The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC), an independent not-for-profit organization, supports research in and about the three countries of the South Caucasus — Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia.   Current activities are featured on the blog roll below and resources for the study of these countries and grant opportunities to work there are linked above.

*** For information on the ARISC “Caucasus Connections” Conference, see http://arisc.org/?page_id=1036. ***


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News from ARISC Members: Stone Age Site in Armenia Challenges Assumptions About Early Technology

Analysis of artifacts from a newly excavated site in Armenia shows that human technological innovation occurred intermittently throughout the Old World, rather than spreading from a single point of origin, as previously thought. The study, co-authored by UConn archaeology professor and ARISC Director Daniel Adler and more than a dozen scientists from universities worldwide, was recently published in the journal Science. Also participating in the project is ARISC Member Ellery Frahm. See also: http://today.uconn.edu/blog/2014/09/stone-age-site-challenges-assumptions-about-early-technology/

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Reading Group in Baku is back!

ARISC is pleased to invite you to the first Reading Group session of this season!
Date: Monday, September 29 at 5 pm
Venue: Ali & Nino bookcafe, 91 Nizami str., Baku
Reading: “Trading Culture: Practical Background for Azerbaijani-English Poetry Translation”,
Alison Mandaville and Shahla Naghiyeva, Khazar Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences.2011.pp. 48-67
For more information, please see our Events page.

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Presentation in Baku “Views from the West: Eastern South Caucasia in Greek and Latin sources”

Joint lecture of ARISC and the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences.
Speaker: Lara Fabian, University of Pennsylvania and ARISC Fellow
Date: 24 September, 2014 at 10:30
Location: Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography, 31, H.Javid av., Baku
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