Publications

This area of the site will host papers and reports derived from ARISC’s activities and include links to online publications and journals on the Caucasus.

Publications by ARISC Fellows (partial list)

Babayan, F., K. Franklin and T. Vorderstrasse, 2014. A house in a village on the Silk Road: Preliminary Excavations at Ambroyi Village, Armenia. For Oriental Institute Annual Reports.

Chazin, Hannah, 2016. The Politics of Pasture: The Organization of Pastoral Practices and Political Authority in the Late Bronze Age in the South Caucasus. PhD Dissertation, University of Chicago.

Erb-Satullo, N. L., B. J. J. Gilmour, and N. Khakhutaishvili, 2015. Crucible technologies in the Late Bronze-Early Iron Age South Caucasus: Copper processing, tin bronze production, and the possibility of local tin ores. Journal of Archaeological Science, 61, 260-276.

Erb-Satullo, N. L., B. J. J. Gilmour, and N. Khakhutaishvili, 2014. Late Bronze Age and Early Iron Age copper smelting technologies in the South Caucasus: The view from ancient Colchis. Journal of Archaeological Science, 49, 147-159.

Franklin, K. (in press). Making worlds at the edge of everywhere: politics of place in late medieval Armenia.  In A. Eger (ed.) Islamic Frontiers and Borders.  University of Colorado Press.

Franklin, K., F. Babayan and T. Vorderstrasse, 2015. Continued Excavations at Ambroyi, Armenia: The Project for Medieval Archaeology of the South Caucasus, Armenia. For The Oriental Institute News & Notes #225.

Franklin, K., F. Babayan and T. Vorderstrasse, 2014-2015.  Ambroyi, Armenia: Continuing Excavations. Oriental Institute Annual Reports.

Franklin, K., 2014. A House for Trade, A Space for Politics: Excavations at the Arai-Bazarjugh Caravanatun; Aragatsotn, Armenia. Anatolica XL: 1-21.

Franklin, K. and T. Vorderstrasse, 2014. From the Field; The Project for Medieval Archaeology of the South Caucasus, Armenia. In The Oriental Institute News & Notes #220.

Hammer, Emily, forthcoming. “Oğlanqala in the Context of its Landscape and Neighboring Fortresses.” Lauren Ristvet, ed. In The American-Azerbaijani Excavations at Oğlanqala 2008-2012. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Museum Press.

Hammer, Emily, 2014. “Highland fortress-polities and their settlement systems in the South Caucasus.” Antiquity 88 (341): 757-774.

Hovsepyan, Roman and Alan Greene, www.iae.am.

Petrossian, Sarhat and Diana Ter-Ghazaryan, www.otheryerevan.am.

Smith, Alexia, Tamara Bagoyan, Ivan Gabrielyan, Ron Pinhasi and Boris Gasparyan, 2014. “Late Chalcolithic and Medieval Archaeobotanical Remains from Areni-1 (Birds’ Cave),
Armenia.” In Stone Age of Armenia. A Guide-book to the Stone Age Archaeology in the Republic of Armenia, ed. by Boris Gasparyan and Makoto Arimura. Kanazawa University: Kanazawa. Pp 233-260.

Stapleton, Lyssa, Lusine Margaryan, Boris Gasparyan, Gregory Areshian, 2014. “Weaving the Ancient Past: Chalcolithic Basket and Textile Technology at the Areni-1 Cave, Armenia”. In Stone Age of ArmeniaA Guide-book to the Stone Age Archaeology in the Republic of Armenia, ed. by Boris Gasparyan and Makoto Arimura. Kanazawa University: Kanazawa. Pp 219-232.

Tuite, Kevin. (in press). St. George in the Caucasus: Politics, Gender, Mobility. Sakralität und Mobilität in Südosteuropa und im Kaukasus, ed. by Thede Kahl and Tsypylma Darieva. Verlag der Österreichen Akademie der Wissenschaften.

