IRES Institutet för Rysslands- och Eurasienstudier

UCRS creates a network for academics researching Caucasus region

2016-11-22

On 28-29 November UCRS is hosting an inaugural workshop for the creation of interdisciplinary network for the scholars in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania whose academic work relates the Caucasus region (North and South Caucasus).

During the last decade the Caucasus has increasingly become a popular and important region for academics worldwide focusing on, among other things, issues such as state- and nation building, conflict resolution, geo-politics, forced and voluntary migration, and Europeanization processes. This trend is noticeable in the Nordic and Baltic countries as well, but on a much smaller scale since, as a field of academic study, Caucasus studies is still generally underdeveloped in this part of the world. In order to more efficiently capitalize on the academic assets that do exist in many universities and research institutes in the Nordic and Baltic countries in this emerging field of studies on 28-29 November UCRS is hosting an inaugural workshop for the creation of interdisciplinary network for the scholars in Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania whose academic work relates the Caucasus region (North and South Caucasus).  On 28 November, the Caucasus-related research was presented while today, November 29, the discussions are being held on the goals, uses and institutionalization of such the network.  

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