LINGUIST List 25.2845

Mon Jul 07 2014

Calls: Writing Systems/Georgia

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 07-Jul-2014
From: Anna Meskhi <>
Subject: Cretan Graphic & Babylonian Astro-Chronological Systems in Georgian Alphabet and Monuments
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Full Title: Cretan Graphic & Babylonian Astro-Chronological Systems in Georgian Alphabet and Monuments

Date: 09-Oct-2014 - 11-Oct-2014
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Contact Person: Raul Gvetadze Nino Guramishvili
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Writing Systems

Call Deadline: 25-Aug-2014

Meeting Description:

The Conference aims to discuss the Georgian Asomtavruli Alphabet as a highly complex system of mathematical, geometric, astronomical, chronological and religious systems concealed in the interpenetrating layers of the alphabetic mechanism. Presenters will also focus on the analysis of various artifacts concerning ancient scholarship, and the scope of their geographical spread.

It is also the purpose of the Conference to direct the attention of world scholars towards the necessity of carrying out a systemic examination of the knowledge encoded in the alphabet. The latter embraces not only the Georgian writing scrip, but also the world's writing systems and huge scientific lore accumulated in the history of mankind.

Working languages: Georgian, English, Russian

Call for Papers:

The topics of the conference include, but are not limited to the following:

- Georgian Asomtavruli as a complex writing system
- Georgian Asomtavruli and astronomy
- Georgian Asomtavruli and exact sciences (mathematics, geometry, chronology)
- Georgian Asomtavruli and ancient writing systems (Sumerian, Egyptian, Cretan, Phoenician, etc.)
- Georgian Asomtavruli - its origin and dating
- Georgian Asomtavruli and archaeology

Other Fields:

- Paleography
- Kartvelology
- Assyriology
- Archaeology
- Archeo-astronomy
- Ancient history
- Archaic Mathematics
- Folklore

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Volume: Not more than 300 words in English
Font size: Sylfaen 12
Spacing: 1,5
Format: MS Word and PDF

Important Dates:

Deadline for abstract submission: August 25, 2014
Deadline for poster submission: September 5, 2014
Notification on abstract acceptance: September 10, 2014

Page Updated: 07-Jul-2014