Conference aims to create a platform within which researchers interested in postcolonial themes can express their positions, exchange ideas and findings, and lead productive discussions. The aim of the conference is also to facilitate dialogue between representatives of different disciplines (philology, philosophy, cultural studies, architecture, music, film studies, etc.) who are interested in postcolonial studies. The conference organizers hope that the exchange of views between representatives of different disciplines will contribute to the development of postcolonial research on Georgia and the Caucasus region in general.
About the event
Georgia is a postcolonial country; These political and economic processes have been accompanied by the dynamic process of reinterpretation of the colonial and Soviet past. However, the post-Soviet period did not turn out to be easy.
Against this background, interdisciplinary postcolonial studies are of particular importance. What is the postcolonial heritage manifested in? Which areas of culture can we talk about in the postcolonial context? What characterizes the process of reception of the colonial/totalitarian period in the increasingly globalized world? Is it possible to explain past or present experiences with postcolonial research models and approaches? What trends can we identify in the processes of reinterpretation of the colonial / Soviet heritage? How do we imagine our development: by the reinterpretation of the colonial / Soviet heritage, its rejection or acceptance? In the light of recent developments following questions are becoming increasingly important: what is the role of the intellectual in the process of rethinking postcolonial legacy? What kind of moral responsibility might be connected to this role? How is it possible to resist reactivated imperialistic discourses and to overcome them?
CANDIDATES WILLING TO PARTICIPATE AT THE CONFERENCE
PARTICIPATION IN THE CONFERENCE IS FREE.
Those wishing to participate in the conference should send abstracts to the following address: email@example.com
In the abstract the following information should be included:
- Academic status and academic degree of speaker
- Name of University and Faculty / Research Center
- Title of the report
- Personal website address (on the institution’s website)
- Contact information: Email/Phone number
The abstract submitted for consideration should represent original work that has not been published elsewhere.
The abstract of the report should be submitted in MS Word format in Georgian or English (font – Sylfaen, font size – 12, spacing between lines – 1,15, approx. 300 words).
The deadline for submission of abstracts is July 31st, 2023.
Authors will be notified of acceptance by August 5, 2023 at the latest.
The detailed program will be sent to the conference participants one month in advance via Email.
Papers presented at the conference will be published in 2024 in the edited volume “Interdisciplinary Postcolonial Studies,” vol. 2, Tbilisi: East European University.
Prof. Giorgi Tavadze (East European University)
Prof. Anatoly Oleksiyenko (The Educational University of Hong Kong)
Assoc. Prof. Tamar Chokoraia (Caucasus University)
Assoc. Prof. Irakli Chkhaidze (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University)
Giorgi Arkania (The Centre For Contemporary History)
Nikoloz Sarajishvili (The Centre For Contemporary History)
Contact person: Prof. Giorgi Tavadze (Varlam Cherkezishvili Center for Interdisciplinary Studies, East European University)