Welcome!

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.

Funding for most of our programs comes from a grant from the US Department of Education.

*** For information about the ARISC funding opportunities see http://arisc.org/?page_id=70 ***

ARISC Armenia Branch (located at 7 Mkhitar Heratsi Street, 3rd floor, Yerevan, Armenia) serves as a hub where visiting scholars to Armenia can meet, seek logistical support, have access to a computer with internet and printing facility. For additional information, please visit: http://arisc.org/?page_id=110

ARISC Georgia Branch, located at 3/5 Chavchavadze Ave., Ilia State University E Campus, Room E236, offers its services to US visiting scholars while researching or just travelling to the region, provides access to online facilities as well as scientific and cultural activities. For additional information, please visit: http://arisc.org/?page_id=108

ARISC in Azerbaijan offers support to US scholars interested in researching and visiting the country by providing information on lodging, transportation in Baku and regions, information for visa application, orientation for libraries and archives, etc., as well as organizing various activities. For additional information, please visit: http://arisc.org/?page_id=112

 

 

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ARISC Internship Opportunity in Baku

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) is looking to fill an Internship position in Baku, Azerbaijan.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Duties include updating our country guides, assisting with organization of local talks and reading groups; providing research and logistical support for visiting scholars and students, including ARISC Fellows; assisting with data collection projects; maintaining regular communication with the Resident Director (and Executive Director as needed).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
– Professional-level fluency in English and Azerbaijani languages;
– Excellent communication skills;
– Good organizational skills with the ability to process and classify information quickly and efficiently;
– Good IT knowledge, familiarity with Microsoft Office applications and conducting Internet research.

The internship is a volunteer one for up to 10 hours a week, for a negotiable length of time, and is compensated with symbolic stipend and an annual Student Membership to ARISC. The selected candidate will start as of May.

The internship is a great opportunity to make contacts with US scholars. Interested applicants should send their CV with the subject “ARISC Internship” to Azerbaijan “at” arisc.org. For more information, please email us at Azerbaijan “at” arisc.org.

The priority deadline for applications is March 15. Applications received after this date will be accepted until position is filled.

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship, or status as a covered veteran.

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WiP: “Compatibility of Academic Program Outcomes with Labor Market Demands in Social Sciences”

By Diana Lezhava, Center for Social Sciences and ARISC, and Mariam Amashukeli, Center for Social Sciences

Date: February 3, 2016, at 18:30
Venue: CRRC Georgia, 5 Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze ave.), I floor.

For additional information, please visit our Events page.

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ARISC Reading Group in Baku

ARISC and Baku American Center invite you to the Reading Group in Baku!

Date & time: Tuesday, January 26, 4 pm

Venue: Baku American Center, Azerbaijan University of Languages, 60 R. Behbudov str.

Reading: “History and Policy of Translating Poetry: Azerbaijan and its Neighbors” by Hamlet Isakhanli

Reading is available here.

For more information, please see our Events page.

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Film Study Group – “My Grandmother” (1929)

Within the series of Film Study Group, ARISC Georgia Branch invites you to screening of Georgian silent movie “My Grandmother” (1929) by Kote Mikaberidze.

Date: January 22, 2016 at 18:30
Venue: 32 Chavchavadze Ave., Ilia State University, A Campus, room A101

For additional information, please visit our Events page.

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WiP: State Building symbolism in the tourist architecture of Post-‘Rose Revolution’ Batumi, Georgia

By Suzy Harris-Brandts, The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Date: January 20, 2016, at 18:30
Venue: American Councils Georgia, Chavchavadze 35A, II floor, Tbilisi, Georgia.

For additional information, please visit our Events page.

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Reading Group in Tbilisi!

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) Georgia Branch invites you to a Reading Group in Tbilisi!

Reading: “Flight from the USSR” by Dato Turashvili

Date: Friday, 15 January, 2016, at 18:00
Venue: 3/5 Cholokashvili St., Ilia State University, E Campus (near Vake Park), room # E236 (ARISC Office)

For additional information, please visit our Events page.

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WiP: “Ethnonational Imaginations and Representations in a post-Conflict Setting: the Case of Georgia”

By Babak Rezvani, University of Amsterdam

Date: December 22, 2015, at 18:30
Venue: Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Georgia, 3 Kavsadze Street, 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia

For additional information, please visit our Events page.

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Reading Group in Baku

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus and Baku American Center invites you to the Reading Group in Baku!

Date & time: December 17, 15:30
Venue: Baku American Center, Azerbaijan University of Languages, 60 R. Behbudov str.

Reading: “Missing Girls” in the South Caucasus Countries:Trends, Possible Causes, and Policy Options, Monica Das Gupta
Available here
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please see our Events page.

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WiP in Tbilisi: The Rise and Fall of Decentralized School Governance: Decision-Making Practices in Georgia

By Sophia Gorgodze, Ilia State University

Date: December 16, 2015, at 18:30
Venue: Eurasia Partnership Foundation, Georgia, 3 Kavsadze Street, 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia

For additional information, please visit our Events page.

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