Conference "Looking Back and Ahead: An Insight into the Iranian Influence in the Caucasus" Tbilissi 1-2/10/2014

Conference: Looking Back and Ahead : An Insight Into the Iranian Influence in the Caucasus

October 1 & 2, 2014

Photographs of the conference

organized jointly by the Institute of oriental studies of Ilia University (Tbilissi) and the Observatoire du Caucase/IFEA (Baku)

Venue: 1, Acad. G. Tsereteli St., Ilia State University, Building G, Hall 106

Organizational Committee:
Adeline Braux, George Sanikidze


With the Support of
Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation
Institut français d'études anatoliennes/Observatoire du Caucase (Baku)
Institut français de Géorgie
Cultural Department of the Embassy of Iran in Georgia
Service de coopération et d'action culturelle de l'Ambassade de France en Arménie
Service de coopération et d'action culturelle de l'Ambassade de France en Iran

P r o gr am m e


October 1


10.00-12.30
Chair: George Sanikidze

Welcome Addresses
Academician Thomas V. Gamkrelidze– Head of the Scientific Council of the G. Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies
Giga Zedania– Rector of Ilia State University


Tea Shurgaia – The Reception of Persian Literature by Georgian Translators: Tendencies, Challenges, Perspectives (20th-21thc.)
Irina Koshoridze - Oriental Buildings in the Caucasus (18th-19thc.)
Hossein Razavi Borqei - The First Persian Language Medical Textbook in Tbilisi
Grigol Beradze – From Tabriz to Tiflis with an Easel in Hand: On Some Iranian Artists Who Studied in Tbilisi (Late 19th – Early 20th c.)

12.30-13.30 – Lunch

13.30-15.30

Chair: Grigol Beradze

Timirlan Aytberov – Dagestani Military Campaigns of Nadir Shah in Dagestani Arabic  Sources
Irina Natchkebia– The Role of Eastern Georgia in Napoleon’s Persian Policy in Early 19 th Century (According to French Archives)
Ali Dehbashi– Tbilisi in Persian Itineraries and Through Enlightened Iranians
Marina Alexidze– Members of Qajar Family in Tbilisi


15.30-16.00- Coffee-break
16.00-18.00


Chair: Clément Therme

Florence Hellot-Bellier– The Attraction of Georgia for Christian Assyro-Chaldeans of Iran
Manana Kvachadze– Tats in Georgia: One Hundred Years of Migration and Settlement
Solmaz Tohidi-Rustamova- The Iranian Community in Azerbaijan: A Historical Insight and New Steps in Its Formation
Babak Rezvani - Fereydani Georgian Ethnic identity: Emic Coherence, Hegemonic and non-Hegemonic representations of Identity
Nikoloz Nakhutsrishvili – Iranians in Post-Soviet Georgia


19.00 -21.00
Reception (For participants of the Conference)


October 2
10.00-13.00


Chair: Adeline Braux, Head of the Observatory of the Caucasus (Baku)


Bernard Hourcade– The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Caucasus: Looking for Partners and /or Buffer Zones
Rudik F. Yaralyan- Ethnopolitical Aspects of Azeri-Kurdish Relations in the Framework of Nowadays’ Regional Developments
Clément Therme- Iranian Foreign Policy Towards the South Caucasus: Between Revolutionary Ideals and Realpolitik
Ceyhun Mahmudlu- The Role of Iran in the Peace-Building Process in Nagorno Karabakh Conflict
George Sanikidze – Iran and Georgia: Challenges for regional Policy in the 21stc.

For abstracts and bios see: http://www.institutfrancais.ge/fr/universites/actualites/2998

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