A new Online Lecture Series of the Institute of Iranian Studies and the Kaukasusforum at the Austrian Academy of Sciences

The online lecture series provides a new cross-disciplinary forum for academic conversations and exchange on Caucasus Studies. It offers an opportunity for a broad academic public to engage with the current research of scholars at various career stages. Adopting an inclusive approach, the “Caucasus Studies” webinar series is open to fields and themes ranging from philology and linguistics to history and social sciences and from antiquity to the contemporary period.

The lectures of the academic year 2022-23 are organized by Giorgio Rota and Paolo Sartori.


12 October 2022, 17:00
The Russo-Persian and Russo-Ottoman Wars and Their Impact on the Caucasus Region in the 19th Century        
Dr. Giorgi Sanikidze | Ilia State University - Tbilisi, Georgia

16 November 2022, 17:00
What was the secret of the success of the early modern New Julfa Armenian trade diaspora?
Prof. Edmund Herzig | Oxford University

14 December 2022, 17:00
Georgian Hagiography and its Development Through the Centuries
Dr. Gaga Shurgaia | University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’

11 January 2023, 17:00
Greek script in the northern Caucasus
Dr. Andrej Vinogradov | Higher School of Economics, Moscow

28. Februar 2023, 17:00
Wrestling with History: An Analysis of the Karabakh Conflict in Armenian and Azerbaijani State Discourses
Dr. Naira Sahakyan | Armenian Genocide Museum Institute

8. März 2023, 17:00
Embattled Dreamlands. The Politics of Contesting Memory between Asia Minor and Karabakh
Dr. David Leupold | Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

3. Mai 2023, 17:00
Persianate Poetics and “Poetic Cinema”: The Soviet Literary Biopic Before and After Parajanov
Dr. Samuel Hodgkin | Yale University