Caucasus Studies

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

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

Following events in this series:

8 February 2023, 7.00 pm
Dr. Naira Sahakyan | Armenian Genocide Museum Institute

8 March 2023, 7.00 pm
Dr. David Leupold | Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin

12 April 2023, 7.00 pm
Dr. Samuel Hodgkin | Yale University

10 May 2023, 7.00 pm
Dr. Irine Koshoridze | Chief Curator of the Oriental collections, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi

14 June 2023, 7.00 pm
Dr. Anna Sirinian | University of Bologna