Annual Rustaveli Day 2020 (retrospectively) 3 May 2021 6pm UK time

The BGS and Royal Asiatic Society will be hosting the 2020 Annual Rustaveli Day event online (and retrospectively) on 3rd May at 18:00 UK time. Please see flyer attached.

This year we continue with the Anglo-Georgian Connections series and are excited to announce our speaker Prof. George Kalandia, who will give an illustrative talk and book presentation on British Sources about Georgia.

Prof. George Kalandia completed an extensive study spanning many years and numerous countries with an aim to publish less-known and unexplored documents about Georgia in European archives, libraries, museums and other repositories. The result was a series of books with a volume dedicated to the British sources.

The book comprises more than 200 sources, with translations and relevant comments covering XVI-XIX centuries – starting with the Chancellery of the Tudors and ending with the archives of “The Times”. The book contains information about: King Simon I, Battle for Tbilisi, Georgian-European relations, the Princely family of Dadiani, Laz people, Crimean War and Georgia, etc. The book contains more than150 coloured illustrations.

Welcome and introductions will be given by Dr. Alison Ohta (Director, Royal Asiatic Society) and H.E. Ambassador Sophie Katsarava.

This is an online event. Please register with Matty Bradley to attend this talk via Zoom: mb@royalasiaticsociety.org