Conf/Prog - Ani at the Crossroads, 17-19 November 2017, Tbilisi, Georgia

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November 17, 2017 - November 19, 2017

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Ani at the Crossroads (Tbilisi, 17-19 Nov 17)

Tbilisi, Georgia, November 17 - 19, 2017
Ani at the Crossroads

International Conference
Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Institute of Art History and Theory

Tbilisi State University, Building I, Room 107. 1 Chavchavadze Avenue

9:30  Registration of Participants

10:00 Opening of the Conference

Giorgi Sharvashidze, Rector, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Nana Gaprindashvili, Dean, Faculty of Humanities, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Nikoloz Antidze, Director General, National Agency for Georgian Cultural Heritage Preservation

10:30 Session I
Chair: Zaza Skhirtladze

Ani – The Global and the Local
Antony Eastmond, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London

Ani in Nineteenth-century Travel Literature and Scholarship
Erik Thunø, Rutgers University

Who is a Leader? Changing Church Geography in the 13th-centuiry Caucasus 
Giorgi Tcheishvili, Institute of the History and Ethnology, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Churches in Ani - Ethnocultural and Confethional Aspects
Buba Kudava, Caucasus University

Markers of the Sacred City in Ani: Textual and Architectural Evidence 
Irine Giviashvili, University of Oxford

13:00 – 14:00 Coffee break

14:00 Session II 
Chair: Erik Thunø

Ani as a Symbol of Statehood in Armenian Historical Imagination
S. Peter Cowe, University of California, Los Angeles

The Titulature of the Mkhargrdzelis in Armenian Epigraphy in the Southern Caucasus 
Vladimer Kekelia, National Centre of Manuscripts

«Silver Crisis» and Monetary Circulation of Ani
Armine Zohrabyan, Hasmik Hovhannisyan, History Museum of Armenia

Ani in the Georgian Numismatics
Maia Pataridze, Georgian National Museum
Irakli Pagava, Giorgi Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies, Ilia State University

Underground Ani: New Evidences
Vedat Akcayoz, Kars Culture and Art Association

“Monuments of Ani “ by Vedat Akcayoz

Georgian National Museum, Auditorium A, 1 Purtseladze Street

10:00 Welcome
David Lordkipanidze, Director General, Georgian National Museum

10:30 Session III
Chair: Antony Eastmond

Ani’s Multicultural Milieu, and New Trends in Armenian Architecture During Queen Tamar’s Period
Patrick Donabédian, Aix Marseille University

Pictorial Narration of the Conversion of Armenia and Georgia in the Murals of the Church of St. Gregory the Illuminator in Ani – New Materials
Neli Chakvetadze, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

The Vita Cycle of St. Gregory the Illuminator in Ani: the Cult of the Saint and the History of Conversion in the Context of Ethno Confessional Relationships 
Nana Sikharulidze, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

Defence and Adornment: the System of Fortification of Ani 
Teo Jalaghania, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

From Anatolia to Caucasus: Evangelists in Christian Art and Architecture 
Tülin Çoruhlu, Sakarya University
Fevzi Çelebi, Düzce University

13:00 -14:00 Coffee Break

“Ani in Old Photography“ (Collections of the Georgian National Museum)

15:00 Session IV
Chair: Giorgi Tcheishvili

Ceramic into Stone: Architectural Decoration at Ani During the Mkhargrdzeli Dynasty
Scott Redford, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Muqarnas and Stone: Piecing Together the Evidence from Armenian and Islamic
Oya Pancaroğlu, Bogazici University

Silk Road without Fabrics: Ani at the Crossroads of Trade and Textile Motives in 
Patricia Blessing, Pomona College

Materials from Ani in the Collections of Georgian National Museum 
Jimsher Ckhvimiani, Georgian National Museum

17:00 Final Discussion 

9:00 – 20:00

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November 16, 2017