Calendar

Fall 2021

September 24, 3-5 pm
— Prof. Karina Vamling, Dr. Manana Kobaidze and Dr. Revaz Tchantouria: Introduction – Georgian language online – 20 years

— Prof. Zaal Kikvidze (Arn. Chikobava Institute of Linguistics, Tbilisi State University): Address in Georgian: Language and Society through History. More info.

September 28, 3-5 pm – seminar (zoom)

Prof. Vello Pettai, University of Tartu: Foresight Scenarios on Populism: Imagining Central and Eastern European Politics in 2030

October 1, 1.15-3.00 pm Zoom (sign-up here)
Prof. Tinatin Bolkvadze, Tbilisi State University & State Language Department: The language situation in multilingual Georgia

October 8, 1.15-3.00 pm (Sign-up here, zoom)
— Opening of Georgian Art Exhibition

— Denis Keefe (CMG, Director National Security Faculty, Royal College of Defence Studies, London): 
A Diplomat in Georgia (Sign-up here, zoom)

October 19 – seminar (zoom)
Dr. Nino Antadze (University of Prince Edward Island): The role of traditional rituals in resisting energy injustice: The case of hydropower developments in Svaneti, Georgia. October 19, 3.15 pm (zoom)
https://rucarr.mau.se/2021/09/09/seminar-with-dr-nino-antadze-october-19/

October 22, 3-5 pm (Sign-up here)
Kristian Carlsson, publisher, writer and translator; Tamara Tchikovani, translator, Manana Kock Kobaidze, lecturer, translator and writer and Hanna Sandborgh, PhD Candidate at Tbilisi State University: 
Roundtable: Georgian literature in Sweden – Swedish literature in Georgia. (in Swedish)

November 5, 3-5 pm (Sign-up here)
Prof Kevin Tuite, University of Montréal, Dept of Anthropology: 
Banqueting as an extreme sport: Agonism and the Georgian supra.

Spring 2021

February 9 – seminar (zoom)
Dr. Tornike Metreveli (Postdoctoral Researcher on Christianity, Nationalism, and Populism in Lund University) presents his new book Orthodox Christianity and the Politics of Transition: Ukraine, Serbia and Georgia (Routledge, 2021). 15.15–17.00
https://rucarr.mau.se/2021/02/04/seminar-with-tornike-metreveli/

March 16 – seminar (zoom)
Prof. Marlene Laruelle, George Washington University,  will present and discuss her latest book Is Russia fascist? Unraveling propaganda East West.
When: March 16, 15.15–17.00 (Swedish time)
Where: Zoom, Sign up here
https://rucarr.mau.se/2021/03/03/seminar-with-prof-marlene-laruelle-march-16/

April 6 – panel (zoom)
Strategies for legitimation and political succession in Eurasia
When: April 6, 3-5 pm
Where: zoom
https://rucarr.mau.se/2021/03/24/panel-april-6-strategies-for-legitimation-and-political-succession-in-eurasia/

April 9 – seminar (zoom)
The process of restoration of Georgia’s statehood
When: April 9, 1.15-3 pm
Where: zoom
https://mau-se.zoom.us/j/67181993028?pwd=QlRDMU9tRVlOWEFBOG11QzhOMHFzZz09

April 12 – seminar (zoom)
Dr. Peter Eltsov (National Defense University, Washington): The Long Telegram 2.0: A Neo-Kennanite Approach to Russia
https://rucarr.mau.se/2021/02/22/seminar-with-dr-peter-eltsov/

April 20 – seminar (zoom)
Dr. Erica Marat (National Defense University, Washington): The Politics of Police Reform: Society against the State in Post-Soviet Countries.
When: April 20, 3.15-5 pm
Where: zoom

https://rucarr.mau.se/2021/04/13/seminar-with-erica-marat-the-politics-of-police-reform/

May 18 – seminar (zoom)
Igor Istomin, Associate Professor, MGIMO University and Davis Senior Fellow, Harvard University: Limits of Commitment: Responses of Junior Allies to Hegemonic Entrapment. When: 3.15-5.oo (CET).
https://rucarr.mau.se/2021/04/26/rucarr-seminar-with-dr-igor-istomin/

May 25 – seminar (zoom)
Prof. Dr. Oliver Reisner (School of Arts & Sciences, Jean Monnet Chair, European & Caucasian Studies, Ilia State University, Tbilisi)
will discuss the history Caucasian studies in the 19th and early 20th. When: 3.15-5.oo (CET).
https://rucarr.mau.se/2021/04/27/seminar-on-the-history-of-caucasian-studies-with-prof-oliver-reisner/

