Mednarodna konferenca: Archival Studies, Source Studies, Antiquity Studies – Trends and Modern Challenges

KDAJ? od četrtka 1. septembra do sobote 3. septembra 2016

KJE? Tbilisi, Gruzija


The National Archives of Georgia serve the political, economic, scientific and cultural interests of the country.  It represents the largest archival institution and is a rich source of solutions for humanitarian and technical issues.  Historically important documents and manuscripts, preserved in the archives, are the most basic and the most precious part of the Cultural Heritage of Georgia.

The National Archives of Georgia were founded on April 23, 1920, and were combined with the documents of the National Archival Fund Foundation for the major part of that century.  It was and remains the main center of the preservation and research of the old documents, manuscripts, audio and visual media, sketches, cartographical materials e.g. maps, various examples of art, emigrations archives, archives of the Soviet period, works of Georgian scientists and artists, nomenclature of modern institutions and many other collections.

The main objective of the archives, in addition to the preservation of the rich archival collection and ease of access to such documentation, is to study the collections and create a solid scientific base.

The National Archives actively responded to the challenges of the modern era as shown by the innovations implemented in this institution during the last years.  These innovations include the beginnings of a rather complicated process for moving the archives into a system, completing the data base by a new method, and also enable the increase of scientific potential.

In relation to all the above-mentioned topics, for the first time this year, the National Archives of Georgia is planning to organize the International Conference on “Archival Studies, Source Studies, Antiquity Studies: Tendencies and Problems”.  The goal of the conference is to bring together foreign scientists to broaden communication, to discuss issues of source and antiquity studies in the Archives’ space, to share knowledge and experience by means of electronic databases and to carry out the scientific innovations.

The conference package foresees small educational programs as well, which will be held in the framework of the plenary sessions (informative lectures, Georgian culture in certain aspects of the materials preserved at the archives, electronic archives and others). The Conference will attract an international audience of academic and practitioners. The Contributor will be encouraged to highlight the theoretical insights and practical implications to a multi-disciplinary audience that is attracted to new, informative ideas.

Call for papers

The Conference will focus on a broad range of topics related to any discipline or subjects relevant to the conference themes.  The Conference organizers invite papers, abstracts and presentation proposals relevant to any of the following or related subjects which would be appropriate for presentations:

  • Archival studies, source studies, history
  • Art history
  • Philology (textual criticism/study)
  • Ethnography
  • Cartography
  • Restoration/Conservation
  • Digitalization of archive manuscripts and digital archives
  • Management of cultural heritage

Abstracts submission Guidelines:

Deadline for submitting abstracts is May 31 (maximum of 500 words)!
June 17  – Notification of abstract acceptance

The abstracts should be submitted to the following email:;

You will find soon more information and register your attendance promptly through the following link:

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Tbilisi in September!

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