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    TSU Center for Kartvelian Studies through the financial support of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia and the International Association for the Promotion of Georgian Studies is eager to announce the contest for the selection of the participants for the International Winter School for Kartvelian/Georgian Studies - 2019.

    The main goal of the seasonal school project is the advancement of the knowledge of the youth interested in the field of Kartvelian study as well as to introduce and promote the recent scholarly researches and the adaptation of the audience with the circles of scholars. The main aim of the project is to develop written, verbal and other skills as well as to raise the interest towards Kartvelian disciplines.

    The Winter School was founded in 2015. Since 2018 it has gained status as an international project as foreign lecturers and students were participating in it (Japan, The Czech Republic, Russia, France). The novelty distinguishing the project from the previous seasonal schools was the following: along with the youngsters, students and high school students living in Georgia, the project enabled the citizens of other countries, as well as Georgians living abroad, being fluent in Georgian and interested in Kartvelian Studies, to participate in the project. In case of winning, foreign students involved in the contest along the ones of Georgian origin had an opportunity to integrate themselves with Georgian students and scholarly circles that would promote an active involvement of Georgians living abroad into the intellectual activity of our country.

    The first stage of the project involves a contest for papers in Kartvelian studies. The aim of the contest is to select youngsters interested in the given field. The applicants should work on a specific relevant topic, create scientific reviews and submit their works electronically to the organizational committee.

    The participant of International Winter School - 2019 should be able to submit the informational-work or a survey essay (not exceeding 6 printing pages: script – Sylfaen; size -12; space between lines - 1).

    The topic of the essay should be on the following disciplines:


    ▶Georgian History (starting from ancient period through 19th century);
    ▶Georgian Language and its Dialects;
    ▶Georgian Literature (up to the literary processes of the 19th century);
    ▶Georgian Archeology;
    ▶Georgian-European and Georgian-Eastern Cultural and Literary Relationships;
    ▶Georgian Folklore and Georgian Ethnography;
    ▶The History of Georgian Philosophy.


    The materials submitted electronically are classified according to scientific fields, sent to the experts in particular fields and subject to blind review.

    Through the selection of the 20-25 best works of the contestants, the team of experts will be able to reveal the genuine team of the participants for the seasonal project – The International Winter School for Kartvelian/Georgian Studies - 2019.

    At the second stage of the project the members will have to convene in late February, 2019 (21.02.2019-28.02.2019) and in a week time will be camped at the hotel where the study process will take place. Accommodation as well as boarding will be provided for them, the lectures will be conducted by the leading specialists from various universities and institutes. At the end of the lectures the discussion of the works of the participants will take place. Various social and cultural activities are also planned within the framework of the project.

    The final event of the International Winter School in Kartvelian/Georgian Studies - 2019 during which the results of the school feedback will be estimated, will take place in Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The participants of the project will be granted relevant certificates and presents. The authors of a prominent works will be awarded a monetary reward under the name of eminent scholar of Kartvelian Studies Heinz Fähnrich.

    The best works made by the participants of the project will be sent to a publishing team ensuring the release of some of them (no more than 10) electronically.

    . Those who are interested in the participation of The International Winter School 2019 should fill out and then submit the application form (See the web page: (http://www.kartvfund.org.ge) along with the work and the copy of their ID electronically on the following address not later than January 15: zamtrisskola@gmail.com



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