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Discussion / Lecture 28 May 2018

THE NATION AND NATIONAL SELF-CONFIDENCE DURING THE SOVIET PERIOD

16:00 Location: Frankfurt Goethe-Universität Frankfurt IG. 135, Theodor-W.-Adorno Platz 1, Frankfurt, Germany Organizer: Georgian National Book Center, SOVLAB, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Speaker:Giorgi Maisuradze
Moderator: Prof. M. Dobbins
 
After Georgia’s sovietisation in 1921, the process of reconstituting the existing Georgian nation to align with the basic tenets of the Soviet nationality policy began. These conditions were dictated by Stalin as ‘national in form and socialist in content’. The Georgian writers and artists, as well as historians and philologists, used this opportunity to create a new national narrative that integrated the recoded existing ones. This further strengthened national self-confidence, which helped pave the way to the affective nationalism in the post-Soviet period.