Presentations by ARISC Fellows (partial list)

Anderson, Elizabeth, 2015. Repentant Demons, Contrite Cannibals, and Vengeful Crocodiles: Sin and Salvation in Medieval Christian Miracles Tales. Presentation at ARISC Armenia Branch Office, Yerevan, Armenia.

Balistreri, Alexander, 2015. From Baku to Kars: Muslim Solidarity Across the South Caucasus, 1878–1922. Presentation at ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Bamberger, Benjamin, 2016. Georgian Alpinism and Soviet Tourism at the Edge of Empire. Presentation at CRRC-Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Chazin, Hannah, 2013. Studying Pastoralism in Ancient Armenia: Excavations of Late Bronze Age Kurgans in the Tsaghkahovit Plain. Paper presented at Museum of Geology of the National Academy of Sciences, Yerevan, Armenia.

Dean, Megan, 2010. Neither Empire nor Nation: Networks of Trade in the Caucasus, 1750-1925. Paper presented at CRRC-Tbilisi, Georgia.

Dobbs, Aimee, 2010. Nineteenth-Century City of Colonial Convergence: the Role of Tiflis in the Development of an Azerbaijani Intelligentsia. Presentation at CRRC-Tbilisi, Georgia.

Erb-Satullo, N. L., 2016. Settlement structure and craft production in Late Bronze and Early Iron Age communities in Kvemo Kartli, southern Georgia. Invited talk given at Tbilisi State University sponsored by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Erb-Satullo, N. L., 2016. Metal production on Late Bronze-Early Iron Age fortified hilltops in the South Caucasus, c. 1500-600 BC. Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology 81st Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida.

Erb-Satullo, N. L., 2014. Landscapes of Metallurgy and Settlement in Kvemo Kartli, Invited talk given at Tbilisi State University sponsored by the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Fabian, Lara, 2014. Views From the West: Eastern South Caucasia in Greek and Latin Sources. Paper presented at Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Feiman, Eli, 2011. Cohesion and Coercion in the Ruling Parties of Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Paper presented at Ilia University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Fishman, G. Susannah, 2014. Petrographic Analysis of Oğlanqala Ceramics. Presentation at Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Naxcivan Branch, Naxcivan City, Azerbaijan.

Fittante, Daniel, 2016. Connection Without Engagement: the Paradoxes of North American Armenian Return Migration. Presentation at Institute of Archaeology & Ethnography, NAS RA, Yerevan, Armenia

Franklin, Kathryn and Atghik Babajanyan, 2015. Vayots Dzor Silk Road Survey: Preliminary Results and Plans for Future Work. Presentation at Institute of Archaeology & Ethnography, NAS RA, Yerevan, Armenia.

Franklin, K. and T. Vorderstrasse, 2014. A little village on the Silk Road:  Mobility and Material Interaction in Late Medieval Armenia.  Paper presented at the the 2014 meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research, San Diego, California.

Franklin, Kathryn, 2014. Late Medieval Archaeology in the Kasakh Valley Armenia: Recent and Ongoing Research on Trade, Politics and Daily Life. Presentation at Institute of Archaeology & Ethnography, NAS RA, Yerevan, Armenia.

Garding, Sarah, 2010. Courting the Nation Abroad: Diaspora Policies in post-Communist Armenia, Croatia and Serbia. Paper presented at CRRC-Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia.

Gayan, Melissa F., 2011. Uncovering the 1956 Georgian Protests and Their Memory. Paper presented at Ilia University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Greene, Alan, 2016. Curating Russian Imperial, Soviet, and post-Soviet Heritages: The Digital Lives of Gray Literature and Out-of-Print Publications in Contemporary Armenian Archaeology. Paper to be presented at the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Greene, Alan, 2015. Local, Regional, and Supra-regional Political Economies in the Late Bronze Age South Caucasus: Unpacking the Contours of “Interaction.” Paper presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California.

