Category: Archive

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 […]

Leuville Estate 1988

It was a memorable meeting with the Georgian emigré community at the Leuville Estate south of Paris and an honor to talk with representatives in exile of the First Democratic Republic of Georgia. I visited Leuville together with colleagues at the Caucasian Colloquium that was held in Paris […]

1 May 1987 in Tbilisi

The last Soviet style celebration of the 1st of May in Tbilisi was held in 1987. At Tbilisi University red banners and placards were being prepared for the university’s representatives in the march and the main building was decorated with flags of the 15 union republics and a […]

9 April 1990

Remembering the first anniversary of the 9 April tragedy. One year earlier the Soviet army had brutally dispersed a peaceful anti-Soviet demonstration in front of the Parliament of the Georgian SSR, killing 20 demonstrators. Only two years later, on April 9 1991, the Republic of Georgia declared the […]