Activities of the Grantees
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23/07/2018 10:32

The Soviet Policy and Georgia in a new space (1921- 1991)

On July 20, Georgian Technical University hosted the presentation of the book “The Soviet Policy and Georgia in a new space (1921- 1991) “funded by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. Three monographs have been published in frames of the project, authors: 1. Avtandil Songhulashvili (Principal Investigator) – Soviet politics and Georgian national minority; 2. Shota Vadachkoria – Georgian emigration and national liberty movement (1921-1990); 3. Nato Songhulashvili- soviet regime and Georgian National idea (1921-1991). The project reviews Georgia in 1921-1991 based on various aspects. Full text is available in Georgian.
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02/07/2018 14:51

Manuscript Heritage of Tao-Tlarjeti

On June 28, 2018, the international conference dedicated to the 60 th anniversary of establishment of the National Parliamentary Library of Georgia was held. The Conference “ Manuscript Heritage of Tao-Tlarjeti   “  aimed at presenting the research findings of the project “Manuscript Heritage of Tao-Tlarjeti“ funded by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. The Principal Investigator of the project – Mzia Surguladze, and participants: Nestan Chkhikvadze, Maia Karanadze, Lela Shatirishvili, Nikoloz Zhgenti, Eter Edisherashvili. The presenters reviewed the historic-geographical aspects of the Tao-Klarjeti in the scientific literature and manuscripts. The project is divided into sections in accordance to centuries (IX-X, XI-XIII and XIV-XVI). Each chapter is grouped an analyzed based on the manuscripts of each period of time. Full text is available in Georgian.
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02/07/2018 14:38

“Clinical Ethics Committee’s (CEC) activity at the Georgian Hospitals”

On June 29, working meeting was held at the Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The aim of the meeting was to present results of the research- “Clinical Ethics Committee’s (CEC) activity at the Georgian Hospitals” funded by Shota Rustaveli National Foundation  and revision of the elaborated action plan by Dr.Nato Pitskhelauri. Few days ago she has presented results of the study at the International Conference -,,ICCEC 2018” at the University of Oxford (Oxford, England). Experts from the Department of Medical Ethics, Faculty of Medicine (TSU) and experts of bioethics have participated in the meeting. Dr. Pitskhelauri has presented results of the qualitative, as well as quantitative surveys regarding the CECs’ activity in Georgian hospitals. Similar survey hasn’t been conducted since 2003. Results were quite interesting, they included the following aspects: committees’ structure and membership, experience of CEC members, their education and training, cases discussed during the year, identified ethical dilemmas and barriers etc. Based on the results of the qualitative research SWOT analysis was held. Action plane has been developed in order to raise effectiveness of the CEC’s. After presentation interesting discussion took place and young scientist has noted that those remarks will be taken in to consideration, and at the final stage of the project monography will be published together with the summary report, which will be presented for the scientific and medical society by the end of the current year.
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29/06/2018 15:18

"Georgian proverbs and cultural models of adaptive behavior"

On June 27, 2018, the presentation of the grant call for PhD research, funded by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia was held at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University. The PhD thesis defence of the PhD student – Dimitri Chubinidze, faculty of Psychology and Education was entitled as "Georgian proverbs and cultural models of adaptive behavior". Full text is available in Georgian.
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25/06/2018 14:54

International scientific forum “Remembering the first Georgian democratic republic after 100 years: a model for Europe?”

On June 25, at 10:00 the international scientific forum – “Remembering Georgia’s first democratic republic after 100 years : a model for Europe?” was opened. The forum was funded in frames of the call funded by the Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, National archives of Georgia, National Parliamentary Library of Georgia, Georgian National Museum and ARISC. The event will last until June 30. 2018, and the International Scientific Conference will be held on June 25-26 and International Summer school will be held during 27-30 June. The conference will be attended by Georgian and international professor s and researchers of the region. 13 Georgian and 8 Foreigner students and young scientists from the leading universities will participate in the summer school. The forum is dedicated to the 100 th anniversary of the establishment of the first democratic republic of Georgia and aims to analyze the time of the first democratic republic.
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19/06/2018 15:44

Presentation of the project “Between East and West. Iranian and French authors about 19th century Georgia”