Greene, Alan, 2015. Eurasia and the people without cities: mobility, residency, and sociopolitics in the Prehistoric Steppe, Central Asia, and Caucasus. Paper presented at the Chinese Urbanism Symposium, Stanford University Archaeology Center, California.

Greene, Alan, 2015. The shadow lives of objects in the Bronze Age South Caucasus: An archaeology of non-visual data, latent epistemes, and the intangible sacred. Paper presented at the Anthropology Colloquium Series, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University, California.

Greene, Alan, 2014. Making and Marking the Political Economy in the Ancient South Caucasus: Local, Regional, and Supra-regional Interaction as Viewed from the Bronze and Early Iron Age Tsaghkahovit Plain. Paper presented at the American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, San Diego, California.

Greene, Alan, 2014. Pilgrims, Publics, and Production: Peripatetical Life and the Everyday in the Late Bronze Age South Caucasus. Paper presented at the University of California, Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility, Berkeley, California.

Greene, Alan, 2014. The Social Lives of Pottery on the Plain of Flowers: Object Biographies, Hidden Assemblages, and Political Economy in Late Bronze Age Armenia. Paper presented at the Armenian Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan, Armenia.

Hammer, Emily, 2014. Fortresses and Their Settlement Systems in the South Caucasus. Paper presented at the International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, Basel, Switzerland.

Hammer, Emily, 2013. Mapping Urbanism and Empire in the South Caucasus: The Naxçıvan Archaeological Project. Paper presented at American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland.

Hammer, Emily, 2013. Mapping Urbanism and Empire in the South Caucasus. Presentation at University of Connecticut, Department of Anthropology, Storrs, Connecticut.

Hammer, Emily, 2013. Mapping Urbanism and Empire in the South Caucasus. Presentation at University of Pennsylvania, Interdisciplinary Graduate Group in Art and Archaeology of the Mediterranean World, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Hammer, Emily, 2013. Güney Kafkasya’dakı kaleler ve onların yerleşmeleri. Azərbaycan Milli Elmlər Akademiyası Naxçıvan Bölməsi. [Fortress settlements in the South Caucasus. Lecture in Turkish at the Azerbaijani National Academy of Sciences, Naxçıvan City, Azerbaijan.

Hammer, Emily, 2013. Highland Fortress-polities and Their Settlement Systems in the South Caucasus. Paper presented at Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Naxçivan Section, Naxcivan City, Azerbaijan.

Hammer, Emily, 2012. Archaeological Landscapes of Highland and Steppe Zones in Northwestern Naxçıvan. Presentation at US-Azerbaijan Education Center, Caspian Business Center, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Kaiser, Claire P., 2015. Entangled Nationalisms: Language, Autonomy, and the Brezhnev Constitution in the Georgian SSR, 1977-1978. Presentation at Eurasia Partnership Foundation/CRRC, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Khvtisiashvili, Tamrika, 2011. Xinaliq Documentation Project, in Process. Presentation at Caspian Business Center in conjunction with US-Educated Azerbaijani Alumni Association and VolkswagenStiftung (Volkswagen Foundation) Baku, Azerbaijan.

Lau, Hannah, 2013. From Humble Meals to the Food of Empire: Exploring Political Complexity Over Time in Ancient Southwest Asia Through Zooarchaeological Data. Paper presented at Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Marshall, Maureen, 2015. Mortuary Analysis at the Late Bronze Age Site Tsaghkahovit Burial Cluster 12. Paper presented at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan, Armenia.

Marshall, Maureen, 2014. Articulating Ancient Lives: Diet and Mobility in the Late Bronze Age South Caucasus. Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, Yerevan, Armenia. Sponsored by Wenner-Gren Foundation and ARISC.

Mitchell, Jeanene, 2015. At the Confluence: Transboundary River Management in the South Caucaus. Paper presented at Central Eurasian Studies Society Annual Meeting, Washington, DC.

