Seeing the sites
collaborate in electronic atlas project
Dr Graham Jones, Lecturer in England
Topography in the University’s Centre for English Local History, is again
preparing to travel to Georgia. Following closely on his visit to Georgia’s
capital, Tbilisi, for a conference on historical studies, his new task there
will be to begin a joint research programme with his host, Dr Medea Abashidze,
Secretary of the Historical Sources Commission of the Georgian Academy of
The British Academy has agreed to support
the programme, which will include - for Dr Abashidze - visits to Leicester,
Oxford, and the British Library.
Dr Jones and Dr Abashidze aim to compile
an electronic atlas of sacred sites and religious dedications in the Caucasian
country, which looks back to influences from both Byzantium and
Syria/Mesopotamia (modern Iraq) and where interest in religious studies and
cultural history has expanded hugely since the fall of Communism and the
break-up of the Soviet Union.
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