June 8 – seminar (zoom)
Journalisten och författaren Kalle Kniivilä presenterar i samtal med Bo Petersson (RUCARR) sin bok Putins värsta fiende : Aleksej Navalnyj och hans anhängare. Boken utkommer den 7 juni på bokförlaget Atlas.
Tisdag 8 juni, 15:00 – 16:30  (på svenska / in Swedish)
https://rucarr.mau.se/2021/05/20/bokpresentation-med-kalle-kniivila/

 

Fall 2020

September 15 – RUCARR roundtable discussion on the situation in Belarus
Participants: Dr. Sofie Bedford (Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University), Prof. Aleh Cherp (IIIEE, Lund University), PhD Natallia Paulovich (independent reseacher, Warsaw), Martin Uggla (Chairman Östgruppen). Moderator: Prof. Bo Petersson (RUCARR, Malmö University)
When : September 15, 15.15–17.00 (zoom)
https://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2020/09/02/roundtable-discussion-on-belarus/

September 29 – RUCARR seminar
Dr. Kristian Steiner & Khalil Mutallimzada: Uncertainty and Extremism among Ukrainian Right-Wing Fighters. Discussant: Niklas Bernsand (Lund University)
When: September 29, 15.15–17.00
Where: Zoom – Registration: rucarr@mau.se

October 6 – RUCARR seminar
Dr. Lincoln Mitchell (affiliated to Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University): “The Caucasus in the Post-Covid Multi-Polar World”
3-5 pm (zoom)

October 26 – RUCARR seminar
Prof. Stephen Jones, Mount Holyoke College (US) will give a seminar on his current research on the First Democratic Republic of Georgia (1918-21) and its significance to the history of European social democracy.
3.15-5.00 pm

November 9
10.00-11.00 am: Panel discussion Security in the South Caucasus, (Zoom, in Swedish/Norwegian).
Program and registration:
https://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2020/10/28/sakerhetspolitik-i-sydkaukasien/

November 10
1.00-3.00 pm: Putin’s “constitutional coup”: context and implications
3.30-5.30 pm: The parliamentary elections in Georgia – New challenges for Stability and democracy
Program and registration (Zoom, in English):
 
December 1
Putin och Rysslands rebeller – Seminarium med författarna till två nya böcker om Ryssland: böcker om Ryssland: Hans-Wilhelm Steinfelds ”Putin” och Geir Flikkes ”Ruslands rebeller”. Kommentarer av Carolina Vendil Pallin, forskningsledare, Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut, FOI.
1 december, 15.15-17.00. Zoom.

December 8 – webinar
Nagorno-Karabakh: from status quo towards final resolution
Prof. Gerard Jirair Libaridian, professor (emeritus) of history at the University of Michigan, former advisor to the first President of the Republic of Armenia on foreign and security policies. Dr. Philip Gamaghelyan, assistant professor at the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, University of San Diego. Dr. Kamal Makili-Aliyev, senior lecturer at the Department of Global Political Studies, Malmö University, affiliated researcher at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. Mr. Zaur Shiriyev, International Crisis Group’s Analyst for South Caucasus, former Academy Associate with the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. Moderator: Dr. Julie A. George, Associate professor at the Graduate Center / Queen’s College, City University of New York.
https://rucarr.mau.se/2020/12/02/nagorno-karabakh-from-status-quo-towards-final-resolution/


Spring 2020

January 28 – RUCARR seminar
Dr. Stepan Grigoryan (Analytical Centre on Globalization and Regional Cooperation): Velvet Revolution and Political Developments in Armenia When: 3-5 pm, January 28
Where: Niagara Building, Room TBA

February 18 – Web seminar
Dr. Mikayel Malkhasyan, Associate Professor, Yerevan State University: “The Medieval Roots of the Current Armenian Cultural Identity”
The seminar will be held on the 5th floor in the Glocal Classroom (by the C elevators).
When: February 18, 3.15 pm

May 4 – RUCARR seminar
Dr. Dato Gogishvili (Postdoc at Dept. of Urban Studies, Malmö University): Lofty Ideals in Aerial Connectivity: Ideology in the Urban Cable Car Network of Tbilisi, Georgia
When: May 4, 15.00-16.30 (zoom)

Fall 2019

December 10 – RUCARR seminar
Professor Robert A. Saunders, Farmingdale State College (SUNY), Dept. of History, Politics, and Geography, NY: Getting over Borat: Exploring the (After-)Effects of Parody in the Post-Soviet Realm.
When: December 10, 3.15-4.45 pm
Where: Seminar room, 9th floor
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2019/11/27/rucarr-seminar-with-prof-robert-a-saunders/

