Seminar: Talk by Sarah Slye, “Does a Regional Framework Work for the Caucasus 1917-1921?”

Event Date: April 5, 2023

On April 5, at 6:30 pm Tbilisi time, the biweekly research colloquium of the Institute for Social and Cultural Research at Ilia State University will host Sarah Slye to talk about her PhD research, which she recently successfully completed at the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge, on the Caucasus during the Russian Revolution and Civil War/Independent Republics period, asking the question that also constitutes the title of her talk: Does a regional framework work for the Caucasus 1917-1921?

Sarah’s thesis provides a regional framework for evaluating the flow of events in the Caucasus between 1917-1921 and for showing how the different experiences of different national groups fit together. It also presents various debates that were held at the time regarding what the best form of state structure(s) would be for the Caucasian nations and peoples in a post-Imperial order – and for the most part, regional structures predominated in the imaginations of the politically relevant figures of that time. Yet, skeptics continue to wonder if there is any regional perspective to speak of or not.

The event will take place in English via Zoom. Registration is required.

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