Category: Archive

May 21, 1864

This day is the Circassian Day of Remembrance and Mourning, when Circassians in many countries around the world gather to commemorate May 21, 1864, that marks the end of the Russo-Caucasian war and the Circassians’ fierce struggle since the end of the 18th century to defend their lands […]

Ukrainian colleagues and friends!

Dear Ukrainian colleagues and friends! Our thoughts are constantly with you in Odessa and in other parts of the Ukraine in this terrifying situation of aggression that we are witnessing now in Ukraine, when the existence of so much that we value highly is severely threatened. We look […]

2021

This year has been a year when I have looked back in time. In two publications I have returned to Georgia in 1988 and the last Soviet years. Together with Märta-Lisa Magnusson and other colleagues we published the anthology “Vi såg sammanbrottet” (We witnessed the break-up – Six […]

Quiz on the fall of the Soviet Union

It was fun to make a new “Saturday quiz” for the daily newspaper Sydsvenskan. The topic of the quiz this time was the Soviet Union, and more specifically, the fall of the Soviet Union, now 30 years ago. I wrote the quiz together with my colleague Prof. Bo […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]