The Second Annual RUCARR conference was hosted by the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR) at the Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University, November 22-23, 2017. The specific focus of the event was on ethnicity, ethnic conflict, and nationalism issues, with keynote speaker Dr. Paul Goode of Bath University. The conference included the panel discussion “New authoritarian tendencies in Europe and Eurasia?” (co-organiser: Europe Direct)
Read more: http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/research/secondannualconference/
(Photos: Elnur Aliyev, Karina Vamling)
“Geobranding and the Institutionalisation of Geographical Identity” was the title of Dr. Lars Funch Hansen’s paper at the recent conference in Kutaisi:
Geography in the Global Context: Achievements and Challenges.
The conference was organized by Akaki Tsereteli State University, Department of Geography, in partnership with Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Direction of Human Geography,
Kutaisi, 2-3 June, 2017.
Ambassador of Georgia to Sweden, Malkhaz Kakabadze, gave the presentation: “26 Year of the Independence of Georgia and 25 Year of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Georgia and Sweden” during his visit to Malmö University.
When: May 17, 11.00–12.00
Where: room 0826
Giorgi Omsarashvili (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Caucasus studies): Militant Jihadist movements in the North Caucasus
Discussant: Niklas Bernsand, Coordinator at Centre for European Studies, Lund University
Elnur Aliyev (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Humanities, Institute of Caucasus studies):
Trilingual Electronic Dictionary (Kryz-Azerbaijani-English)
Discussant: Prof. Jean Hudson, SPS, Malmö University
Agil Valiyev (Odlar Yurdu University, Faculty of International Relations, Economics and Social Sciences, Department of International Relations): Cultural Diplomacy of Azerbaijan
Discussant: Prof. Bo Petersson, RUCARR/GPS
Tinatin Gvenetadze (Tbilisi State University, Department of Sociology): Female Labour Migration: Socio-Economic Impacts on Migrant’s Families in Georgia.
When: May 16, 10-14.30
Where: Niagara C0929
Special thanks for insightful comments by Ambassador Malkhaz Kakabadze, who also took active part in the workshop.
Welcome to a web & campus seminar on February 28, 3.30 pm (Swedish time) with 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.
3.30 pm (Swedish time)
Campus seminar – Niagara building C0502. http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/about/visit-us/
Web seminar – for Malmö University students & staff: LIVE Lecture & live chat
Follow the seminar online at: http://blogg.mah.se/caucasusstudies/video/
Prof. Kerstin Tham, Vice-Chancellor of Malmö University.
Ambassador Ingrid Tersman, Swedish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Chair of RUCARR Advisory Board.
RUCARR Co-directors, Prof. Bo Petersson and Prof. Karina Vamling
Keynote1 – Prof. Vladmir Gel’man (European University at Saint-Petersburg & University of Helsinki): Authoritarian Russia: Analyzing Post-Soviet Regime Changes.
Discussant: Dr. Carolina Vendil Pallin (Swedish Defence Research Agency, Stockholm)
Keynote 2 – Prof. Stephen Jones (Mount Holyoke College, Massachusetts): Can the South Caucasian States Break with their Past?
Discussant: Senior lecturer, Dr. Märta-Lisa Magnusson (Malmö University)
Roundtable discussion – Authoritarianisms Past and Present: What Prospects Ahead?
Prof. Vladmir Gel’man, Prof. Stephen Jones, Dr. Märta-Lisa Magnusson, Dr. Carolina Vendil Pallin, Dr. Jeremy Morris (Aarhus University), Dr. Derek Hutcheson (Malmö University) and others. Moderator is Dr. Katrine Gotfredsen (Malmö University).
A workshop was held on November 24-25 at the Section for Caucasus Studies, with support from the research platform RUCARR. The focus of the workshop was to discuss perspectives on fieldwork in the Caucasus during the period shortly before and after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Participants in the workshop were Lars Funch Hansen, Helen Krag, Märta-Lisa Magnusson, Søren Theisen and Karina Vamling, who all conducted research in different parts of the Caucasus during this period of transition (Ib Faurby and Vibeke Sperling were not present at the workshop)..