Iv.Javakhishvili INSTITUTE OF HISTORY. AND ETHNO.

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V. Goiladze: ONE ACCOUNT OF THEOPHILACT SIMOKATTA ABOUT KOLKHIS

SUMMARY
 

There is the account existent in VII-th century Bizantian author’s Theophilact Simokatta’s work “History” (This account was unknown till nowadays for Georgian historiography). This account, about kolkhi’s chiefs and 300 000 kolkhis killed by Turks is partly exaggerated, but it depicts historical reality.

At about 558 (or bit lately 562) the Jujans run from central Asia (they were known as Avars in Eastern Europe) devastated Ogors lived eastern beach of Azov sea. After this the Jujans killed Kolkhis and population lived on North-eastern beathch of Black sea. This was depicted in Theophilact Simokatta’s “History”. After this Kolkhi’s territory occupied Zikhs (Jiks). This is depicted georgian “Life of Vakhtang Gorgasali” and foreign Prokopios Kesarian written sources.

The results received by analyze of Theophilact Simokatta’s account confirms that the North-eastern beach of the Black Sea was territory of Georgian tribes in VI-th century (and in next times too). This territory was the part of the culture of Mtkvar-Araksi. All denoted agreed that the river Kuban was the North-western range of Lazika.  

February 4, 2009 Posted by | 1. INSTITUTE, History of Middle Ages Georgia | Leave a comment

Mary Chkhartishvili: Saint George of Mtatsmnida and Markers of Georgian Identity in 11th c

In the process of national consolidation an important role belongs to the outstanding public workers personifying principal interests of the given community. They are able to channel national ideas and solidarity sentiments of their fellow countrymen.

Their activity in cultural, political spheres predetermines acuteness and durability of the national identity markers.

The detailed case study presented in the paper shows that Saint George of Mtatsminda had played decisive role in national consolidation of Georgians in 11th c. He directed his efforts to eliminate social partitions within the Georgian in-group, to sharpen features of national character, to elaborate ideal of national dignity.
Ascetic mode of life and viewing native country from certain distance allowed the Saint Father to play such role of social catalyst. The obtained data apparently reveal general feature of human communitydevelopment: the main actors of national formation processes as usual are saints.

February 4, 2009 Posted by | 1. INSTITUTE, History of Middle Ages Georgia | Leave a comment

Structure of the Institute of History

DirectorVazha Kiknadze, Dr., Historical Sciences, Professor.

Vice-DirectorTeimuraz Jojua

Vice-Director in International RelationsDavit Matsaberidze

Administration   6 co-workers

  • Chancellor – Nino Gigani
  • Monitor – Nodar Babutsidze
  • Accountant – Nina Ugulava
  • Assistant of Accountant – Irma Devdariani
  • Lawyer – Irakli Gulbatashvili
  • Web-Site Administrator – Malkhaz (Mamuka) Dumbadze

Department:

  • Department of Ancient History 6 co-workers

Head of Department/ Main Scientific Researcher – Irine Tatishvili, Dr.Historical Sciences, Professor

  • Main Scientific Researcher – Giorgi Khavtaradze
  • Main Scientific Researcher – Manana Khidasheli
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Manana Khvedelidze
  • Scientific Researcher – Nino Charekhishvili
  • Scientific Researcher – Nana Bakhsoliani
  • Department of History of Medieval Georgia and Source Study – 13 co-workers

Head of Department/ Main Scientific Researcher – Mariam Chkhartishvili, Dr.Historical Sciences,                         Professor

  • Main Scientific Researcher – Vakhtang Goiladze
  • Main Scientific Researcher – Giorgi Anchabadze
  • Main Scientific Researcher – Tamaz Beradze
  • Main Scientific Researcher – Eka Kvachantiradze
  • Main Scientific Researcher – Lela Pataridze
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Alexandre Tvaradz
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Marine Qadagidze
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Davit Merkviladze
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Medea Gogoladze
  • Scientific Researcher – Rusudan Labadze
  • Scientific Researcher – Papuna Gabisonia
  • Scientific Researcher – Giorgi Cheishvili
  • Department of Modern and Contemporary History – 14 co-workers

