Remembering the first anniversary of the 9 April tragedy (photos from my visit in 1990). 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, […]
Friends, family, colleagues, thank you all for 2019! Wishing all a good start on the New Year 2020 and the new decade with many memorable events and success in your endeavors – and, of course, good health! When looking back at 2019, this year will probably for me […]
At the annual event “Georgian Brand Day” creative and innovative persons and organisations were awarded for their contributions to the development of Georgia and Georgian society in entrepreneurship, culture, design, media and research. It was a great honour to receive an award for my contributions to Caucasology and […]
Three institutions organized the international conference Language and Modern Technologies in Tbilisi on December 15-17, 2019: Tbilisi State University, Sokhumi State University and Circassian Culture Center. The special theme this year was Issues of historical and etymological lexicography. Thank you so much for hosting this interesting meeting!
Visit to Yerevan State University on December 2-5, by Malmö University colleagues and partners from Batumi, Odessa and Balti in the framework of the SI project “New Horizons of Internationalization”. We were summing up this year’s work on how to strengthen and find new approaches to internationalization in […]
As always, it was a pleasure to invite and to meet colleagues with a special research interest in the region at the Fourth Annual Conference of the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR), which was held at Malmö University on November 21-22. The conference focused […]
On October 23, 2019, the Academy of Sciences of Georgia celebrated the 90th birthday of the world renowned linguist, Academician Thomas Gamkrelidze, former Chairman of the Academy, with congratulatory addresses and the presentation of a Festschrift on the occasion of his 90th birthday.
The International Caucasian literary festival Anaklia-2019 is a unique event with almost the entire Caucasus represented. It’s an event that goes beyond political borders. Organizing this festival, the Circassian Cultural Center, continues its active work in protecting the cultural heritage of the Caucasus, which was reflected in the […]
The capacity building project New Horizons of Internationalization builds on collaboration between the universities Alecu Russo State University of Bălţi, Moldova, Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University, Malmö University, Odessa I.I. Mechnikov National University and Yerevan State University. The project is funded by the Swedish Institute. Project teams from […]
2018 has been a year of many experiences and events. Thank you, all friends and colleagues that I have shared it with. I would like to wish all a great New Year 2019! 2018 has been a year of unusually many conferences and meetings, celebrations of “круглые даты”. […]