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Armenia

Karnut: A Bronze Age Site in Shirak, Armenia

Speaker: Dr. Aram Yardumian, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Bryn Athyn College Date & Time: September

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Speaking in the Imperial Modern: Ottoman Armenians at the Twilight of Empire (1890-1914)

Speaker: Armen Manuk-Khaloyan, Ph.D. Candidate in History, Georgetown University Date & Time: August 18th, at 7pm Yerevan

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I Am He Whose Life and Soul Are Torment: Sergei Parajanov and Symbolic Biography

Speaker: Joseph Bohigian, PhD in Music Composition, Stony Brook University Date & Time: August 16, 2022 at

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The Challenges of Participatory Democracy in Armenia

Speaker: Arthur Adamyan, MA student at Yerevan State University Date & Time: Monday, August 22, 2022

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Ethnomusicological Research in Armenia from the Past to Present

ARISC Armenia invites you to participate in the virtual lecture By Elen Grigoryan Date: July

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“The Armenian Culturescape: when the past shapes the future”

Speaker: Yulia Antonyan, Associate professor, Yerevan State University Date & Time: July 11, at 7pm

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Sacred Music in Yerevan at the End of the Soviet Union

Speaker: Dr. Oksana Nesterenko, Jordan Center, New York University Date & Time: July 13, 2022

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September 30, 2021

Following Komitas: Bedros Alahaydoian’s Ethnographic Collection

Armen Adamian, Ph.D. student, Ethnomusicology, UCLA, and ARISC FellowAni Hakobyan, Ph.D. student, Art Institute NAS

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July 28, 2021

What Remains: Landscape and Method in Post-Quake Gyumri

By Evangeline McGlynn, PhD candidate in Geography at the University of California Berkeley and ARISC

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September 6, 2019

Imaging and Imagining Avarayr: Visualizing Armenian History in Early Modern Vaspurakan

Speaker: Erin Piñon, Department of Art & Archaeology at Princeton University Date & Time: September

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August 27, 2019

Social Justice Activism in the United States

Speaker:  Sarah McNamara, Assistant Professor of History at Texas A&M UniversityDate & Time: August 27,

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July 31, 2019

“Roses remind me of Aleppo”: Memories, Strategies, and Aspirations of Ethnic Armenian Women from Syria in Yerevan, Armenia

Speaker:  Anahid Matossian, M.S., Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, University of Kentucky Date & Time:

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July 29, 2019

Rapid soil assessment through the application of a portable visible/near-infrared spectrometer in Armenia: Current State of the Art

Speaker: Dr. Scott Demyan, Assistant professor at the School of Environment and Natural Resources, The

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July 1, 2019

Workshop: Going Beyond Grades: Classroom Assessment Techniques (CAT) in Assessing Learning Progress

An important component of teaching is being able to determine whether students are learning and

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June 21, 2019

Workshop: Visualizing, Analyzing & Sharing Your Geospatial Data with ArcGIS Online

Speaker: Dr. Diana Ter-Ghazaryan, Department of Geography, University of MiamiDate & Time: June 21, 10:00-15:00Location:

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June 6, 2019

Digitizing and Revisiting the Works of Oskar Schmerling (1863-1938)

Oskar Schmerling (1863-1938) was an artist from Tbilisi, Georgia, who played a decisive role in the development of nationalist discourses in the South Caucasus in the final years of the Russian Empire. As an outsider to the region’s major ethnic groups, he was in a unique position to move with ease between them, and this paved the way for a prolific career publishing caricatures and political cartoons in the Armenian, Azerbaijani, Georgian, and Russian press

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May 29, 2019

Research Methods in Health Care

Speaker: Dr. Hamlet GasoyanDoctoral Fellow, Department of Health Services Administration and Policy,College of Public Health,

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Azerbaijan


August 30, 2022

Why is the Formation of a Juvenile Justice System Significant in the Legislative System of Azerbaijan?

Vusala Azizli  MA, Baku State University, ARISC Fellow Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 7:30-8:00 PM Baku

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August 15, 2022

Jews at the Southern Frontier: Migration, Economy and Society in Baku, 1872-1917

James Nadel
PhD Student, Columbia University, ARISC Fellow

Monday, August 15, 2022, 5:00-6:30 PM Baku time

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September 20, 2021

Not so far away: A Comparative Look at Pre-Trial Detention Practices and Reform in Azerbaijan and the Northeastern United States

By Kwan-Lamar Blount-Hill, PhD, JD Research and Data Analytics, Kings County (Brooklyn) District Attorney’s Office

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August 27, 2021

Why is it crucial for Azerbaijan to have the European Convention on Human Rights as a part of its legislation system?

