International Conference by the National Archives of Georgia: Archival Studies, Source Studies – Trends and Challenges 2017

The National Archives of Georgia serve the political, economic, scientific and cultural interests of the country.  It represents the largest archival institution and is a rich source of solutions for humanitarian and technical issues.  Historically important documents and manuscripts, preserved in the archives, are the most basic and the most precious part of the Cultural Heritage of Georgia.

The National Archives of Georgia were founded on April 23, 1920, and were combined with the documents of the National Archival Fund Foundation for the major part of that century.  It was and remains the main center of the preservation and research of the old documents, manuscripts, audio and visual media, sketches, cartographical materials e.g. maps, various examples of art, works of Georgian scientists and artists, nomenclature of modern institutions and many other collections.

The main objective of the archives, in addition to the preservation of the rich archival collection and ease of access to such documentation, is to study the collections and create a solid scientific base.

The National Archives actively responded to the challenges of the modern era as shown by the innovations implemented in this institution during the last years.  These innovations include the beginnings of a rather complicated process for moving the archives into a system, completing the data base by a new method, and also enable the increase of scientific potential.

This year, for the second time, the National Archives of Georgia is planning to host the International Conference on “Archival Studies, Source Studies – Trends and Challenges”. 

The goal of the conference is to bring together Georgian and foreign scientists to broaden communication, to discuss issues of source and antiquity studies in the Archives’ space, to share knowledge and experience by means of electronic databases and to carry out the scientific innovations.


Scientific directions of the conference:

  • Archival studies
  • Source studies
  • History
  • Study of antiquities
  • History/art history/ Ethnography
  • Philology (textual criticism/study)
  • Visual arts: cinema and photography
  • Political Science and law
  • Natural science
  • Intercultural communications
  •  Restoration/Conservation
  •  Digital archives and databases
  • Cultural heritage management


The conference package foresees small educational programs (informative lectures, Georgian culture in certain aspects of the materials preserved at the archives, electronic archives and others) which will be held in the framework of the plenary sessions.

The Conference will attract an international audience of academic and practitioners. The Contributor will be encouraged to highlight the theoretical insights and practical implications to a multi-disciplinary audience that is attracted to new, informative ideas.


Abstracts submission Guidelines:

Deadline for submitting abstracts is June 30  (maximum of 500 words)
July 14  - Notification of abstract acceptance

To know more about the submission process, follow this link to the conference website :