Visiting University of Kabardino-Balkaria in Nalchik

Warmest thanks to staff and students at University of Kabardino-Balkaria for sharing so much interesting information about Kabardian and Balkar culture – including some performances in Kabardian/East Circassian: University of Kabardino-Balkaria (KBSU) is one of the major universities in Russian North Caucasus and the State University of the […]

Conference in Nalchik for Prof. M.A. Kumakhov

I was invited to the memorial conference “Caucasian Philology – Perspectives and History” that was organised in Nalchik on October 19 on the occasion of Prof. M.A. Kumakhov’s 90th birthday. So many former colleagues and friends gathered at the meeting organized by the Institute of Studies in the […]

Kartvelological Congress at the Georgian Academy of Sciences

On September 26-29 the Georgian Academy of Sciences organized the II International Kartvelological Congress, celebrating ‘100 years of Tbilisi State University’, with sections on language, history, archeology, literature, art etc. It was opened by the President of the Academy Giorgi Kvesitadze, Academician, Prof. Roin Metreveli, Rector of Tbilisi […]

Linguistics & Caucasus Studies meeting

So good to see so many colleagues gathering at the 10th floor for Elnur’s presentation on Budukh – both from Linguisitcs at Lund University and from Malmö Caucasus Studies – spanning over Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan. We will miss Elnur, who is returning soon to Georgia, but look […]

Tbilisi University – 100 years Anniversary

Tbilisi State University, named after Ivane Javakhishvili, one of its founders, celebrated its 100th anniversary. 7-9 February 2018. The establishment of a Georgian national university in 1918 during the short period of independence after the Russian revolution and before the Bolshevik takeover was of huge importance for the […]

Circassian conference in Malmö, 2017

The conference Circassians in the 21st century: Identity and Survival – in the homeland and diaspora was hosted by Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR) and the Section for Caucasus Studies, Malmö University, November 23-24 2017. Thank you to all presenters and other participants! Special thanks to […]

Malmö Conference on Linguistic Dominance and Inequality, 2017

  The conference Linguistic dominance and inequality was hosted by the Department of Language and Linguistics, Malmö University, November 15-16, 2017, and attracted many interesting national and international researchers in the fields: (Programme & Abstracts.  Co-organizers Maria Wiktorsson, Teresa Tomasevic and Karina Vamling. Many societies today are increasingly […]