By Tofig Shahniyarov ADA University, School of Public and International Affairs, senior MA student and

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August 12, 2021

Research of Azerbaijani professional music of oral tradition in American ethnomusicology

By Khanim Askerova, Ethnomusicology Department, Azerbaijan State University of Culture and Arts, MA student and

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May 24, 2021

The Challenges and Rewards of Literary Translation

ARISC Online Workshop By Dr. Anna Oldfield, Coastal Carolina University Dates: May 24, 25, 26

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August 31, 2019

ARISC Fellow’s talk in Baku: Biological Histories of the Late Iron Age in the Talysh Mountains

by Selin Nugent, University of Oxford and ARISC Fellow

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May 23, 2019

Memories Don’t Burn: Soviet Censorship and the Azerbaijani Bard

American Research Institute of the South Caucasus in cooperation with Azerbaijan State Culture and Art

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Georgia


September 28, 2022

Ira Schwartz on “The Gadachrili Gora Regional Archaeological Survey (GGRAS)”

“The Gadachrili Gora Regional Archaeological Survey (GGRAS): Predictive Modelling and Survey of Neolithic and Chalcolithic

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September 21, 2022

WiP: Cynthia Buckley on COVID Vaccine Hesitancy in Georgia

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

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September 7, 2022

Importance of TV Media for Civic Engagement and Deliberation – The Case of Georgia

Lisa Basishvili, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University and ARISC Fellow September 7, 2022 at 5:00-6:30

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Language Behaviors Signifying Lecturers’ Social Identity in the Business English Teaching Context

By Khatuna Buskivadze, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University July 26, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM Tbilisi

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WiP: “A Staging Ground for the Revolutionary ‘East’: The Making of the Ajaran Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic

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

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With a Pencil and a Whip: Oskar Schmerling and the Satirical Revolution of the South Caucasus

Dr. Naomi Caffee, Reed College July 14, 2022 at 5:00-6:30 PM Tbilisi Time (9:00 AM

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Virtual WiP: “Infrastructures of Care and the Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Tskaltu

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

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Online talk on “Cultural Exhibition Space of Zinobiani”

Within the Online Event Series Summer 2022 ARISC presents “Cultural Exhibition Space of Zinobiani“ By

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WiP: Jeff Sahadeo on Rivers in late Soviet Georgia

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 13th talk of the Spring-Summer

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WiP: Azerbaijanis and Armenians in Georgia after the 2nd Karabakh War

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

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June 9, 2022

Rikki’s Brown’s presentation on “Autonomous Political Economies”

Autonomous Political Economies: winemakers, national heritage, and the ethnographic mapping of geopolitics in the Republic

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June 8, 2022

WiP: “Identity Formation in Georgia: Understanding Violence Experience and Proximity”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 10th talk of the Spring-Summer

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June 1, 2022

WiP: Remittances and Well Being in Georgia

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

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May 4, 2022

Virtual WiP: Maia Chankseliani on Global Visibility of Research Output from Georgia

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

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April 27, 2022

Virtual WiP: Nationalism and State Preferences

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

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WiP: Book Presentation – Stalin’s Millennials: Nostalgia, Trauma and Nationalism

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

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Virtual WiP: Buildings as Palimpsests – Commodification of Nostalgia in Tbilisi

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

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November 17, 2021

Virtual WiP: Can Partition End Civil War?

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 6th talk of the 2021

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November 3, 2021

WiP: Liberal Attitudes and Religion: The Moderating Effects of a Communist Past

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 5th talk of the 2021

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October 13, 2021

WiP: The Dual Role of Ethnicity in the Misinformation Effect

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 3rd talk of the 2021

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October 6, 2021

WiP: Exponential Capacity of Power and Its Impact on Military Alliances: The Case of NATO

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 2nd talk of the 2021

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September 22, 2021

Virtual WiP: 2020 Elections and Covid Spread in Georgia

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to announce the launch of the 2021 Fall

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September 7, 2021

Online Movie Screening “Namakhvani”

By Dr. Marina Decristoforo, ARISC Fellow  September 7, 2021, at 5:00-6:30 PM Tbilisi Time (9:00

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July 30, 2021

The Georgian Sacred Chant Revival in Imperial Context, 1860-1917

By Dr. Rebecca Mitchell, Middlebury College and ARISC Fellow  July 30, 2021, at 5:00-6:30 PM

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July 28, 2021

Religious Culture of Armenian Catholics

By Sose Grigoryan, ARISC Fellow, Ph.D. Candidate, Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, National Academy of

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July 26, 2021

Territorial Autonomy as Conflict Management Strategy in Georgia, 2003 to present

By Dr. Edward C. Holland, University of Arkansas and ARISC Fellow   Date: July 26,

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July 23, 2021

A Political Ecology of Emotion and Displacement in Georgia’s Abandoned Soviet Spas

