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Full Title: 3rd International Congress of Caucasiologists

Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Start Date: 23-Oct-2013 - 26-Oct-2013
Contact: Maka Tetradze
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://caucasiology.tsu.ge/congress/
Meeting Description: 3rd International Congress of Caucasiologists
Multiculturalism and Tolerance in the Caucasus

Organized by

Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University
Faculty of Humanities
Institute of Caucasiology

Venue: Tbilisi, Georgia
Dates: October 23-26, 2013

The aim of Caucasiologists’ 3rd international congress ‘Multiculturalism and Tolerance in the Caucasus’ is to discuss the Caucasus as a particular region in terms of multiculturalism; To highlight the lingua-cultural model of the unity of the peoples in the Caucasus including of three principal components: 1. Ibero-Caucasian; 2. Areal Caucasian; 3. Paleo-Caucasian.

Congress topics are defined in the framework of the cultural diversity and tolerance in the Caucasus including but not limited to:

I. The Caucasus: self-identity
II. Issues of interrelationship between traditional culture and human rights of the peoples in the Caucasus
III. Linguistic and cultural diversity in the Caucasus region and tolerance
IV. Cultural diversity of the Caucasus region and globalization


Cultural studies

Conference registration fee: $40
Linguistic Subfield: Historical Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Anthropological Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.2151

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