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International Scientific Conference on “Prospects of Developing Georgian-Ossetian Relations”

On 13-15 October, 2023 IX International Scientific Conference on “Prospects of Developing
Georgian-Ossetian Relations” will be organized by the Scientific-Research Centre of Georgian-
Ossetian Relations at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University.

IX International Conference is dedicated to writer, teacher, translator, cleric of Telavi to the founder and first rector of the seminary, Gaios Rector (1746- 1821).
Plenary Session:

Topics of the reports:
The conference will host 6 different sections:
1. Literary studies, linguistics, lexicology;
2. Study of folklore, ethnology, history, archaeology, architecture;
3. Philosophy, ethics, religion;
4. Culture and art;
5. Interdisciplinary researches;
6. Mass media and mass communication.
The Round Table for students and young scientists.
The goal of the Conference
The goal of the international scientific conference on “Prospects of Developing Georgian-
Ossetian Relations” is to facilitate advancing the Georgian-Ossetian relations to the new stage
and to promote modern interdisciplinary researches.
Scientists, young researchers, representatives of the Government and non-governmental
organizations, representatives of international organizations, conflictologists, experts, researchers
of humanitarian and social-political sciences will attend and participate in the conference.
Subject areas:

Folklore, Literature, Linguistics, History, Philosophy, Religion, Archaeology,  architecture,
Ethnology, Cultural Studies, Art studies, Conflicts, Media, and Migration.
Conference languages:
Georgian, Ossetian, English, Russian
Time limits:
Presentation – 15 minutes
Discussion – 10 min
Format of Participation in the Conference:
Presenting in person/no presence
To participate in the Conference, please, send the Application Form and a thesis before 10
September 2023 to the following e-mail address:
The Tentative Program of the Conference:
12  October – Arrival/meeting of the guests
13 October - Conference opening, welcome speeches, Opening of the exhibition ‘From the
history of Georgian-Ossetian Relations”
Plenary session;
Working in sections:
14 October – Working in sections; Visiting the ethnographic museum: the Ossetian House;
15 October - Cultural Program: Excursion in Kakheti to attend the folk festival Kostaoba
(Village Areshferani, Lagodekhi District)
16 October – Seeing off the guests.
Rule of submission theses:
Font: Sylfaen, Times New Roman
Size: 12
Space: 1,5
Length: maximum 1 page (250 words)
Present theses in Georgian (or Russian) and English.

Abstracts will be sent for review to the Conference Organizing Committee.
You will be informed about including your thesis in the Conference Program on September 15,
Registration is free for conference presenters.

The Conference theses and presentations made at the conference will be published.
Conference participants will be awarded certificates.
Contact details of the Organizing Committee:
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Scientific-Research Center of Georgian-Ossetian
Relations, Tbilisi, 55 Ketevan Tsamebuli Street, Room N 115.
Contact Person: Naira Bepiev
Tel.:  +995 599 10 11 64