Dr. Ariel Otruba, Moravian University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania   July 23, 2021 at 6:00-7:30 PM

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Deadline: 06/04/2021

June 14, 2021

CfP for 2-Day Workshop on Research Design in the Social Sciences

Dr. Eteri Tsintsadze-Maass Old Dominion University June 14-15, 2021 at 6:00-8:00 PM Tbilisi Time This

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Deadline: 06/04/2021

June 16, 2021

CfP for 2-Day Workshop on Research Methods in the Social Sciences

Dr. Richard Maass Old Dominion University June 16-17, 2021 at 6:00-8:00 PM Tbilisi Time  

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June 28, 2021

Cultural Studies in/and the Global South: Thinking and Organizing Around Race in the Periphery of the Anglophone Academy

Workshop for Doctoral Students in the Department of Anthropology, Ilia State University sponsored by the

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April 7, 2021

Virtual WiP: Hans Gutbrod on Ethics of Commemoration

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 5th talk of the 2021

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WiP: Lika Tsuladze on “A Monocrat’s Hobby”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 5th talk of the 2021

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March 10, 2021

Virtual WiP: Florian Mühlfried on Spiritual Feudalism in Northeast Highland Georgia

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 4th talk of the 2021

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February 24, 2021

Virtual WiP: Oliver Reisner on the Crisis in Georgian Historiography

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 3rd talk of the 2021

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February 17, 2021

Virtual WiP: Cynthia Buckley on COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy in Georgia

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 2nd talk of the 2021

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February 10, 2021

Virtual WiP: Naira Sahakyan on Islamic Reformism in Daghestan

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 1st talk of the 2021

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February 24, 2021

Virtual WiP: “Under Ivane Javakhishvili’s Long Shadow: On Georgian Historiography Since 1991”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 3rd talk of the 2021

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February 17, 2021

Virtual WiP: “Correlates of COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy: Insights from Georgia”

Cynthia Buckley, University of Illinois Urbana ChampaignThe emergence of new vaccines to combat the global

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February 10, 2021

WiP: “Between Shattering Empires: The Patterns of Islamic Reformism in Daghestan”

Naira Sahakyan, Yerevan State University CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the

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December 2, 2020

Virtual WiP: Is There a Post-Soviet Police Culture?

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 8th talk of the 2020

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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.

“Gender Successes and Gender Struggles: Including Gender Dimension into Teaching” with Dr. Joanna Regulska
Thursday, April 11, 2019 from 10:30am – 11:30am EDT (New York time)

“Social Media Use in Academia” with Dr. Ian Lindsay
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT (New York time)

“Women and Gender in Armenian Studies” with Dr. Houri Berberian
Thursday, June 13, 2019 from 11:00am – 12:00pm EDT (New York time)

Space is limited! Interested participants can reserve their space by emailing info@arisc.org. Please include the title of the session you are interested in attending, your name, contact information, and research interests in the email. Please include a note about what you would like to discuss with the group during the call. Additional information about meeting URL, login, and other details about joining the discussion will be sent in a confirmation email. Participants will need a computer/mobile device with internet connection, speakers/earphones, and microphone. Cameras are optional.

Sessions are free and open to all.

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, or status as a covered veteran.

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USA


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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November 5, 2021

ARISC Panel: Strategizing Academic Placement

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) invites you to attend the 2021 Forum on Strategizing

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May 7, 2021

2021 ARISC Alt-Academic Professional Development Forum

DATE: Friday, May 7, 2021TIME: 9am PDT/11am CDT/12pm EDT/5pm BST/8pm South Caucasus The American Research

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August 7, 2020

ARISC Panel: Accessing Materials in Libraries and Archives in the Time of COVID-19

DATE: Friday, August 7, 2020 TIME: 9am PDT/11am CDT/12pm EDT/5pm BST/8pm South Caucasus Many library

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July 29, 2020

Roundtable: Research in the South Caucasus in the Time of COVID-19 & Beyond

Wednesday, July 29, 20208pm South Caucasus/ 12pm eastern US/ 11am central US The COVID-19 global

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June 18, 2019

Teaching the South Caucasus: A Workshop for College and University Educators

June 18-21, 2019University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Preliminary Schedule The American Research Institute of the

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April 13, 2019

The South Caucasus Region: Crossroads of Societies & Polities. An Assessment of Research Perspectives in Post-Soviet Times

Saturday, April 13, 20191.00 – 4.15pm17 Apache room Chairs: Alvaro Higueras, David Berikashvili and Isabelle

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Virtual


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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November 5, 2021

ARISC Panel: Strategizing Academic Placement

The American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC) invites you to attend the 2021 Forum on Strategizing

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GIS from the Ground Up: Introducing Geospatial Tools for Archaeological Research

In this virtual seminar series, international practitioners presented on a different GIS technique each week

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