Natallia Paulovich, PhD candidate at the Polish Academy of Sciences, presents her dissertation work:
Women’s position in the context of sociocultural changes in Western Georgia. Perspective of the anthropology of food.
Natallia is currently on a research visit to Caucasus Studies at Malmö University, funded by a scholarship from the Swedish Institute.
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.
Link to the lecture
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.
On May 4-6 the workshop Lexical and typological diversity in Caucasian languages. Methods and models for coding of big data was held at Linguistics (Center for Language and Literature, Lund University) and Caucasus Studies (Dept. of Language and Linguistics. Malmö University), as a part of research cooperation within the project LUNDIC – Lund Digital Atlas of Language and Culture (http://project2.sol.lu.se/lundic/). Project leader: Gerd Carling, Lund University.
Invited participants: Prof. Merab Chukhua, Tbilisi State University and Circassian Cultural Center, Georgia; Prof. Madzhid Khalilov, Institute of Language, Literature and Art, Dagestan branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Makhachkala, Russian Federation; Prof. Nadezda Alipulatova, Faculty of Foreign Languages Dagestan State Pedagogical University, Makhachkala, Russian Federation; Dr. Leila Avidzba, Scientific Research Center of Georgian-Abkhazian Relationships, Tbilisi State University, Georgia; Dr. Zarina Molochieva, Institute for Media, Language and Culture, Regensburg University, Germany.
Organisers: Gerd Carling (Lund University), Karina Vamling (Malmö University), Maka Tetradze (Malmö University)
Web/campus seminar at Caucasus Studies, Malmö University: March 11
2015. George Mchedlishvili, Associate prof. of University of Georgia, gave a presentation at our web seminar on March 11, 16.15, on the topic “Current political dynamics in the South Caucasus”
Watch the first part of the seminar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aZxagU9n3Zc
PhD candidate Maka Tetradze, Tbilisi State University & Eminence Erasmus Mundus exchange PhD candidate at Malmö University, outlines her findings on loanword typology on the basis of data collected on the Lezgian language (Northeast Caucasian, Dagestan languages).
When? December 10, 10.15
Where? Malmö University, Gäddan8, Citadellsvägen 7