4th Annual RUCARR Conference in Malmö

As always, it was a pleasure to invite and to meet colleagues with a special research interest in the region at the Fourth Annual Conference of the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR), which was held at Malmö University on November 21-22. The conference focused […]

Celebrating Academician Thomas Gamkrelidze

On October 23, 2019, the Academy of Sciences of Georgia celebrated the 90th birthday of the world renowned linguist, Academician Thomas Gamkrelidze, former Chairman of the Academy, with congratulatory addresses and the presentation of a Festschrift on the occasion of his 90th birthday.

Caucasian literary festival in Anaklia

The International Caucasian literary festival Anaklia-2019 is a unique event with almost the entire Caucasus represented. It’s an event that goes beyond political borders. Organizing this festival, the Circassian Cultural Center, continues its active work in protecting the cultural heritage of the Caucasus, which was reflected in the […]

Project meeting in Odessa

The capacity building project New Horizons of Internationalization builds on collaboration between the universities Alecu Russo State University of Bălţi, Moldova, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Malmö University, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University and Yerevan State University. The project is funded by the Swedish Institute. Project teams from […]

2018

2018 has been a year of many experiences and events. Thank you, all friends and colleagues that I have shared it with. I would like to wish all a great New Year 2019! 2018 has been a year of unusually many conferences and meetings, celebrations of “круглые даты”.  […]

Visiting University of Kabardino-Balkaria in Nalchik

Warmest thanks to staff and students at University of Kabardino-Balkaria for sharing so much interesting information about Kabardian and Balkar culture – including some performances in Kabardian/East Circassian: University of Kabardino-Balkaria (KBSU) is one of the major universities in Russian North Caucasus and the State University of the […]

Conference in Nalchik for Prof. M.A. Kumakhov

I was invited to the memorial conference “Caucasian Philology – Perspectives and History” that was organised in Nalchik on October 19 on the occasion of Prof. M.A. Kumakhov’s 90th birthday. So many former colleagues and friends gathered at the meeting organized by the Institute of Studies in the […]

Kartvelological Congress at the Georgian Academy of Sciences

On September 26-29 the Georgian Academy of Sciences organized the II International Kartvelological Congress, celebrating ‘100 years of Tbilisi State University’, with sections on language, history, archeology, literature, art etc. It was opened by the President of the Academy Giorgi Kvesitadze, Academician, Prof. Roin Metreveli, Rector of Tbilisi […]