Language, History and Cultural Identities in the Caucasus

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Sat Mar 12 16:26:25 UTC 2005

Language, History and Cultural Identities in the Caucasus

Date: 17-Jun-2005 - 20-Jun-2005
Location: Malmoe, Sweden
Contact Person: Revaz Tchantouria
Meeting Email:
Web Site:

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2005

The conference 'Language, History and Cultural identities in the Caucasus'
will be hosted by the Language Department at the School of International
Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER), Malmoe University (Sweden) in June
17-20, 2005. We welcome both multidisciplinary papers in the area of
language, history and cultural identities in the Caucasus, and more
narrowly focused papers in any of these disciplines.

Invited speakers include:

Kevin Tuite (Dept. of Anthropology, Montreal University, Canada)
Mukhadin Kumakhov (Dept. of Comparative Linguistics, Institute of
Linguistics, Moscow, Russia
Zara Kumakhova (Dept. of Caucasian languages, Institute of Linguistics,
Moscow, Russia)
Gucha Kvaratskhelia (Chikobava Institute of Linguistics, Tbilisi, Georgia)
Giorgi Kipiani (Dept. of Social Psychology, Institute of Psychology,
Tbilisi, Georgia)
Helen Krag (Minority Studies, Copenhagen Univ., Denmark)
Manana Tabidze (Chikobava Institute of Linguistics, Tbilisi, Georgia)
Marta-Lisa Magnusson (Dept. of Political Science, Copenhagen University,
Zaal Kikvidze (Dept. of Kartvelian languages, Kutaisi University, Georgia)

Organizing committee at IMER, Malmoe University:
Karina Vamling
Manana Kock Kobaidze
Revaz Tchantouria

The abstract, not exceeding one page, is to be sent as an attached
Word-file to by April 15 2005 (notification
of acceptance by April 25). English is the main conference language, but
we would also like to have the abstract in translation into either
Georgian or Russian. Those wishing to take part in the conference are
kindly requested to send a registration form no later than May 20, 2005
(conference fee: 45 EUR, students 30 EUR). Arrival day and registration:
June 17, departure day June 20.

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