Presentation of the results of the project “Between East and West. Iranian and French authors bout 19th century Georgia”, funded by SRNSFG in frames of the Fundamental research grant held on June 18, 2018. Project participants outlined that the works belonging to 35 French and 63 Iranian authors, have been translated with relevant comments. Translations have been published on the web page of Ilia State University, section - Giorgi Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies. Participants of the project discussed scientific articles titled "Between East and West. Iranian and French authors about 19 th century Georgia” as well as several publications and articles published in frames of the project.  
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13/06/2018 16:38

"Extraction and analysis of natural food colorants from local agro-industrial waste materials"

On June 12, 2018, at 14:00, at Petre Melikishvili Institute of Physical and Organic Chemistry of Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, was held a presentation of the results of the project "Extraction and analysis of natural food colorants from local agro-industrial waste materials", winner of the 2016 Call for Fundamental Grants. Speakers introduced to the attending audience the results of the research carried out within the project. Specifically, in the framework of the project were developed the modern extraction procedures, quantitative analysis methods, and a multistage laboratory technological scheme to obtain natural colorants in powder form from agro-industrial waste materials.
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08/06/2018 16:44

‘Scholarly Edition of the 19th-20th Georgian Writers’ Epistolary Legacy’

Scientific Project ‘Scholarly Edition of the 19 th -20 th  Georgian Writers’ Epistolary Legacy’ is being implemented since 2010 with the close cooperation of Iakob Gogebashvili Telavi State University, Shota Rustaveli Institute of Georgian Literature and National Center of Manuscripts. In 2016, the project obtained a grant of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation for the third time. On the basis of the project, the Ph.D. program ‘Textual scholarship and editorial studies’ was created which in 2016 won in the call for the development of structured Ph.D. programs. On June 7, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University hosted the presentation of the books: ‘Scholarly Edition of the 19 th -20 th  Georgian Writers’ Epistolary Legacy’ (Volume VIII) and textbook ‘Textual scholarship’, prepared within the above-mentioned projects (Principal Investigator Ketevan  Gigashvili). In the framework of the first project, scientific investigation of Georgian writers' personal letters and the scholarly edition is being implemented in Georgia for the first time. The 8th volume, like the previous 7 volumes, was dedicated to Grigol Orbeliani's letters. Poet’s 727 epistles have already been issued in the edition, 325 of which have been published for the first time and 156 letters have been dated. The textbook ‘Textual scholarship’ reflects the current level of development of this field, the terminological differences between the schools of textual scholarship of different countries, both traditional and the latest research methods and technologies, the aspects of the use of fundamental textual researches and the perspectives of development of the textual scholarship. The scientists highlighted the contribution of these editions to the development of the field.  
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31/05/2018 16:44

Trialeti – Cultural and Historical Heritage, Ancient Sources and Perspectives of Research

On May 30, 2018, at the Georgian National Museum was held the presentation of the scientific work “Trialeti – Cultural and Historical Heritage, Ancient Sources and Perspectives of Research” funded in the framework of the fundamental research project of Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. Authors of the book are: G. Narimanashvili; N. Shanshashvili; M. Kvachadze. Book will be useful for scientists interested in archeology, and history of Georgia and Caucasus. This scientific work will raise level of awareness and knowledge of local multi – ethnical population. Work can be economically helpful for region, as it popularizes historic pieces of cultural heritage. Books were distributed among audience and will also be provided for people living in Municipality of Trialety, since they supported authors significantly in the process of field practices.
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30/05/2018 13:50

“Soviet Utopian Theories and First Textbooks of General Linguistics”

On May 29, 2018, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University hosted the three book presentations, published in frame of the fundamental research grant “Soviet Utopian Theories and First Textbooks of General Linguistics”  funded by LEPL- Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia. Prof Tinatin Bolkvadze- author of the book titled “The tringle of soviet linguistics: Niko Marr; I. Stalin, Arnord Chokobava” mentioned that the book contains utopian theories and first textbooks of the linguistics created during the soviet time. The books contain materials from the Soviet archives of the linguistics and unifies historical background and confrontation during that time”. “Giorgi Akhvlediani’s publication titled “Introduction to linguistics 1918-1919” was also published in frame of the funded project as well as the book “History of the Soviet linguistics: archival materials”.
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