In the Caucasus We Count

WiP: Pioneers of Georgian Studies in the US, May 18 - Paul Crego


CRRC-Georgia, ARISC and American Councils present the 15th talk of the Spring 2016 Works-in-Progress season:

"Pioneers of Georgian Studies in the United States"
Paul Crego, U.S. Library of Congress

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at 6:30pm

1 Ramaz Chkhikvadze Str. (Former 5 Chavchavadze Ave.)
Entrance III-IV, First Floor
0179 Tbilisi, Georgia

Summary: We Americans who have studied Georgian remain a fairly small number. Who were our predecessors? In this paper I will discuss some of these people, including Jeremiah Curtain, Harvard College Class of 1863 and the much more well known Robert Pierpont Blake. Included also will be their adventures in Georgia.

Paul Crego is a Senior Cataloging Specialist at the United States Library of Congress. He has a PhD in Theology from Boston College and an MA from the Soviet Union program, and has studied Georgian since 1977.

W-i-P is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education (ACTR/ACCELS), and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.

The purpose of the W-i-P series is to provide support and productive criticism to those researching and developing academic projects pertaining the Caucasus region.

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