Virtual WiP: Caucasus in the Russian Revolution and Civil War

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are proud to present the 12th talk of the 2020 Spring Series of the Tbilisi Works-in-Progress series, now celebrating its 10th year! This is one of several “10th Year Anniversary Talks” in which we are inviting return presentations by those who took part in the first season back in Spring 2010.

Given the continuing COVID19 situation, we will once again hold the Works-in-Progress session virtually. The meeting link will be posted on the WiP Facebook page on the day of the talk. Alternatively, please RSVP to georgia[at] to receive the meeting link.

“The Caucasus in the Russian Revolution and Civil War”

by Sarah Slye, University of Cambridge

Date: June 17, 2020, 18:30
Virtual venue: RSVP to georgia[at]

Considering the complexity of factors and variety of perspectives involved, is it possible—or even reasonable—to reconstruct a regional narrative for historical developments in the Caucasus 1917 to 1921? In her presentation Sarah Slye will discuss how she answers this question in her dissertation, which is—at long last—nearing completion.

Sarah Slye is a PhD student in History at the University of Cambridge

Although this presentation will take place in virtual format, in observation of the spirit of the Chatham House Rule to which the series generally adheres, the talk will not be recorded and we courteously request that the other participants refrain from recording and/or distributing it as well.

WiP is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place at the new office of CRRC at Liziko Kavtaradze St. 1. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.