CfP for The 6th Annual CRRC Conference

CRRC announces the call for the 6th Annual Conference on “Coming together and growing apart: A decade of transformation in the South Caucasus”

Place and date: June 26-27, Tbilisi, Georgia

Concept note:
The last decade has seen broad political, economic and social changes across the South Caucasus. In the last ten years, events including Armenia’s 2018 ‘Velvet Revolution’, the 2016 ‘Four-Day War’ in Nagorno-Karabakh, the region’s first ballot box-driven change in government in the 2012 Georgian parliamentary elections, the devaluation of the national currency in Azerbaijan, and volatility in relations between the European Union and Russia have reshaped the region. Such events have raised questions as to whether the three nations of the South Caucasus are growing increasingly apart, and if so, whether these changes reflect genuine divergence among societies or if they are simply an outcome of the interests of national elites?

The Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC) seek proposals for the 6th Annual CRRC Conference, and welcomes proposals for (a) thematic panels and (b) methodological seminars. For our thematic panels, we invite panel and paper proposals investigating the deep sociopolitical, cultural, and economic changes occurring in the South Caucasus through a comparative, empirical lens. We welcome quality scholarly contributions from emerging and established academics exploring the following broad themes:

  • Conflicts, displacement, and reconciliation,
  • Culture, values, and identity;
  • Economic development, energy, and mobility;
  • Politics, power, and democracy;
  • Urban development and environmental issues;
  • Civil society and activism.

Submission of initial proposals (an abstract and a CV) – April 6, 2020

For additional information, please visit:–june-26-27-tbilisi-georgia/333