GEORGIAN STUDIES CONFERENCE 2017

Date

Tue, 07/02/2017 - 14:00
Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony's College

Convenor

Prof Dan Healey (St Antony's, Director of REES)

Speaker(s)

H.E.Ambassador Tamar Beruchashvili, Dr Giga Zedania (Rector, Ilia State University), Professor Margaret MacMillan (Warden, St Antony’s College)

with

H.E.Ambassador Tamar Beruchashvili

Dr Giga Zedania (Rector, Ilia State University)

Professor Margaret MacMillan (Warden, St Antony’s College)

 

The Georgian Programme of REES is supported by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation.

                       

GEORGIAN STUDIES PROGRAMME LAUNCH CONFERENCE: Tuesday 7 February 2017

Nissan Lecture Theatre, St Antony’s College, Oxford

 

14.00 Welcome from Warden

14.05 Greetings from Ambassador

14.10 Introduction from REES Director

 

14.15 – 15.15 Georgian Studies at Oxford

Short presentations from Nikoloz Aleksizdze (TORCH, Cult of Saints project); and Gillian Evison (Bodleian Oriental Collections), followed by Q&A

 

15.30- 17.00 Histories of Georgia

15 mins per presentation plus time for Q&A

Irina Demetradze: Rome in the Caucasus: New Light on the Roman Impact on Iberian Society

Irina Giviashvili, Art and Architecture of ‘The Kingdom of Georgia’ in the Tenth and Eleventh Centuries

Irma Karaulashvili: Georgian Narrative Sources and Identity Formation

 

17.00-17.30 Coffee and tea (The Buttery, St Antony's)

 

17.30-19.00 Georgia in Contemporary Focus: Round Table

Nutsa Batiashvili; Jonathan Wheatley; Giga Zedania: comments on contemporary Georgia, society, politics, and modernity

 

19.00: Conference concludes.

             

Please address any enquiries to: alexia.lewis@area.ox.ac.uk