Georgian Programme

The Georgian Programme is organisationally subordinated to Russian and East European Studies in SIAS. The programme has been established with the following principal objectives:To act as a focus for the academic study of and research on Georgia, in its regional environment, across the University of Oxford.

  • To help coordinate such study and research in the social sciences and the humanities, including modern history
  • To ensure close interaction in particular between REES and the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre at St. Antony’s College on all matters related to Georgia.
  • To encourage visiting attachments by postdoctoral scholars from Georgia for periods of up to one year
  • To organise seminars and other meetings on Georgian topics, and for speakers from Georgia
  • To raise the profile of Georgian studies and research in the UK and beyond, through interaction with other universities and research centres with similar interests
  • To direct attention to materials and sources on Georgia in the university

The Georgian Programme is affiliated with The Oxford Seminar for the Caucasus and Central Asia (TOSCCA), which organises seminars and events related to the wider region.

A Steering Group on the Georgian Programme is formed of the following members:

Professor Neil MacFarlane (St. Anne’s College; DPIR)

Professor Roy Allison (St. Antony’s College; SIAS)

Professor Paul Chaisty (St. Antony’s College; SIAS/DPIR)

Professor Edmund Herzig (Wadham College; Oriental Institute)

Dr Jonathan Wheatley (Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes)


Research Centres in Georgia

Tbilisi State University

Tbilisi State University Research Portal

Ilia State University 

Research institutes of Ilia State University

International School of Caucasus Studies

Institute of Political Sciences

Institute of Social and Cultural Studies  

Centre for Social Sciences, Tbilisi

Caucasus Research Resources Centre, Tbilisi

South Caucasus Regional Office of the Heinrich Boell Foundation.

The Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)

The Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS)

Caucasus Institute for Peace Democracy and Development

The Georgian Institute of Politics


International Research Projects

Academic Swiss Caucasus Net (ASCN)

Intra- and Inter-Societal Sources of Instability in the Caucasus and EU Opportunites to Respond



Publications and Media

Caucasus Edition

Caucasus Analytical Digest (CAD)

Caucasus Survey


Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty

Identity Studies in the Caucasus and Black Sea Region



Georgian Studies Fellows