Summer has begun and this means saying goodbye to our exchange PhD candidates: Maka Tetradze (from Tbilisi State University; Erasmus Mundus program) and Natallia Paulovich (from Polish Academy of Sciences; Swedish Institute scholarship program).
Here we are gathered on the rooftop garden of the faculty building Niagara. It has been great having you at the Section for Caucasus Studies!
Welcome to our Web/campus seminar at Caucasus Studies, Malmö University: March 8 2016. Hamed Kazemzadeh, Senior researcher at the Center for East European Studies at University of Warsaw, will give a presentation at our seminar at, 3.15 pm (Swedish time), on the topic Georgian and Circassian immigrants in Persia and their current situation.
Web/campus seminar at Caucasus Studies, Malmö University:
February 9, 2016 Märta-Lisa Magnusson, Senior lecturer, Caucasus Studies, MaH, gave a lecture on Conflict cases in Post Soviet Caucasus. Characteristics, Causes, Consequences and (possible) Conflict resolution.
We have an environment of competence on the Caucasus region on both sides of the Øresund strait between Denmark and Sweden that dates back for several decades. There are probably few regions where so many researchers were interested in the Caucasus at such an early date, long before the collapse of the Soviet Union – Ib Faurby, Helen Krag, Lars Funch Hansen, Märta-Lisa Magnusson, Vibeke Sperling, Søren Theisen, Karina Vamling, to mention some.
They conducted field research in the Caucasus already in the 1980s and 1990s, closely following the development in the region: the struggle for independence and democracy, through wars and ethnopolitical conflicts. In November 2005 the “Center for Caucasus Studies at Øresund University” was founded as a platform and research network (http://www.caucasusstudies.org/center/activities/founding-meeting-in-2005.html). On the basis of this collaboration the first Caucasus Studies courses were developed at Malmö University(https://youtu.be/-khXAXXP1jI).
Photos from the anniversary workshop and seminar on November 26, 2015.
Laz was in focus at today’s web & campus seminar on Caucasian languages in Turkey with visiting researcher Betul Emgin Cogal (Bilgi University, Istanbul). Betul has conducted field research with Laz communities in north-eastern Turkey.
Below – after the seminar: Staff, visiting researchers and some of our students at Caucasus Studies
Congratulations to Dr. Tamta Khalvashi, who has successfully defended her PhD dissertation at the Department of Anthropology, Copenhagen University (September 11, 2015). The title of the thesis is Peripheral Affects. Shame, Publics, and Performance on the Margins of the Republic of Georgia.
This was the third Caucasus-related doctoral dissertation in Copenhagen in three years, and we are very happy to note this growing competence and interest around the Caucasus in the Øresund region.
Dr. Katrine Gotfredsen (to the left) congratulates Tamta Khalvashi after the defense act.
A post-workshop seminar was held on May 12, where Maka Tetradze, Erasmus Mundus exchange PhD
Candidate, and Prof. Nadezda Alipulatova, Faculty of Foreign Languages Dagestan State Pedagogical University, Makhachkala, Russian Federation, discussed their findings and observations on cultural vocabulary in Lezgian. Prof. Alipulatova was invited as an expert on Lezgian and guest researcher by the Lundic project – Lund Atlas of Language and Culture.