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Armenia

Decolonizing Democracy in the South Caucasus: The Imperial Roots of Participatory Politics in Armenia and Georgia

Speaker: Dr. Anna Ohanyan, Richard B. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of International Relations, Stonehill College, Massachusetts,

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November 7, 2023

Archaeological Landscapes and Communities in Vayots Dzor, Armenia

Speaker: Dr. Tekla Schmaus, Assistant Professor, Honors College, Washington State University, ARISC Fellow Date &

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August 23, 2023

Shared Armenian-Jewish Neighborhoods of Late-Ottoman Bolis

Speaker: Oya Rose Aktaş, PhD Candidate, University of Washington  Date & Time: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 at

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July 6, 2023

The Impact of the Russo-Ukrainian War on the South Caucasus

Speaker: Dr. Josiah Marineau, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of North Carolina at Pembroke Date

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March 30, 2023

Urartu: A Unique Case of Empire

Speaker: Dr. Tiffany Earley-Spadoni, Associate Professor of History, University of Central Florida Date & Time: Thursday, March 30th,

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Azerbaijan


October 12, 2023

Building a Caucasian Criminology: An origin story

Kwan-Lamar Blount-Hill, PhD, JD Arizona State University ARISC Fellow Thursday, October 12, 2023, 5:30-7:00 PM

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June 19, 2023

The Art of Nation-Building:The Politics of National Culture in Soviet Azerbaijan

Isabelle Kaplan Howard University, Washington DC ARISC Fellow Date & time: Monday, June 19, 2023,

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Georgia


April 24, 2024

WiP: “Hydroelectric Dam Construction and National Identity in Georgia”

CRRC and ARISC are pleased to announce the 10th talk of the Spring 2024 Tbilisi

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April 12, 2024

Online presentation “Preserving Soviet Era Archives at the Georgian Literature Museum”

“Preserving Soviet Era Archives at the Georgian Literature Museum” Nino DzandzavaGiorgi Leonidze State Museum of

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April 10, 2024

WiP: “South Caucasian Muslim Communities under Russian Imperial Rule in the 19th Century”

CRRC and ARISC are pleased to announce the 9th talk of the Spring 2024 Tbilisi

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March 13, 2024

WiP: Interest Groups in the USSR: The View from the Construction of the Tbilisi Metro

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 7th talk of the Spring

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February 21, 2024

WiP: Sarah Slye on “Creeping Authoritarianism in Higher Education and Research in Georgia”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 6th talk of the Spring

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February 14, 2024

WiP: “The Trojan Horse of Saint George on Freedom Square”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 5th talk of the Spring

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February 7, 2024

WiP: Muslim Youth in Christian Georgia

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 4th talk of the Spring

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January 31, 2024

Virtual WiP: Kevin Tuite: “The miracle of St George, the princess and the dragon — The earliest texts and images”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 3rd talk of the Spring 2024

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January 17, 2024

WiP: Melik Alkan: “Turkey and Georgia Diplomatic Dialogue: A Corpus Analysis”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 2nd talk of the Spring 2024

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January 10, 2024

WiP: “’Backward and Deficient’: Exploring Historical Imaginations of Svaneti”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 1st talk of the Spring

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December 15, 2023

Virtual Presentation: “Bridging Georgia East and West: Exploring Ceramics from the First Millennium BCE”

By Ruth Portes, Cornell University and ARISC Fellow Date: Friday, December 15, 2023 Time: 7:00-8:30PM

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December 6, 2023

WiP: Values and Beliefs of young Georgian migrants in Germany: do these change and how?

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 7th talk of the Fall

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December 5, 2023

Virtual presentation: “Airport and Migration Infrastructure in Kutaisi”

By Dato Laghidze, Ilia State University and ARISC Fellow Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023 Time:

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November 15, 2023

Virtual WiP: “The Nation in Stereo: Sonic Experimentation at the 1937 Dekada of Georgian Art”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 6th talk of the Fall

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November 1, 2023

Virtual WiP: “The Backbone of the Country” and “A Wedge Driven into the Turkic World”: Historical and Geographical Imaginations in Siunik, Armenia, after the Second Karabakh War

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 5th talk of the Fall

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October 26, 2023

Virtual talk on “Constructing Old Tbilisi”

Constructing Old Tbilisi: Socialist and National Narratives in Georgian Architectural Preservation, 1959-2013 Angela Wheeler Harvard

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October 25, 2023

WiP: Julie George on “Paradoxes of Proximity: Geography, Governance, and Identity Expression in Georgia”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 4th talk of the Fall

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October 18, 2023

WiP: Paul Crego on “Orthodox Christianity in Abkhazia”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 3rd talk of the Fall

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October 17, 2023

Virtual talk on Viticulture Vocality in Georgia

Viticultural Vocality: Mapping the official and non-official “Wine Routes” in Georgia Rikki Brown University of

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October 11, 2023

WiP: “Track III Dialogues and Conflict Resolution in Georgia”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 2nd talk of the Fall

