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.
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”
Sochi One Year On: Workshop on the Aftermath of the Winter Olympics of 2014
Malmö, Sweden, 12-13 February 2015
Organizers: Bo Petersson & Karina Vamling, Malmö University
Venue: Malmö City Museum, Linnaeus Room
Thursday 12 February Alexandra Yatsyk (Kazan/Tartu): Abrading Russia’s sovereignty: from Sochi 2014 to the World Cup 2018
Martin Müller (Zürich): Value for money? Costs and benefits of the most expensive Games ever
Lars Funch Hansen (Copenhagen): Impressions after two field-visits to the Sochi Black Sea coast during 2014: Circassians and ethno-tourism
Friday, 13 February Bo Petersson & Karina Vamling (Malmö): Fifteen Minutes Long Gone: The Circassians after Sochi
Sergei Akopov (St. Petersburg): Sochi-2014: how Olympics became a magnifier and source of competing symbolic politics
(Funding: Åke Wiberg Foundation and Malmö University)
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
On the basis of research from his recently defended doctoral dissertation The Circassian Revival: a quest for recognition at the Dept. of Crosscultural and Regional Studies, Copenhagen University, PhD Lars Funch Hansen will give the seminar:The Role of Digital Diaspora in the Circassian Revival.
When: December 3, 16.15-17.30 (Swedish time)
Where: Malmö University Campus, “Kranen” studio
Online participation: send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Zaal Kikvidze, Chikobava Institute of Linguistics, Tbilisi Javakhishvili State University, Georgia (http://www.tsu.edu.ge/en/). Title of the seminar – “Language Names: Terminology and Ideology”.
At our third webseminar this semester Märta-Lisa Magnusson – based on a paper presented at the international conference “De-facto Entities in the Post-Soviet Space: Dynamics and Prospects”, Sevan, Armenia, Sept. 4-5 – will discuss the different outcome in terms of political status obtained by post-Soviet Abkhazia, Chechnya, Nagorno-Karabakh and South Ossetia.
The web-seminar on October 22 starts at 16.15 (Studio at Kranen). Welcome!
Prof. Zaal Kikvidze, Chikobava Institute, Tbilisi State University (Georgia): Alphabet Shift in the Caucasus: Motivations and Implications. Visiting lecturer Aytan Sadigova, Azerbaijan Technical University, Baku (Azerbaijan), discusses Alphabet shifts in Azerbaijan.
When? October 1, 16.00–ca 17.30.
Where? Kranen studio
You will be able to follow the seminar on video at the course site. Join us on skype caucasusstudies, where you will be able to pose questions to the lecturers.
Participation on campus
Students and staff in Malmö/Lund are welcome to attend the web seminar at Malmö University campus. We will meet at the entrance to “Kranen” at 15.45 and go to the studio together.
How to get there: Walk from the Central station or take bus no 5 (stop Ubåtshallen, 5 stops from the railway station).
Alexandre Kukhianidze is professor in political science of Tbilisi State University, Georgia. His visit to Malmö University and Caucasus Studies at the Faculty of Culture and Society is funded by a Linneaus-Palme grant.
Professor Kukhianidze has been a frequest visitor to Caucasus Studies in Malmö and this time he stays for three weeks (September 1–23).
During his visit he has given the web/campus seminar: Georgia after the Soviet collapse. What is Georgia today?