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The Documentary Landscape of the Caucasus and the Research Process, Part I : Libraries

Event Type
Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Committee on Libraries and Information Resources; Slavic Reference Service
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Nov 18, 2021   9:00 - 10:45 am  
Free and open to the public.
Slavic Reference Service
Originating Calendar
Russian, E. European & Eurasian Center: Co-sponsored Events


Timothy Blauvelt (Ilia State University), Chair

Shorena Osipova (National Parliamentary Library of Georgia)

Anna Martirosyan Mukael (Armenian State Pedagogical University Library)

Kit Condill (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

As a highly multiethnic and multilingual region divided among multiple sovereign states, the Caucasus (both North and South) presents many challenges and opportunities for Euro-Atlantic researchers.  This roundtable of librarians from Georgia, Armenia and the United States will explore the publishing history of the region and the ways in which materials are (and are not) accessible to researchers today, including the effects of shifting borders and political transformations on library collections.  A variety of ways to conceptualize library services (and of the optimal ways to make library collections available for research) will be considered.  Opportunities for interested scholars and librarians to connect with libraries and library collections in the Caucasus will also be discussed.  A companion roundtable focusing on archives and archival collections in the Caucasus will take place from 11:00-12:45 (Central Time).

Part of the first installment of the Engagement with Underrepresented Regions in REE&E. This three-year pilot program is a joint collaboration between ASEEES, ASEEES CLIR, and the Slavic Reference Service at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to engage with librarians, archivists, and other information professionals from underrepresented regions within Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.  The inaugural event will feature two roundtable discussions in conjunction with the annual convention of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (

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