we expect to give the bank name and account
number in the 2nd circular).
The fees are intended to cover the expenses of refreshments, lunch,
dinner, cocktails and excursions.

Schedule of Key Dates

Deadline for submission of paper abstracts: December 25, 2008.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance by December 30, 2008.
Deadline for submission of full paper texts: January 30, 2009
Conference: March 17-19, 2009.

If you have any questions related to the conference, please do not
hesitate to contact the conference organizers by e-mail at

International Conference on Central Eurasian Studies: Past, Present and
Center for Eurasian Studies, Maltepe University (CESMU)
Address: Marmara Eğitim Köyü
Maltepe/ Ä°stanbul 34857
Telephone: +90 216 626 10 50 / ext. 1841 or ext. 1849
Fax: +90 216 626 10 99
The conference website:

Organizing Committee
Assistant Professor, Dr. Güljanat Kurmangaliyeva Ercilasun, Maltepe
University, Turkey
Professor Hisao Komatsu, University of Tokyo, Islamic Area Studies, Japan
Associate Professor, Dr. Timur Dadabaev, University of Tsukuba, Japan

1. The author of the paper

2. Institutional affiliation and title/position:

3. Contact information
Postal address:
Telephone numbers:
Fax number:

4. Brief Curriculum Vitae (max. 1 page):
5. Title of paper:
6. Abstract of the paper (max. 300 words):
7. Requests for any audio-visual equipment requests:

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