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September 29, 2023

Jennifer S. Wistrand’s online presentation on Georgia’s Migrants

“Initial Reflections on Summer Research Among Georgia’s Migrants and Displaced People” Jennifer S. Wistrand Kennan

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August 2, 2023

WiP talk: Benjamin Sutcliffe: Russophonia and Reconciliation in the South Caucasus Literary Anthology

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 19th and final talk of

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July 26, 2023

WiP: Justin Balcor on the Doli drum in Georgian traditional dance

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 18th talk of the Spring/Summer

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July 19, 2023

WiP: Nutsa Kobakhidze on Academic Freedom in Georgia

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 17th talk of the Spring/Summer

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July 12, 2023

WiP: The Effects of the Russo-Ukrainian War on the Politics of the South Caucasus

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 16th talk of the Spring/Summer

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July 5, 2023

WiP: Molly Walker on the Creation of Georgia’s Institute of Tropical Diseases, 1921-1924

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 15th talk of the Spring/Summer

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June 28, 2023

WiP: Ariel Otruba on “Careless Infrastructures of Resettlement”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 14th talk of the Spring

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June 21, 2023

WiP: Benjamin Tromly on the Recruitment of Vlasovite Russian Collaborators in WWII

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 12th talk of the Spring/Summer

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June 21, 2023

Public talk on Teaching Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl”: A Comparison of the University Classroom in Georgia and the US

By Joseph P. Wood University of Alabama at Birmingham and ARISC Fellow June 21, 2023

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June 14, 2023

WiP: Alexander Semyonov on the Tensions of Colonializing and Federalizing Empire:

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 11th talk of the Spring/Summer

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June 7, 2023

Virtual WiP: Tiflis as an example of Imperial Modernization

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 11th talk of the Spring/Summer

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May 24, 2023

Virtual WiP: “The Reception of the Russian Exodus: Attitudes towards arrivals from Russia in Georgia” 

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 9th talk of the Spring

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May 10, 2023

Book Presentation: Elena Osokina’s Stalin’s Quest for Gold: The Torgsin Hard-Currency Shops and Soviet Industrialization

CRRC and ARISC are pleased to announce the 9th talk of the Spring 2023 Tbilisi

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May 3, 2023

WiP: Mobility and Boundaries in Southeast Georgia

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 8th talk of the Spring

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April 26, 2023

WiP: In Search of the Ordinary Worker in Soviet Georgia

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 7th talk of the Spring

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April 12, 2023

WiP: “Geopolitics, Terroir, and Wine: Imperial Histories of Winemaking and Their Contemporary Counterparts”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 6th talk of the Spring

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April 5, 2023

WiP: Thomas Wier on “The Place of Udi in the Language History of the South Caucasus”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 5th talk of the Spring

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March 15, 2023

Virtual WiP: Tbilisi’s 2018 Master Plan and the Right to the City

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 4th talk of the Spring

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February 15, 2023

WiP: Harsha Ram on The Life of Artemy of Ararat

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 2nd talk of the Spring

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February 8, 2023

WiP: Hans Gutbrod on “Ending the 20th Century”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 1st talk of the Spring

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Networking Calls

ARISC is organizing teleconferenced networking sessions for scholars of the South Caucasus from around the world. These networking sessions are an informal way for scholars in all stages of their careers to meet and connect with one another on topics of mutual interest and have a chance to discuss issues relevant to their research. Sessions are devoted to broad topics. Attendees begin the session by introducing themselves, the topics of their research interests, and what they hope to discuss with the group during the session. A moderator will lead each discussion.

Sessions are free and open to all.

ARISC does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, education, age, income, socio-economic status, or status as a covered veteran.

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USA


December 8, 2022

ARISC Virtual Forum on Strategizing Academic Placement

This is a 75-minute discussion and Q&A session on different pathways in academic placement for

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May 3, 2022

The State of South Caucasus Language Instruction in the U.S.: A Virtual Workshop

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:30–2:30 pm EDT Zoom Registration required: https://bit.ly/3jPWGXy After registering, you will

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Virtual


July 24, 2023

Russia’s Enclosure: Borders and the Caucasus Link

Speaker: Paul W. Werth, Professor of History, University of Nevada, Las Vegas Date & Time: Monday, July

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Workshop: Capturing the South Caucasus with Photovoice

Ariel Otruba, PhD (Acadia University) Thursday, September 7, 2023: 18:00-20:30 Tbilisi; 10:00am-12:30 EDT Thursday, September

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December 8, 2022

ARISC Virtual Forum on Strategizing Academic Placement

This is a 75-minute discussion and Q&A session on different pathways in academic placement for

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Grant Writing Workshop

with Dr. Lara Fabian, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg ARISC is organizing two identical, online workshops for participants

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May 3, 2022

The State of South Caucasus Language Instruction in the U.S.: A Virtual Workshop

Tuesday, May 3, 2022 12:30–2:30 pm EDT Zoom Registration required: https://bit.ly/3jPWGXy After registering, you will

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