Circassian organisations and research materials were showcased in the poster presentations at the conference Circassians in the 21st century: Identity and Survival – in the homeland and diaspora, hosted by the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR), Malmö University, November 23-24.
Circassian Women Solidarity Association in Turkey – Gunsel Avci & Didem Baş Bilge
Circassian Culture Association of Nuremberg Germany – Faidi Mahmoud Barsbai
Book presentation: Circassia Born to be Free – Adel Bashqawi (not present)
Federation of Caucasian Associations (Kaffed) – Ufuk Çevik
Circassian Cultural Centre, Tbilisi, Georgia – Merab Chukhua
The Association for the Study of EthnoGeoPolitics – Caspar ten Dam
Circassian Charity Association in Jordan – Zuhdi Janbej Janbek
Circassian Repatriation Organization – Basel Katt & Tina Abzakh
Caucasus Studies at Center for East European Studies, Warsaw – Hamed Kazemzadeh
Archive materials – Walter Richmond
Circassian Congress and Circassian Union – Avraham Shmulevich
(Photos: Elnur Aliyev & Karina Vamling)
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)
Organiser of the event, Elnur Aliyev, PhD Candidate
Ingrid Tersman (left), Sweden’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan, opened the exhibition. Prof. Karina Vamling (right)
Dean Rebecka Lettevall and Ambassador Ingrid Tersman
On May 23 a photo exhibition about the North Caucasian minority the Budukhs opened at Caucasus Studies & RUCARR, Malmö University. The exhibition includes photos by three photographers: Zaur Mirzayev, Taleh Valehov, Elnur Aliyev. It was opened by Ingrid Tersman, Sweden’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan and also chairmaan of the Advisory board of the research platform “Russia and the Caucasus regional research (RUCARR).
In connection with the photo exhibition the film project “Homeland” about the Budukhs was shown, created by Orkhan Hajiyev.
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
The afternoon will start with the opening of a photo exhibition and short documentary film about the Budukhs, a Dagestani minority group in northern Azerbaijan. Organiser: Elnur Aliyev.
14.15 – Mahama Tawat: “What’s new in the Russian academic landscape? Insights from Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow”
Mahama Tawat is an Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Administration at the Higher School of Economics, Moscow. He is also a research associate at the Malmö Institute for the Study of Migration, Diversity and Welfare, Malmö University, Sweden
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.
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