Award for contributions to the Georgian language abroad

At the annual event “Georgian Brand Day” creative and innovative persons and organisations were awarded for their contributions to the development of Georgia and Georgian society in entrepreneurship, culture, design, media and research. It was a great honour to receive an award for my contributions to Caucasology and […]

Linguistic diversity quiz

It was fun to contribute with a quiz on linguistic diversity in the world and in the Greater Malmö area for the daily newspaper Sydsvenskan (2021-10-09). The database Ethnologue is an excellent source for general data on the topic. Data on the linguistic diversity of Malmö is harder […]

Georgiska – new e-publication

It’s a milestone that our online Georgian course has been running for 20 years! We started at Lund University in 2001 and a couple of years later the course moved to Malmö University. It has been amazing to see all the Swedish and international students following the course. […]

Work in progress on fieldwork in the Caucasus

Working with co-editor Dr.  Märta-Lisa Magnusson on our book project based on fieldwork in the Caucasus in the years shortly before and following the collapse of the Soviet Union. This year 30 years have passed since the South Caucasian republics became independent states! Swedish and Danish researchers contributing […]

Georgian online at Netlearning 2006

A joint presentation together with Manana Kobaidze of our online course Georgian language and culture at the conference Netlearning 2006 , organized at Blekinge Institute of Technology (link) in Ronneby. It was an inspiring event with pedagogical and theoretical perspectives on e-learning and demonstrations of the latest online […]

Festschrift: Language and Society in the Caucasus

What an unforgettable surprise at our zoom seminar on May 25 – to be presented with a festschrift! Feeling so honored and thankful to my dear colleagues who initiated this and contributed to this exciting book (Read Festschrift: Language and Society in the Caucasus) (Universus Academic Press). My […]

April 9 seminar

Today on April 9, it was my pleasure to chair a seminar at the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Research (RUCARR), devoted to the process of restoration of Georgia’s statehood. The presentation by Prof Merab Chukhua was spanning from the tragic events of April 9 1989, when […]

Academician Tamaz Gamkrelidze

The distinguished and well-known Georgian linguist, Academician Tamaz Gamkrelidze, is no longer with us, he passed away on February 10, 2021, at the age of 91. Prof. Gamkrelidze’s fundamental work will continue to inspire many generations of linguists. Among his many publications the two-volume work “Indo-European and Indo-Europeans” […]

2020

Leaving 2020 behind us, I wish all friends and colleagues a brighter and happier year to come! When we returned to Sweden in the beginning of January (2020) from our New Year’s visit to Georgia, little did we know that this would be our last trip for many […]