October 18 - October 20, 2019: Second International Circassian Conference
Caucasus Studies will participate with a session on the Circassian language in the "Second International Circassian Conference" in Nurnberg, Germany, October 18 - October 20, 2019. The conference is devoted to the Circassian history, culture and language and possible ways of preserving, developing and spreading knowledge about the Circassian people and their rich traditions. There will be a special session about developing teaching materials, enhancing the orthography and language teaching and revitalization chaired by Diana Forker.
June 28, 2019, Second Colloquium of Caucasus Studies
We organized the second Colloquium of Caucasus Studies that gives students, guest researchers, visitors, stuff members and others interested in the Caucasus the possibility to present their theses, term papers, and research topics and to discuss them in a friendly and open environment. The Colloquium is interdisciplinary with talks from political science, anthropology, and linguistics featuring Caucasian topics such as recent political events, ethnic minorities, grammatical descriptions of Caucasian languages, etc.
The next colloquium will take place during the winter term 2019/2020.
June 5-7, 2019, Second International LexCauc Workshop
We hosted the second international LexCauc Workshop. 18 experts of Caucasian languages met in Jena and discussed the lexical database of the Caucasian languages. During the past year they have gathered lexical data of 18 East and West Caucasian languages, which will be included into the database that we are currently building up as part of the LexCauc Project.
Pictures can be found on our Facebook page