The first Caucasus Studies conference at Malmö University was held – now fifteen years ago – on June 17-19, 2005, on the topic Language, History and Cultural Identities in the Caucasus. Co-organisers were Karina Vamling, Märta-Lisa Magnusson, Jean Hudson and Revaz Tchantouria.
Invited keynote speaker Kevin Tuite gave the paper “The Autocrat of the Banquet Table: the political and social significance of the Georgian supra”, published in the volume Caucasus Studies 2, with a selection of papers from the conference (contents, see below), http://muep.mau.se/handle/2043/125
Kevin Tuite: The Autocrat of the Banquet Table: the political and social significance of the Georgian supra
Andrea Kuzmich: Continuity of a Tradition: A Survey of the Performance Practices of Traditional Polyphonic Songs in Tbilisi
Marine Beridze and Manana Kobaidze: An Attempt to Create an Ethnic Group: Identity Change Dynamics of Muslimized Meskhetians
Tinatin Bolkvadze: The Georgian Language and Cultural Identity in Old Georgia: An Examination of Some Conceptual Foundations
Manana Tabidze: The Modern Language Situation in Georgia: Issues Regarding the Linguistic Affiliation of the Population
Karina Vamling and Revaz Tchantouria: Language Use and Attitudes among Megrelians in Georgia
Rune Westerlund: The Present-day Situation of the Minority Ethno-Linguistic Peoples within the Avaric Region in the Republic of Dagestan
Ib Faurby: Human Rights, Terrorism, and the Destruction of Chechnya
Märta-Lisa Magnusson: Why No Settlement in the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict? – Which are the obstacles to a negotiated solution?
Nino Amiridze: Discrepancies between Form and Meaning: Reanalyzing Wish Formulae in Georgian
Kojima Yasuhiro: Two Types of Relative Clauses in Modern Georgian