November 19 – RUCARR seminar
Dr. Per-Anders Rudling: History as a political instrument in the Cold War: the 1941 Pogroms, the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists, and the CIA
When: November 19, 15.15
Read more: http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2019/11/13/rucarr-seminar-with-dr-per-anders-rudling/

October 10 – RUCARR seminar
Prof. Oliver Reisner, Ilia State University, Tbilisi: Title Social Cohesion and Political Developments in Contemporary Georgia
When: 09.30–11.00. Seminar room at 9th floor Niagara

September 10 – RUCARR seminar

Dr. Kamal Makili-Aliyev, Researcher at Fculty of Law, Lund University: The evolution of the principle of self-determination: from Åland Islands to Nagorno-Karabakh and Catalonia. When: 15.15-17.00. Room: TBA. www.makili-aliyev.com

Spring 2019

May 7 – Caucasus Studies web / campus seminar

Guranda Bursulaia, PhD Candidate at Free University, Tbilisi, and SI visiting researcher: Silence as a Narrator: The Case of the Georgian History Textbooks. May 7, 15.15-17.00. Glocal Classroom, 5th floor
http://caucasusstudies.mau.se/2019/04/27/seminar-on-may-7-with-guranda-bursulaia/

April 23 – Caucasus Studies web / campus seminar

Dr. Tamta Khalvashi, Associate Professor at Ilia State University in Tbilisi,  will give a web-seminar entitled: “The Myths of Medea: Economies and Cosmologies of Dispossession in Georgia”
In order to prepare for the seminar, we suggest that you read this article: The_horizons_of_Medea.pdfPreview the documentGlocal classroom, Niagara 5th floor, 15.15.

March 26 – RUCARR campus seminar

Klas-Göran Karlsson: “The Armenian genocide: An interpretive framework”;
Maria Småberg: “Giving voice to Armenian and Yazidi women – the transnational life stories of Alma Johansson and Maria Anholm”
Maria Karlsson: “Genocide denial: the Armenian example”
When: March 26, 15-17
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2019/02/12/rucarr-seminar-march-26/

March 7 – Caucasus Studies / RUCARR seminar

– Guest lecture with Prof. Kakhaber Loria, Tbilisi State University. Hovedlinjer i den georgiske literaere prossesen fra de eldste tider til og med dagens literatur.
– Round-table discussion with translators of Georgian literature into Swedish and Swedish literature into Georgian
When: March 7, 15-17
https://caucasusstudies.mah.se/2019/02/27/seminar-on-georgian-literature/

February 14 – RUCARR seminar

Dr. Mikhail Suslov, Assistant Professor, Institute for Trans-Cultural and Area Studies, University of Copenhagen: Fantasy and Politics in Contemporary Russian Science Fiction
When: February 14, 13.15
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2019/01/30/seminar-with-mikhail-suslov/

Fall 2018

November 8-9 – Third Annual RUCARR Conference
Read more: http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/research/third-annual-rucarr-conference/

November 13 – RUCARR/Caucasus Studies Web/campus seminar
Dr Emil Souleimanov,
Charles University, Prague: Research on the micro-dynamics of violence in the midst of North Caucasian diaspora communities.

December 5-6 – ‘Promoting International Dialogue and Protecting Cultural Heritage in the Caucasus’
Read more: http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/conferences/promoting-international-dialogue-protecting-cultural-heritage-caucasus-dec-5-6/

Spring/Summer 2018

February 27 – RUCARR and Caucasus Studies web & campus seminar
Dr. Aram Terzyan, guest researcher at GPS and Assistant Professor at Yerevan State University: Explaining the evolution of Armenia’s foreign policy.
When: February 27, 15.15–17. Where: Niagara building, 5th floor, Glocal Classroom.

March 13 – RUCARR seminar
Prof. Madina Tlostanova, Linköping University: Decolonizing knowledge, being and sensing: Caucasian resistance and re-existence.
When: March 13, 15.15–17. Where: Niagara building, 10th floor, seminar room.

