Circassian conference commemorating prof Giorgi Rogava’s 110th anniversary

An international conference dedicated to the 110th anniversary of Prof Giorgi Rogava was organised by the Circassian Cultural Center in Tbilisi on December 12-13 2015.  Prof Giorgi Rogava was an outstanding specialist on the Circassian language and the author of numerous works on this language. The theme of the conference was Issue of ethnic identity of Zichis/Jikis and Zichia/Jiketi in the history of Georgia (link). Read more about the opening of the conference, link.

Karina Vamling, Caucasus Studies, Malmö University, held a short opening speech and read the paper In Circassian captivity in  1845. From the Swedish doctor C.G. Fagergren’s memoirs.

Photos by Karina Vamling and Mariam Bezhitashvili.