Program on Georgian Studies

Advancing the study of Georgia and the South Caucasus through research and scholarly exchange, teaching, and outreach.

Welcome to the Program on Georgian Studies at the Davis Center. The program encourages research on Georgia and the South Caucasus region here at Harvard, establishes collaboration between Georgian and American academics and students, and promotes knowledge of the region to the broader community.

We have multiple opportunities for students, junior scholars, and faculty, from both Harvard and Georgia. If you are interested in spending a semester conducting research at Harvard, want to learn more about Georgia in the classroom, or want to develop a course — or a component in your course — related to the South Caucasus, then please view our website for opportunities. We offer grants, fellowships, summer internships, and classes on the region that may be right for you.

If you want to learn more about Georgia and the South Caucasus, we have research guides on Harvard’s holdings and provide information on resources about the region both online and elsewhere, at U.S. universities, libraries, and institutions. See both past and coming events offered by the program below. Attend a lecture, a workshop, an online panel, or a film screening and learn more about the history, politics, and culture of this region.

The Program on Georgian Studies is supported by a sponsored research award from the Georgian Ministry of Education and Science.

You can contact program staff at GeorgianStudies@fas.harvard.edu

A group of people involved in the Georgian Studies inaugural events

Staff and community members gathered for the Georgian Studies Inaugural Events, September 22, 2022.

Opportunities and Resources

Related Insights

The Davis Center's Program on Georgian Studies and the Somerville Arts Council call for dancers, choreographers, drummers, and other percussionists to apply to the Exchanging Notes Project. Selected applicants will travel to Tbilisi, Georgia, and the Boston area (Georgian artists) and receive a stipend of $2,000. The application deadline is March 18, 2024.

Official statistics indicate that more than 30,000 Russians left Georgia in 2023, slashing the number of wartime immigrants by almost one-third, writes Davis Center alum Joshua Kucera.

The three-week residency allows a Georgian filmmaker to engage with the Harvard community in spring 2024. Application deadline is Dec. 15.

Related Events

Upcoming Event

Our guest speakers will discuss Iran and Türkiye’s interests in the South Caucasus. What are their political and economic perspectives on the region? 

Past Event

Professor Darchiashvili will examine the history of both Polish and Georgian nationalism to elucidate the parallels and differences between them.  

Past Event

Our speakers will discuss current developments in and around Abkhazia, human rights violations, and Georgian and international responses.