April 19 – Book release on Parliamentary Elections in Russia
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2018/04/08/book-release-parliamentary-elections-russia/

May 21 – RUCARR seminar
Dr. Minna Lundgren, Mid Sweden University: Abkhazia: migration, memories and contested belongings.
When: May 21, 15.15-17.
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2018/05/03/seminar-dr-minna-lundgren/

May 22 – One-day conference: Declarations of Independence in the Caucasus – 100 years
When: May 22, 09.30-16.15
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2018/04/29/declaration-independence-caucasus-100th-anniversary/

July 6 –RUCARR på Almedalsveckan: Putins fjärde mandatperiod – och sedan då?
When: July 6, 14.00–15.20. (Almedalen)
Read more: http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2018/06/13/putins-fjarde-presidentperiod-och-sedan-da/

August 2 – LUPSRUSS Round Table/Focus group on Functional Variation (Ekaterinburg, Russia) 

When: August 2, 16:00-18:00.  Boris Yeltsin Centre, Ekaterinburg. Read more: Круглый стол: «Доступная среда: возможности и сложности центра города» [In Russian]

Fall 2017

November 22-23
Second Annual RUCARR Conference
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/research/secondannualconference/

November 23-24
Circassians in the 21st century: Identity and Survival – in the Homeland and Diaspora
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/research/conference-23-24-november/

Spring 2017

May 23 – RUCARR seminar
Mahama Tawat: “What’s new in the Russian academic landscape? Insights from Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow”

May 18 – RUCARR seminar
Elnur Aliyev: “Ethno-linguistic portrait of the Shahdagh people – minorities of Azerbaijan”
Svetlana L`Nyavskiy: “From language to war: Language policy debates in English-Medium Ukrainian and Russian News Agencies. The effects of Ukrainian events on language policy in Estonia.”
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2017/05/05/rucarr-seminar-may-18/

May 17 – Visit by Ambassador of Georgia
11.00–12.00, room 0826
Presentation given by Ambassador of Georgia to Sweden, Malkhaz Kakabadze: “26 Year of the Independence of Georgia and 25 Year of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between Georgia and Sweden”

Maj 16 – Second RUCARR PhD workshop
Giorgi Omsarashvili: Militant Jihadist movements in the North Caucasus
Agil Valiyev: Cultural Diplomacy of Azerbaijan (Nagorno Karabagh)
Elnur Aliyev: Trilingual Electronic Dictionary (Kryz-Azerbaijani-English)

April 26 – Web/campus seminar
Prof. Fariz Khalilli:  “Recent archaeological researches in Azerbaijan and Medieval Agsu Town”
https://blogg.mah.se/caucasusstudies/2017/04/19/seminar-on-recent-archaelogical-findings-in-azerbaijan-and-the-medieval-town-of-agsu/

March 29 – Web/campus seminar
“Circassian Refugees in Syria”. Lars Funch Hansen, Caucasus Studies, introduces the little-known Circassian (North Caucasian) group among the Syrian refugees in Sweden. Representatives from the Circassian community are participating in the seminar and will be interviewed by Lars Funch Hansen http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2017/03/30/circassian-refugees-from-syria/

March 14 – RUCARR seminar
Prof. Bo Petersson, Co-Director of RUCARR,  will present a new book chapter: “Perspektiv på östutvidgningen: EU:s triumf eller fröet till dess undergång?”
Discussant: Associate professor Derek Hutchesson.
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2017/02/06/rucarr-seminars-on-the-future-of-the-eu/

February 28 – Caucasus Studies Web & Campus seminar
Dr. David Matsaberidze: “Pro-Western and Pro-Russian Tendencies in Georgia’s Foreign Policy”
Assistant professor of International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Tbilisi State University
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2017/02/23/seminar-on-pro-western-and-pro-russian-tendencies-in-georgias-foreign-policy/

7 February – RUCARR seminar
Associate professor Derek Hutchesson (European Studies, Dept. of Global Political Studies) will give the presentation: Brexit, the future of the EU and its implications for the wider Europe
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2017/02/06/rucarr-seminars-on-the-future-of-the-eu/

Fall 2016

8-9 December – RUCARR Inaugural Conference (Programme)
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2016/12/10/rucarr-inaugural-conference-december-8-9-2016/

24-25 November – Caucasus Studies workshop
Workshop, including the open lecture: North Caucasian Defence Towers in Georgia, by Søren Theisen.
http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2016/11/15/defence-towers-in-georgia/

23 November – RUCARR/GPS seminar
Academic freedoms besieged: Developments in Turkey and Russia
Read more: http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2016/11/07/seminar-academic-freedoms-besieged-developments-in-turkey-and-russia/

10 November – RUCARR – Erasmus Mundus PhD workshop
Read more: http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2016/11/07/rucarr-erasmus-mundus-phd-workshop/

8 November – RUCARR and Caucasus Studies Web & campus  seminar
“The 2016 parliamentary elections in Russia and Georgia”
Derek Hutcheson, Malmö University, & Alexandre Kukhianidze, Tbilisi State University
Read more: http://wpmu.mah.se/rucarr/2016/10/26/seminar-on-the-2016-parliamentary-elections-in-russia-and-georgia/

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