RUCARR Caucasus conference, December 5-6

Promoting International Dialogue and Protecting Cultural Heritage in the Caucasus

The conference ‘Promoting International Dialogue and Protecting Cultural Heritage in the Caucasus’  is organized by the research platform Russia and the Caucasus Regional Research (RUCARR) – on December 5–6, 2018, at the Faculty of Culture and Society, Malmö University, Sweden. The conference is funded by the Swedish Institute (SI).

Themes of central interest to the conference are (1) strategies and efforts to promote dialogue across the Caucasus region, and (2) the protection and study of the cultural and linguistic heritage of the peoples of the Caucasus.  The lack of protection of minority cultures and minority rights is an over-arching and highly relevant topic for all countries in the region. At the same time, the issue also has bearing as a factor in many of the conflicts in the region. Several of the conflicts in the Caucasus are interrelated in complex ways and in the stage of confidence building it is important to approach the involved parties at different levels and for mutually beneficiary interaction.

The conference will include the section  Protecting and maintaining the cultural heritage – Circassian perspectives. More thematic panels will be organised.

Abstract submission
For individual papers please submit an abstract of no more than 400 words (word count not including references) by email. Include title, author(s) affiliation and contact email addresses and submit the abstract to both as a Word document (Unicode fonts) and a pdf file. Language: English.
For panels please provide the name of the suggested chair, an abstract describing the rationale of the panel, and the information requested above for individual papers.
Abstracts will be reviewed by the organizing committee.

Important dates
Deadline for abstract submission: 22 October
Outcome of reviewing process by: 1 November 2018
Registration by: November 21.
Conference days: December 5-6.

Registration period has ended.

Conference fee
Lunches on December 5–6, refreshments, conference materials are free for participants with accepted papers.
Costs for the conference dinner on December 5 will be paid by Malmö University for the participants invited by the Swedish Institute. Other participants will have to cover costs for the dinner by themselves. The conference dinner on December 5 is prebooked at registration and paid by card at the conference.

Organizing committee
Prof. Karina Vamling (RUCARR), Dr. Katrine Gotfredsen (RUCARR), Prof. Bo Petersson (RUCARR), Prof. Merab Chukhua (Circassian Cultural Center, Tbilisi).
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