In 1989 I defended my PhD thesis: Complementation in Georgian at the Department of Linguistics, Lund University, My opponent was Prof. Winfied Boeder from Oldenburg University, and my supervisor Prof. Bengt Sigurd and Georgian co-supervisor Prof. Nani Chanishvili.
Read the dissertation here.
According to the tradition, the Department’s own band Stämbandet with Bengt Sigurd playing the violin together with other members of staff on other instruments performed a specially selected song for the event. In my case it was “Georgian on our minds” – in a special arrangement and new lyrics:
As this was long before smart phone days, no video recording remains. Some photos were made during the performance of the Stämbandet, of Irakli K. playing the guitar and from the dissertation supra. Flags of independent Georgia were very unusual in 1989 – still during Soviet times.