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International Initiative for Georgian Cultural Studies

The International Initiative for Georgian Cultural Studies had been established in 2007 by Georgian Arts and Culture Center in cooperation with various local and International bodies.

The aim of the IIGCS is to introduce scholars and professionals working in the fields of Georgian and Caucasian art and culture to each other and to familiarize international audiences with the broad spectrum of scholarly work that exists in the expanding field of Georgian art history, to establish the networking among the scientists working on Georgian art, familiarize international audiences with the broad spectrum of scholarly work that exists in the ever-expanding field of Georgian art history, the updated information on cultural tourism development.  

By doing so, the IIGCS intends to increase the level of academic interest on topics concerning Georgian arts and culture, and preservation of cultural heritage, introduce specialists on Georgian cultural scholarship to other colleagues in their fields and provide them with an unprecedented forum for scientific exchange and therefore affect on the cultural tourism development in the region.

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Symposiums
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2009 - The Caucasus: Georgia on the Crossroads. Cultural exchanges across Europe and beyond; Florence, Italy.

2009 - Georgia on the Crossroads of European adn Asian Cultures; Culture as a tool for the mutual understanding and intercultural dialogue; New York, NY, USA.

2008 - Georgian Arts in the context of European and Asian Cultures; Tbilisi, Batumi, Georgia

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Conferences
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September 26-28, 2013 - Notion of Culture as a Force for Economic Growth, New Approach for South Caucasus; Tbilisi, Georgia

February 3, 2009 - Georgian Cultural Heritage – Abkhazeti and Shida Kartli; Tbilisi, Georgia

April 24, 2007 - Georgian Culture: Past and Present; Harriman Institute at Columbia University, New York, NY, USA