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2024 activities

International workshop

Natural Language Processing Technologies

February 23-25, 2024

The Goethe University of Frankfurt and the University of Georgia will hold an international workshop on the topic “Natural Language Processing Technologies and the Importance of Corpus based Research for Kartvelology in 21st Century”. Specialists from the Academy of Digital Humanities – Georgia and Linguistic Technologies Group will participate in the workshop, which is intended for young scientists working in Georgian studies and students of all three levels of higher education (Bachelor, Master, PhD).

Presentation

International online journal Digital Kartvelology, vol.2

March 2, 2024

The Academy of Digital Humanities – Georgia presents the 2nd volume of the online journal “Digital Kartvelology”. The present volume of the online journal contains contributions of participants of the international symposium “Digital Caucasiology – a Change of Paradigm?” which took place at Goethe University of Frankfurt / Main on 4–8 October 2023 with the kind support of the Volkswagen Foundation. This volume is dedicated to the memory of the prominent German Kartvelologist, Winfried Boeder.

Presentation

Digital corpus of Abkhazian translations of "The Knight in the Panther´s Skin

The Academy of Digital Humanities presents the digital corpus of Abkhazian translations of “The Knight in the Panther’s Skin“. The corpus includes the Georgian text of Rustaveli’s epic and two Abkhazian translations (by Dimitri Gulia and by Mushni Lasuria). The project was completed at the Institute of Abkhazia of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University in cooperation with the Academy of Digital Humanities. This project was supported by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia (SRNFG).

2023 activities

Presentation

The Peer-reviewed Bilingual Scientific Online Journal “Millennium”

The Academy of Digital Humanities – Georgia presents the new scientific journal “Millennium”. The journal is an internationally peer-reviewed bilingual publication, the purpose of which is to promote the development of digital humanities in Georgia. The presentation of the first issue of the journal will take place on September 25, 2023, at 19.00 at the National Library of the Parliament of Georgia.

Training

Training in Political Linguistics

The Academy of Digital Humanities – Georgia offers individual trainings in political linguistics on the following topics:
a) The digital methods of political discourse research;
b) The culture of political speech in public speeches and debates;
c) The linguistic means and techniques of manipulation in political speech.

International Summer School

International summer school "Documenting and Archiving of Language and Culture in the Digital Age”

The Academy of Digital Humanities – Georgia is holding an international summer school “Documenting and Archiving of Language and Culture in the Digital Age” in the Skhalta-Khikhani valley on 30.08-8.09. The summer school aims to impart the basic principles of documentary linguistics, to introduce the theoretical and methodological foundations of digital documenting and archiving.

International Winter School in Digital Humanities

March 6-12, 2023. The Academy of Digital Humanities in cooperation with the University of Frankfurt, is holding the International Winter School in Digital Humanities at Gori State University. The participants of the school will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the history, essence and foundations of the formation of digital humanities and to gain knowledge in the main directions of digital humanities.

Exhibition-presentation Georgian Language and Modern Technologies

On April 7 th-8 th 2023, within the framework of the week related to the Day of the Georgian Language, an exhibition-presentation of modern technologies of the Georgian language was held. One of the main tasks of the event was to promote the understanding of the existing resources related to the Georgian language in the context of open science and to integrate them with the European open science cloud.

Batumi International Summer School in Digital Kartvelology

On August 4 th-11 th 2023, the Institute of Empirical Linguistics of Frankfurt University in cooperation with Batumi State University and Academy of Digital Humanities – Georgia traditionally holds once again the Batumi International Summer School in Digital Kartvelology.
The participants of the Batumi International Summer School will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the history, essence and basics of the foundation and formation of Digital Kartvelology.

2022 activities

International summer school

"Culture of political speech in public speeches and debates"

The international summer school on the topic “Culture of political speech in public speeches and debates” (Linguopolitological analysis of Georgian political speech) is held in Georgia for the first time and aims to introduce and master the methods of linguopolitological analysis of Georgian political speeches. The summer school program includes both theoretical courses and practical trainings, such as, for example, learning and analyzing the forms and methods of communication, mastering the strategies and techniques of arguments, learning and analyzing the linguistic means of manipulation, learning research skills and practical application.

Presentation

The peer-reviewed bilingual scientific online journal "Digital Kartvelology"

The Academy of Digital Humanities – Georgia presents the new scientific journal “Digital Kartvelology” to the Georgian scientific community. The journal is an internationally peer-reviewed  bilingual publication, the purpose of which is to promote the development of digital humanities in Georgia. The presentation of the journal will take place on October 6, 2022, at 19.00 at the National Library of the Parliament of Georgia (in the exhibition hall).

Workshop

Modern research methods and technologies in Kartvelian students

The workshop aims to study and to teach modern research methods in Kartvelology and to master language technologies and their practical use in Kartvelological studies. The participants of the workshop will be introduced to big data of Kartvelian  studies and software tools for digital processing of spoken language (KWIC, FLEX, ELAN).

2021 activities

Lectures

Summer School on Digital Rustvelology

The summer school on “Digital Rustvelology” aims to critically discuss the text of “The Knight in the Panther‘s Skin” and to study the methods of digital research into the epic.

Training Units

The culture of political speech in public performances and debates

The training unit “Culture of Political Speech in Public Performances and Debates” aims to refine the political speech in Georgian and to raise political awareness among both politicians and the general public.

Workshops

Methods of corpuslinguistic research

The workshop aims to explore digital research methods, in particular the mastery of corpuslinguistic methods for use in research.

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