Conference – Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic Way

IMG_0562Prof. Karina Vamling (Malmö University) attended the conference Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic Way, organised by Georgia’s Euro-Atlantic Forum IMG_0546 (1)at Nato Liason Office Georgia on April 19, 2016.

One of the speakes at the one-day conference was Laura Thornton, senior director at National Democratic Institute (NDI), who presented results from the recent public opinion poll in Georgia that notes high support for Nato and EU (

IMG_0542The conference was attended by politicians, diplomats and researches. Among the participants – to the left: Professors Valentina Teosa (Moldova State University, Interntional Relations Department), Karina Vamling and Alexandre Kukhianidze (Tbilisi State University, Department of Political Science).


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.


International Kartvelological Congress

The International Kartvelological Congress was held in Tbilisi on November 10-14, 2015. It was organized by the Georgian Acacemy of Sciences, Tbilisi State University and the Georgian Patriarchate.

Prof Karina Vamling, Caucasus Studies (Malmö University) participated with the paper “These wine wells are just as good as the old Goths’ vats of mead” – historic-ethnographical materials on Georgia in early Swedish newspapers.


1st International CUA Conference on Endangered Languages

img389Professor Karina Vamling participates in the 1st International Caucasus University Association (CUA) Conference on Endangered Languages, organized in Ardahan, Turkey, by Caucasus University Association, Ardahan University. Dates: October 13-16, 2014.

The title of her paper is “Internet as a tool for language development and maintenance?”, where she discusses Megrelian as a case in point.

Read more:

The video below shows very short climpses from the different papers with a focus on languages of the Caucasus, presented at the conference.


De-facto Entities In the Post-Soviet Space: Dynamics and Prospects

defactoSenior lecturer Märta-Lisa Magnusson participates in the conference “De-facto Entities in the Post-Soviet Space: Dynamics and Prospects” (September 4-5, 2014) as an invited speaker. The title of her paper is De-facto States in the Context of the Current International Law and International Politics.

The conference is organized by Academic Swiss Caucasus Net, University of Fribourg, Switzerland) and Caucasus Institute, Yerevan, Armenia).

  • Conference program: link
  • Summaries and comments (in Russian): link
  • More information: link