Head of Department/ Main Scientific Researcher – Avtandil Songulashvili, Dr.Historical Sciences, Professor

  • Main Scientific Researcher – Dodo Chumburidze
  • Main Scientific Researcher – Eldar Bubulashvili
  • Main Scientific Researcher – Giorgi Saitidze
  • Main Scientific Researcher – Nikoloz Javakishvili
  • Main Scientific Researcher – Lela Miqiashvili
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Gia Gelashvili
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Shota Vadachkoria
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Lola Saralidze
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Khatuna Khokhrashvili
  • Scientific Researcher – Mzia Tkavashvili
  • Scientific Researcher – Tsatsa Chkartishvili
  • Scientific Researcher – Irine Arabidze
  • Scientific Researcher – Shorena Murusidze

 

  • Department of Ethnology of Georgia – 11 co-workers

Head of Department/ Main Scientific Researcher – Ketevan Khutsishvili, Dr.Historical Sciences, Professor

  • Main Scientific Researcher – Nino Abakelia
  • Main Scientific Researcher – Nino Mindadze
  • Main Scientific Researcher – Giorgi Gotsiridze
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Khatuna Ioseliani
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Rozeta Gujejiani
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Nino Gambashidze
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Nino Chirgadze
  • Scientific Researcher – Lela Nebieridze
  • Scientific Researcher – Ketevan Alaverdashvili
  • Scientific Researcher – Tea Khamushadze

 

  • Department of Ethnology of Caucasus – 7 co-workers

 

Head of Department/ Scientific Researcher – Roland Topchishvili, Dr.Historical Sciences, Professor

  • Scientific Researcher – Salome Bakhia-Oqruashvili
  • Scientific Researcher – Lavrenti Janiashvili
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Natia Jalabadze
  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Irma Kvashilava
  • Scientific Researcher – Joni Kvitsiani
  • Scientific Researcher – Malkhaz Toria
    • Laboratory of Anthropological Researches – 4 co-workers

Head of Laboratory/Senior Scientific Researcher – Liana Bitadze, Ph.D. of Biological Sciences, Dr. of Historical Sciences

  • Senior Scientific Researcher – Vladimer Aslanishvili
  • Scientific Researcher – Shorena Laliashvili
  • Scientific Researcher – Davit Chitanava

       Library – 4 co-workers

Head of Library – Shalva Gloveli, Dr. of Historical Sciences

Chief Bibliographer – Mariam Elizbarashvili

Senior Bibliographer – Maia Merebashvili

Operator – Mariam Butikashvili 

      Reading Hall – 2 co-workers 

Librarian – Leila Khurtsia

Librarian – Natia Abashidze 

     Historical and Ethological Archival Fund – 3 co-workers;  

Responsible Person – Nikoloz Gurgenidze

Archivarius – Sopio Andguladze

Operator – Ana Ruadze

     Technical Staff – 5 co-workers

  • Cleaning/Maintenance – Mzeqala Khanashvili
  • Cleaning/Maintenance – Luiza Khizanishvili
  • Guard – Zurab Babutsidze
  • Guard – Givi Babutsidze
  • Guard – Mikheil Khavtaradze

January 14, 2009 Posted by | Structure | Comments Off on Structure of the Institute of History

Sceintific Council

Scientific Council

(Elected on July 23, 2007)

Chairman of Council – Tamaz Beradze – Dr. of Historical Sciences, Professor, Main Scientific Researcher at the Department of History of Medieval Georgia and Source Study.  

Vice-Chairman of Council – Avtandil Songulashvili – Dr. of Historical Sciences, Professor, Main Scientific Researcher at the Department of Modern and Contemporary History. 