Mitchell, Jeanene, 2015. The Kura River Basin: Linking Transboundary Projects to Local Implementation. Paper presented at the Caspian Center for Energy and Environment, ADA University, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Otruba, Ariel, 2016. The Lived Geopolitics of (Non)Recognition and the Elastic Geography of Borderization. Presentation at Series of Anthropological Seminars, Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Petrosyan, Sarhat and Diana Ter-Gazaryan, 2015. Other Yerevan Project. Presentation at Media Center id Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Yerevan, Armenia.

Quinn, J., 2015a. Territorial Claims, Contested Identities, and Gold Mining in Formerly Soviet Georgia. Presented at the Supporting Women in Geography (SWIG) Social Justice Conference, San Diego State University, San Diego, California.

Quinn, J., 2015b. Video Production as Engaged Method in Political Ecology: The Case of Georgian Gold Mining. Presented at the Methodological Conference on Transformations in the South Caucasus and its Neighborhood, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Quinn, J., 2014. Feminist Geopolitics and Political Ecology: Reconsidering Post-Soviet Environmental Governance in the Republic of Georgia. Presented at the Political Geography and the Environment – A meeting of the IGU Commission on Political Geography, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon.

Quinn, J., 2013. Exceptional Forests: Forest Governance and State Structure in Georgia. Paper presented at Georgian Geographic Society, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Rice, Kelsey, 2016a. Institutions for Progress: Baku Enlightenment Societies, 1905-1918. Paper presentation at the CESS Annual Conference at Princeton University, Princeton, New Jersey.

Rice, Kelsey, 2016b. From Progressive to People’s Artist: Jadidist Influence in Early Soviet Azerbaijani Theater and Opera. Paper presented at the conference, In Empire’s Long Shadow: Modern Constructions of Central Eurasia, 1900-1941 at the University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois.

Rice, Kelsey, 2015. Persianate Legacies in the Russian Empire and Soviet Union. ASEEES roundtable presenter in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Rice, Kelsey, 2013. Navigating Persianate Influences in 19th Century Azeri Cultural Production. Presentation at CRRC-Azerbaijan, Khazar University, Baku, Azerbaijan.

Ryan, Caitlin, 2014. Dignity and the Production of Value in Humanitarian Operations: Housing for Internally Displaced People in Georgia. Paper presented at Panel: Resurrecting Value in Central and Eastern Europe. Council for European Studies (CES) Conference, Washington, DC, USA.

Ryan, Caitlin, 2013a. Dignity and Bureaucracy in Humanitarian Operations. Paper presented at University of Colorado at Boulder Department of Anthropology conference, The Fantastic and the Banal: Rethinking Bureaucratic Authority, USA.

Ryan, Caitlin, 2013b. Property, Humanitarianism and the State: Housing for Displaced Persons in the Republic of Georgia. Paper presented at American Association of Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Ryan, Caitlin, 2012. What Does Home Ownership Mean for Georgia’s Internally Displaced Persons? Paper presented at ISET/CRRC-Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Schmidt, Beverly, 2012. Middle Paleolithic Lithic Technology and Behavior in the Hrazdan River Gorge, Armenia. Paper presented at CRRC-Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia.

Tate, Richard W., 2016a

Tate, Richard W, 2016a. Linking Botanical and Cultural Conservation in Adjara, Georgia (Caucasus). Paper presented at  Annual SNRE Research Symposium. Gainesville, FL, USA.

Tate, Richard W., 2016b. Predictive and Analytical Applications of GIS for Ethnobotanical Studies in Georgia. Poster presented with Ketevan Batsatsashvili at Biodiversity and Georgia Conference, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Tate, Richard W., 2016c. Linking Botanical and Cultural Conservation in Adjara, Georgia”. Presentation at CRRC-Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia.

Tate, Richard W., 2015. Predictive tools for ethnobiology: Using GIS in the Republic of Georgia (Caucasus). Poster presented at Society of Ethnobiology Annual Meeting, Santa Barbara, CA, USA.

Ter-Ghazaryan, Diana, 2013. Spaces of Diaspora Investment: Urban Transformations and Transnational Linkages in the Landscape of Yerevan. Presentation at Caucasus Institute, Yerevan, Armenia.

