The Decipherment of the Caucasian Albanian Script and Classification of the language on the Basis of New Manuscript Finds on Mt. Sinai
A lecture by professor Zaza Aleksidze, Senior Scientific Researcher and Chair of the Department of Codicology at the National Center of Manuscripts and Director of the Armenian Studies Program at the I. Javakishvili University, Tbilisi.
Thursday, April 22, 2010
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
10367 Bunche Hall
From the mid-1990s Aleksidze has spearheaded a new initiative analyzing and publishing the cache of Georgian, Armenian, and Caucasian Albanian texts that emerged from a long forgotten storehouse on Sinai in the late 1970s. Investigation of these new sources has revolutionized the traditional account of Georgia’s relations with its neighbors in the Caucasus, Byzantium, and the Iranian world from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages.
Currently, he is the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA.
Cost: Free and open to the public
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