Dr. Maia Barkaia: "Borderlands Perspective and Imperial Faultlines in the Historiography of Georgian-Abkhaz Relations". Lecture and discussion
As part of the seminar "Flucht, Trauma und Erinnerung in der georgischen Literatur und im Film" (taught by Irine Beridze), on 13th of December Dr. Maia Barkaia will give a lecture on "Borderlands Perspective and Imperial Faultlines in the Historiography of Georgian-Abkhaz Relations".
Maia Barkaia is an interdisciplinary scholar. She holds a B.A. in Oriental Studies, an M.A. in Modern Indian History, and a Ph.D. in Gender Studies. These academic fields shaped her research and teaching interests, which lie in Imperial Entanglements and Modernity in the Caucasus and Asia between the 19th and 20th centuries, with a particular interest in the History of Craft guilds and artisanal epistemologies, women’s history, borderlands histories and Georgian-Abkhazian historiography. Barkaia is an associate professor at the Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) and teaches at Tbilisi State University. She is co-editor with Alisse Waterston of "Gender in Georgia: Feminist Perspectives on Culture, Nation and History in the South Caucasus" (Berghahn Books: 2017, paperback 2021). Barkaia’s other recent project explores the postcolonial spectre over the discussions on the Georgian-Abkhazian conflict and the manifold ways in which the conflicting sides sought to employ history so as to lay claim to the future.
Everyone interested is cordially invited to attend.
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Time & Location
Dec 13, 2022 | 12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
online (via Webex)