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The Republic of Georgia – In the historical, contemporary and international context

May 18, 2012 - Example Author - Bez kategorii

Invitation to participate in the upcoming Conference

The Republic of Georgia – in the historical, contemporary and international context

You are invited to participate in the scientific conference “Republic of Georgia – in the historical, contemporary, and international context”, which will take place June 9th from 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. in Krakow, Poland at the Institute of Art History at the Jagiellonian University, 53 Grodzka Street.

The basic aim of the conference will be presenting the Republic of Georgia in four aspects: cultural, historical, contemporary and international.

The conference will be divided into three panels on the themes of: “Art, urban planning and ethnic and religious minorities in the Republic of Georgia”, “Republic of Georgia – yesterday and today” and “Republic of Georgia in the international context”.

The first panel will focus on art, urban planning and ethnic and religious minorities; the second panel will discuss the history of the Georgian state and the contemporary political situation in the context of the approaching parliamentary (2012) and presidential (2013) elections. The third panel will focus on Georgia’s international position – reasons, course and consequences of the August 2008 war, Georgia’s contacts with actors of the Great Game in the Caucasus region (United States of America, European Union, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, Russian Federation and Iran) and the location of the breakaway Georgian regions – Abkhazia and South Ossetia and opportunities for the country’s territorial integration.                       

Participants of the conference will include:

  • Dr Marika Pirveli (Uniwersytet Szczeciński)
  • Dr Przemysław Nocuń (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)
  • Dr hab. Robert Potocki (Uniwersytet Zielonogórski)
  • Dr Renata Król-Mazur (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)
  • Dr Michał Rzepecki (Wyższa Szkoła Europejska im. ks. Józefa Tischnera)
  • Wojciech Wojtasiewicz (Uniwersytet Jagielloński)

The Conference will be conducted in Polish.

The Organisers of the Conference is: Social-Cultural Association “Bridge to Georgia” and the Institute of Eastern Initiatives. The conference’s coordinator is Wojciech Wojtasiewicz.

Under the scientific direction of: Dr hab. Joachim Diec, Institute of Russia and Eastern Europe of the Jagiellonian University.

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