International Summer School

“Georgian Manuscript”

        The school is intended for both foreign and Georgian researchers interested in studying Georgian history and culture, especially manuscript heritage. The aim of the school is to popularize Kartvelological sciences, to emphasize the multifaceted nature of Georgian calligraphy as a product of intercultural relations, to bring an important achievements of Georgian culture to the international arena, to develop cooperation between Georgian and foreign scholars and students, promotion of the continuation of Kartvelological scientific traditions established by Korneli Kekelidze, Ilia Abuladze, Elene Metreveli.

        Summer School "Georgian Manuscript" program is unique. The content of the study modules covers practically all the main areas related to the study of the ancient handwritten books. The large number of applicants also shows great interest in the school.

        This year's Summer School was held in collaboration with the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). Co-organizer of the School was Bernard Coulie, Honorary Rector, Professor of UCL. Considering the pandemic situation, the school was conducted in a hybrid manner - most of the foreign participants attended the lectures online.

     The traditional 6th International Summer School "Georgian Manuscript" was held on July 15-25, 2021 at the Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Center of Manuscripts with the support of the Academia Europaea Tbilisi Knowledge Hub.

    The National Center of Manuscripts has rich experience in Kartvelological research, study of Georgian manuscript heritage. International summer / seasonal schools are an excellent opportunity for young Georgian and foreign researchers to share the knowledge and experience accumulated at the Center. Since 2011, with the financial support of the Shota Rustaveli National Scientific Foundation, six international schools of Kartvelology have been conducted at the National Center of Manuscripts.