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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 […]

Center for Caucasus Studies at Øresund University

In November 2005, the founding meeting of Center for Caucasus Studies at Øresund University, was opened by Bengt Streiffert, chairman of Øresund University. “Caucasus Studies – a jewel in our crown”, he said during the opening speech. Center for Caucasus Studies at Øresund University was a joint platform […]

First Caucasus Studies conference in Malmö 2005

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 […]