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Discussion / Lecture 23 May 2018

CAUCASUS AND GEORGIA IN THE CONTEXT OF THE EMPIRES DURING AND AFTER WORLD WAR 1

18:00 Location: Berlin Zentrum für Literatur - und Kulturforschung, Schützenstr. 18, 10117 Berlin, Germany Organizer: Georgian National Book Center, SOVLAB, Zentrum für Literatur - und Kulturforschung Speaker: Lasha Bakradze
Moderator: Zaal Andronikashvili
 
The start of World War I turned the Caucasus into a crossroads where the interests of various empires intersected. The Caucasian people for their part, including the Georgian population, understood this major challenge and tried to adapt their own ‘national project’ to the current situation. The 1st World War turned the existing world order upside down: some of the empires came to an end, some were transformed, and the issue of the status of conflict areas – including those between Caucasian states and populations – became relevant in this new world. This podium discussion is an attempt to analyse this problem, focussing on the question of where are we now? Is the current situation directly related to the above-mentioned political processes?