Rescheduled Eighth Biennial Convention of the
Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS)

ASPS/Tbilisi 2018

March 15-18, 2018
Tbilisi, Georgia

We are very enthusiastic about the forthcoming Eighth Biennial Convention of the Association in historic Tbilisi, Georgia which lies on the banks of the Kura River. Founded in the fifth century C.E., Tbilisi has been a major cultural and economic center throughout the ages and boasts strong ties to the larger Persianate world. The convention will be hosted by Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies at Ilia State University. The Institute generously welcomed ASPS and hosted our third biennial conference in June 2007. We are excited to return for what will surely be yet another memorable occasion as the ASPS Conventions have provided a rare and valued opportunity for scholars from West, Central and South Asia, Europe and North America to participate in an interdisciplinary dialogue. The interchange of ideas has also found its place in our publication, the Journal of Persianate Societies, published by Brill Academic Publishers. We look forward to seeing you there. Past conventions of the ASPS have been held in Istanbul/Turkey (2015), Sarajevo/Bosnia and Herzegovina (2013), Hyderabad/India (2012), Lahore/ Pakistan (2009), Tbilisi/Georgia (2007), Yerevan/Armenia (2004), and Dushanbe/Tajikistan (2002).



Venue Site

Building A
Building E

Ilia State University
Kakutsa Cholokashvili Ave 3/5
Tbilisi 0162, Georgia
https://iliauni.edu.ge/en/

Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies, 3, Academician G. Tsereteli street, 0162 Tbilisi, 0162, Georgia
http://iliauni.edu.ge/en/iliauni/institutebi-451/g-weretlis-agmosavletmcodneobis-instituti-742

Opening Ceremonies-Building A (rm. TBA)
Sessions-Buildings E and G (rm. TBA)
Map of Buildings: http://iliauni.edu.ge/en/iliauni/adgilmdebareoba-da-marshrutebi/adgilmdebareoba/abcd-korpusebi



Program

The Program will be available Winter 2018.



Hotels

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