Weber, Kathryn O’Neil, 2014. Preliminary Results of the Tbilisi Archaeological Survey 2014. Presentation at Eurasia Partnership Foundation/CRRC, Tbilisi, Georgia.

ARISC Publications

Newsletters

Publications about ARISC

NewsNet (October 2015) (see pages 14-16)
News of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES)

Conference Proceedings

“The Caucasus and Central Asia, twenty years after independences: Questioning the notion of ‘South countries'”
August 25-27, 2011
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Select Member Publications

D. S. Adler, K. N. Wilkinson, S. Blockley, D. F. Mark, R. Pinhasi, B. A. Schmidt-Magee, S. Nahapetyan, C. Mallol, F. Berna, P. J. Glauberman, Y. Raczynski-Henk, N. Wales, E. Frahm, O. Jöris, A. MacLeod, V. C. Smith, V. L. Cullen, B. Gasparian, “Early Levallois technology and the Lower to Middle Paleolithic transition in the Southern Caucasus,” Science, 345, 1609 (2014): 1609-1613. (https://uconn.academia.edu/DanielAdler)

Fierman, William, “Language Vitality and Paths to Revival. Contrasting Cases of Azerbaijani and Kazakh,” International Journal of the Sociology of Language, CXCVIII (2009): 75-104.

Jones, Stephen, Georgia: A Political History Since Independence (I. B. Tauris & Company, 2012).

Rapp, Stephen H., The Sasanian World through Georgian Eyes: Caucasia and the Iranian Commonwealth in Late Antique Georgian Literature (Ashgate, 2014). http://www.ashgate.com/isbn/9781472425522

Riegg, Stephen B., “Imperial Challengers: Tsarist Responses to Armenian Raids into Anatolia, 1875–90,” The Russian Review 76:2 (2017): 253-271.

Rothman, Mitchell S., “Environmental and Cultural Factors in the Development of Settlement in a Marginal, Highland Zone,” inThe Archaeology of Jordan and Beyond: Essays in Honor of James A. Sauer, ed. L.E. Stager, J.A. Greene, and M.D. Coogan. (Winona Lake, Ind: Eisenbrauns, 2000), 429-43.

Rothman, Mitchell S., “Style and Adaptation along The Turkish-Iranian Borderland,” in Yeki Bud, Yeki Nabud: Essays in honor of William Sumner, ed. N. Miller and K. Abdi (Los Angeles: Coetsen UCLA Institute of Archaeology Press, 2003), 207-216.

Rothman, Mitchell S., “Ripples in the Stream: Transcaucasia-Anatolian Interaction in the Murat/Euphrates Basin at the Beginning of the Third Millennium B.C.” in Archaeology in the Borderlands: Investigations in Caucasia and Beyond, ed. A. Smith and K. Rubinson (Los Angeles: Cotsen: Institute of Archaeology, UCLA, 2003), 95-110.

Rothman, Mitchell S., “Studying the Development of Complex Society: Mesopotamia in the Late Fifth and Fourth Millennia BC,”Journal of Archaeological Research 12:1 (2004): 75-119.

Rothman, Mitchell S., “Beyond the Frontiers: Mus in the Late Bronze to Roman Periods,” in A View From the Highlands: Archaeological Studies in Honor of Charles Burney, ed. Antonio Sagona (Peeters, 2004), 123-177.

Rothman, Mitchell S., “Transcaucasians: Settlement, Migration, and Trade in the Kura-Araxes Periods,” Archäologische Mitteilungen aus Iran und Turan 37 (2006): 53-62.

Rothman, Mitchell S. and Gülriz Kozbe, “Mus in the Early Bronze Age,” Anatolian Studies 47 (1997): 105-126.

Rothman, Mitchell and Hilary Gopnik, Evolution of Godin Tepe, Iran (Royal Ontario Museum Publications, 2010).

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