Web/campus seminar “Circassian refugees from Syria” on March 29. Introduction by Dr. Lars Funch Hansen, Section for Caucasus Studies.
Presentation by Sola-Samar Zakaria, herself a recent refugee from Syria, followed by discussion with participation of representatives from the new Circassian diaspora in Sweden.
When: 15.15, March 29
Where: Studio on the 5th floor, C0502 (Niagara)
Most of the Circassians in North Caucasus were displaced to the Ottoman Empire in the 1860s, following the Russian military expansion in the Caucasus. The largest Circassian diaspora is found in Turkey, but large groups live in many courtries of the Middle East. Before the war, an estimated 100,000 Circassians lived in Syria. Today, many Circassians have been displaced once more and have found refuge in different countries, including Sweden
Caucasus Studies web & campus seminar on February 28, 3.30 pm (Swedish time) presents Dr. David Matsaberidze, who will give a paper on the topic: “Pro-Western and Pro-Russian Tendencies in Georgia’s Foreign Policy”
David Matsaberidze is Assistant professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Social and Political Science, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.
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.
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
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”
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
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).