Members of Council:

   

 

    Mariam Chkhartishvili Dr. of Historical Sciences, Professor, Head of Department of History of Medieval Georgia and Source Study, Main Scientific Researcher 

 

    Manana Khidasheli Dr. of Historical Sciences, Main Scientific Researcher, Department of Ancient                                                                                                                        History 

 

    Giorgi Saitidze Dr.Historical Sciences, Professor, Main Scientific Researcher, Department of Modern and Contemporary Histor 

 

    Nino Mindadze Dr. of Historical Sciences, Main Scientific Researcher, Department of Ethnology of Georgi 

 

    Khatuna Ioseliani Ph. D. Historical Sciences, Senior Scientific Research, Department of Ethnology of Georgi 

 

    Secretary of Council Lola Saralidze – Ph. D. Historical Sciences, Senior Scientific Research , Department of Modern and Contemporary History.  

January 14, 2009 Posted by | Sceintific Council | Leave a comment

Department

Department of History of Old Countries

Head of Department/Senior Research Fellow- Irine Tatishvili
Senior Research Fellow- Giorgi Qavtaradze
Senior Research Fellow- Manana Khidasheli
Senior Research Fellow- Manan Khvedelidze
Research Fellow – Nino Chareqashvili
Research Fellow – Nana Bakhsoliani

Department of History of Middle Ages Georgia

Head of Department/Senior Research Fellow- Mariam Chkhartishvili
Senior Research Fellow- Giorgi Anchabadze
Senior Research Fellow – Tamaz Beradze
Senior Research Fellow – Vakhtang Goiladze
Senior Research Fellow – Eka Kvachantiradze
Leading Research Fellow – Medea Gogoladze
Leading Research Fellow – Alexandre Tvaradze
Leading Research Fellow – Davit Merkviladze
Leading Research Fellow – Marine Qadagidze
Research Fellow – Rusudan Labadze
Research Fellow – Giorgi Cheishvili
Research Fellow – Papuna Gabisonia

Department of Modern History

Head of Department/Senior Research Fellow- Avtandil Songulashvili
Senior Research Fellow- Eldar Bubulashvili
Senior Research Fellow- Giorgi Saitidze
Senior Research Fellow- Dodo Chumburidze
Senior Research Fellow-Nikoloz Javakishvili
Senior Research Fellow-Lela Miqiashvili
Senior Research Fellow – Gia Gelashvili
Senior Research Fellow – Shota Vadachkoria
Senior Research Fellow – Lola Saralidze
Senior Research Fellow – Katuna Khokhrashvili
Research Fellow – Irine Arabidze
Research Fellow – Shorena Murusidze
Research Fellow – Mzia Tkavashvili
Research Fellow – Tsatsa Chkhartishvili

Department of Ethnography of Georgia

Head of Department/Senior Research Fellow- Ketevan Kutsishvili
Senior Research Fellow- Nino Abakelia
Senior Research Fellow – Giorgi Gotsiridze
Senior Research Fellow – Nino Mindadze
Senior Research Fellow – Rozeta Gujejiani
Senior Research Fellow – Katuna Ioseliani
Senior Research Fellow – Nino Gambashidze
Senior Research Fellow – Nino Chirgadze
Research Fellow – Lela Nebieridze
Research Fellow – Tea Kamushadze
Research Fellow – Ketevan Alaverdashvili

Department of Ethnology of Caucasus

Head of Department/Senior Research Fellow- Roland Topchishvili
Senior Research Fellow- Salome Bakhia-Oqruashvili
Senior Research Fellow- Lavrenti Janiashvili
Leading Research Fellow – Irma Kvashilava
Leading Research Fellow – Natia Jalabadze
Research Fellow – Malkhaz Toria
Research Fellow – Joni Kvitsiani

Laboratory of Anthropological Researches\

Head of Laboratory/Senior Research Fellow- Liana Bitadze
Senior Research Fellow – Vladimer Aslanishvili
Research Fellow – Shorena Laliashvili
Research Fellow – Davit Chitanava

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administration

Director – Vazha Kiknadze, Dr., Historical Sciences, Professor.
Vice-Director – Teimuraz Jojua
Vice-Director in International Relations – Davit Matsaberidze
Chancellor – Nino Gigani
Monitor – Nodar Babutsidze
Accountant – Nina Ugulava
Assistant of Accountant – Irma Devdariani
Lawyer – Irakli Gulbatashvili
Web-Site Administrator – Malkhaz (Mamuka) Dumbadze

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