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Perception of Caucasus in Myths and Literature from Antiquity till Contemporaneity

The Institute of Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia) in collaboration with Friedrich Schiller University of Jena (Germany) is pleased to announce the Call for Papers of the International Conference “Perception of Caucasus in Myths and Literature from Antiquity till Contemporaneity” to be held in Tbilisi (Georgia) on September 20-22, 2023. The Conference is funded by LEPL – Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and continues the tradition of joint conferences of Tbilisi State University and the University of Jena. 


The Conference invites proposals exploring historical, literary, cultural and, in general, anthropological aspects of the perception of Caucasus in mythology, epigraphic and historiographic sources, different literary genres from ancient times to our days. Senior scholars, early career researchers and graduate students are kindly invited to take part in the Conference. 


The working languages of the Conference: English, German, French, Modern Greek and Georgian. Papers in Latin are also welcome. 


The Conference Registration fee: 100 € (for students 50 €). 


The papers should not exceed 20 minutes in length.  Presentations will be followed by 10-minute discussion. The abstracts of the papers (between 300 and 600 words) should be sent to the following e-mail: from March 1 till April 30, 2023. The authors will be notified of the Scientific Committee’s decision in two weeks after submitting the proposal. 


The Conference Programme will be circulated till May 31, 2023. The selected papers will be published after blind peer-review in the annual journal Phasis. Greek and Roman Studies (indexed in ERIH-PLUS) by the Institute of Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. 


Along with the abstract the following information about the author should be provided:

 Personal information (first name, last name):

 Affiliation and position:

 Contact data (phone and email):


Questions may be directed to the following e-mail address: