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November 2-9 2009
Florence Italy

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In addition visit Foundation Romualdo Del Bianco

 

 

 

 

Plenary Session

 

1

Paolo del Bianco, President of Fondazione Romualdo del Bianco. Florence

 

 

Thomas V. Gamkrelidze, President of Georgian National Academy of Sciences; Georgia

 

2

Giuli Alasania, Intern.Black Sea University, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, University of Georgia

 

3

Marika Didebulidze, Director of G. Chubinashvili National Research Centre for Georgian Art History and Monuments Protection. Georgia

 

4

Gia Bughadze, Rector of Tbilisi State Academy of Art 

 

 

 

 

 

Section "Cultural Studies"

 

5

Giuli Alasania, Intern.Black Sea University, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, University of Georgia

Georgia and the West

6

Thomas V. Gamkrelidze, President of Georgian National Academy of Sciences. Georgia

Georgia: Europe or Asia?

7

Frank Tremmel, Lile e.V. German-Caucasian Society. Germany

Georgian Anthropology between Primordial Picture and Creative Act

8

Zaal Andronikashvili, Ilia Chavchavadze State University. Georgia

Georgia as a Border Space - Views from Europe

9

Barbara Shellewald, University of Basel. Switzerland

The Rhetoric of Images about 1200

10

Nino Abakelia, Ilia Chavchavadze State university. Georgia

On Cosmological Concepts and Archaic Symbols in Georgian Mythic-ritual System

11

Lia Tsuladze, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

Youth Culture in Modern Georgia - A Case of Westernization or Invention of a New Tradition

12

Bela Tsipuria, Ilia Chavchavadze State University. Georgia

National Narrative Models in Georgian Poetry and Sculpture

13

Kakhaber Loria, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

Knut Hamsun and Georgia

14

Ketevan Khutsishvili, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

Georgia on the Crossroads of the Religious Ideas

15

Rusudan Tsurtsumia, V. Sarajishvili Tbilisi State Conservatoire. Georgia

Vitality and Vision: Georgian Music as a Particular Phenomenon of Caucasian-Eurasian Culture

16

Katherina Stadler, Humboldt University. Germany

Contemporary Georgian Music on the Crossroads – Cultural Diversity Versus National Identity?

17

Elena Dulgheru-Jecu, Theatre and Cinema National University. Romania

Film and Folklore: Conceptions about Building Rituals in the Caucasus and the Carpathians

18

Tea Chkuaseli, Zurich-Wintherur Conservatorium. Switzerland

Miniature as a Genre in Georgian National Culture

 

 

 

 

Section “Ancient History and Archaeology”

 

19

Mikheil Abramishvili, Georgian National Museum, Tbilisi Archaeological Museum. Georgia

Between Occident and Orient Historic-Cultural Roots of Georgia’s Geo-Political Significance

20

Elena Rova, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Italy

First Results of the Joint Shida Kartli Archaeological Project

21

Marina Puturidze, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

About the Iconography of Some Toreutic Items of the Trialeti Culture

22

Vakhtang Licheli, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

Grakliani Settlement

23

Amiran Kakhidze, Batumi Archaeological Museum. Georgia
Emzar Kakhidze, Batumi State University. Georgia

The 4th century BC Greek Cemetery at Pichvnari Aspects of Intercultural Relationships

24

Vassiliki Adrimi-Sismani, Archaeological Institute for Thessalian Studies. Greece

The "Well-Built" Iolkos and the Golden Fleece: Myth and Reality

 

 

 

 

Section "Medieval Studies"

 

25

Nino Chichinadze, Ilia Chavchavadze State University. Georgia

Icons and Society of Medieval Georgia

26

Antony Eastmond, Courtauld Institute of Art University of London. UK

Inscriptions and fictions in Medieval Georgia

27

Ori Soltes, Georgetown University. USA

Between World: The Uniqueness of Medieval Georgian Christian Iconography

28

Irene Giviashvili, Freelance scholar. Georgia

Architectural Ideas Transferred from Tao to Mount Athos

29

David Khoshtaria, G. Chubinashvili National Research Centre for Georgian Art History and Monuments Protection. Georgia

Sculptural Representations of Medieval Georgian Masons

30

Yuri Safaryan, Yerevan State University of Architecture and Construction. Armenia

The Activity of Armenian Architects Inside and Outside the Caucasus

31

Ana Kldiashvili, Tbilisi State Academy of Art. Georgia

The Georgian Christian Church and Attempt to Discover the World Icon in It

32

Ekaterine Gedevanishvili, Ilia Chavchavadze State University. Georgia

Building of ‘Picture Space’ in Argokhi Church Decoration

33

Marika Didebulidze, G. Chubinashvili National Research Centre for Georgian Art History and Monuments Protection. Georgia

Image of the Three Youths in Furnace on the Background of the Anti-Heretical Disputes in the End of the 12th c.

34

Nino Kavtaria, National Center of Manuscripts. Georgia

Illustrations of Gelati Gospel in the Movement of the 12th Century Georgian and Byzantine Book Art

 

 

 

 

Section “Modern and Contemporary Art”

 

35

Ori Soltes, Georgetown University. USA

Niko Pirosmanashvili within the Making of Modernism

36

AnnaShanshiashvili, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

MedievalArtisticPrinciplesintheArtofNikoPirosmanashvili

37

Elena Kiladze, Georgian Technical University. Georgia

From the City Balconies to Post Soviet "Dream Towns"/Paradigms of XXI Century Georgian Architecture

38

Nino Gaganidze, Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Georgia

Tradition and Novation in Georgian Art of the XX Century

39

Tamar Goguadze, University of Durham. UK

Modern Georgian Painting – a Creative Guardian of Cultural Values

40

Lela Tsifuria, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

Metaphor Variations in TV, Theater Versions

 

 

 

 

Section “Cultural Tourism and Preservation of Cultural Heritage”

 

41

Paolo del Bianco, Fondazione Romualdo del Bianco. Italy

Life Beyond Tourism

42

Milan Prodanovic, University of Novi Sad. Serbia

The Issues of Cultural Educational Tourism, Experience of Florentine Workshops in the Light of Georgian Urge for Tourist Development and Related Topics of Regional Culture and Integration of European Heritage

43

Shota Maglakelidze, Tbilisi City Hall. Georgia
Nana Giorgadze – Tbilisi City Hall. Georgia

Management of Cultural Heritage in the City of Tbilisi

44

Karen Rubinson, Barnard College. USA

Museum Exhibitions and Technical Studies: Opportunities to Study Caucasian Art and History

45

Natalia Partskhaladze, Department of Tourism and Resorts of Georgia

35 Reasons to Visit Georgia

46

Gvantsa Chanturia, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

The Management of Cultural Tourism in Georgia

47

Nato Tsintsabadze, ICOMOS Georgia. Georgia

Betlemi Quarter Revitalisation Programme, Within the Tbilisi Historic District Preservation Context

48

Kakha Trapaidze, Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Georgia

Project for the Rehabilitation of Gelati Monastery Major Aspects

49

gennaro Tampone, College of Engineers of Toscany. Italy

The Structural Conservation. Methodology and Technology

50

Mery Key Judy, Architectural and Cultural Heritage Conservation. USA

Timotesubani Church of the Virgin: Conservation Case Study

51

Giulia Caneva, University "Roma Tre". Italy

The Erosion of the Carbonatic External Walls of the “Church of the Virgin” in Martvili (Samegrelo Region, Republic of Georgia) by Endolithic Organisms

 

 

 

 

Section “Poster Presentations”

 

52

SilvioCalvi, Union International des Association d’Alpinisme. Bergamo

Mountaineering in the Georgian Caucasus

53

Polyvios A. Konis, University of Birmingham, UK. Ministry of Education of Cyprus

The Great Five of Tao: the Current State of Preservation of the Georgian Churches Parkhali, Dort Kilise (Otkhta Eklesia), Ishkhani, Oshki church and Khakhuli monastery

54

Nato Gengiuri, Sh. Rustaveli Theatre and Cinema State University of Georgia

The Oriental and the European in the 17th-18th-centuries Georgian Ecclesiastical Architecture (Windows and Portals)

55

Nana (Nina) Burchuladze, Patriarchate of Georgia; Georgian National Museum, Georgia

Georgian Icons on Holy Mount Athos

56

Natela Mosiashvili, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia
Tamar Paichadze, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

Dada in Georgian Creative World

57

Irina Mirijanashvili, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

Conflicts and Cultural Heritage

58

Irine Giviashvili, Freelance Scholar. Georgia

Save Medieval Church of Oshki

59

Nestan Tsiklauri, Gabriadze Theatre of Manuscripts. Georgia

Wherever the Mountains are Blue

60

Giorgi Kavtaradze, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

The Activities of Bernardo da Napoli

61

Giuli Kalatozishvili, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

Futurism in Georgian Cultural Life and Painting

62

Tsiuri Akhvlediani, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

“Georgian-Italian Conversational Book”, "Italian-Georgian Conversational Book"

63

Maka Dvalishvili, Georgian Arts and Culture Center. Georgia

Monuments at Risk: Preservation and Conservation Initiatives in Georgia

64

World Monuments Fund, USA

Projects in Georgia

65

Nana Kuprashvili, Tbilisi State Academy of Art. Georgia

Art, Science or Crafts? (Problems of Conservation in Post Soviet Georgia)

66

Maka Shavgulidze, Telavi State University. Georgian Arts and Culture Center. Georgia

History and Development Prospects of Tsinandali Al. Chavchavadze House Museum Based on the Newly Embraced Management Practices

67

Tamta Tamazashvili, Department of Tourism and Resorts of Georgia. Georgia

Georgia – Europe started Here

68

Liana Antelava, Tbilisi State Academy of Art. Georgia

The Concept of Time in the Twentieth Century Georgian Painting

69

Kristina Darchia, Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. Georgia

CUBO-FUTURISM in Creative Works of Emma Lalaeva-Ediberidze

70

Tatia Gvineria, Tbilisi State Academy of Art. Georgia

Georgian Female Artists in the Avant-Garde of Georgian Art in the 20s of the XX c.

71

Elena Kiladze, Georgian Technical University. Georgia

The American Friends of Georgia: Rebuilding a Tradition of Philanthropy in Georgia

 

 

 

 

Closing Session

 

72

Gerhard Wolf, Director. Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz, Max-Planck-Insitut. Italy

 

73

Ori Soltes, Georgetown University. USA

Rustaveli and Dante: Two Poets and Their Path-Breaking Poems

74

Paolo del Bianco, President of Fondazione Romualdo del Bianco. Italy

 

75

Maka Dvalishvili, President of Georgian Arts and Culture Center. Symposium Project Leader

 

76

Tinatin Bochorishvili, Director of Rustaveli Foundation for Georgian Studies, Humanities and Social Sciences. Georgia