The 5th International Conference of the National Archives of the Ministry of Justice of Georgia "Archival Studies, Source Studies – Trends and Challenges" was held on September 24-25, 2020.
The event was opened by the Director General of the National Archives of Georgia Teona Iashvili. Conference participants were welcomed by: David Fricker, President of the International Council on Archives (ICA); Charles Farrugia, Director of the European Division of the International Council on Archives (EURBICA), Director of the Malta Archives; Jusie Norteva, Director General of the National Archives of Finland; Zaza Abashidze, Director of the Korneli Kekelidze Georgian National Center of Manuscripts; Rismag Gordeziani, Doctor of Philosophy; Vasil Kacharava, President of the Georgian Association for American Studies.
The reports at the international conference was read by nearly 180 Georgian and foreign scientists. Apart from Georgia, the participants included representatives of scientific circles from Germany, Italy, Greece, Finland, Japan, Poland, Ukraine, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
The 5th International Conference was dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the founding of the National Archives of Georgia and the 300th anniversary of the birth of King Erekle II.
The event included the following scientific directions: Archival Studies; Source Studies; Antiquities; History/Art, History/Ethnology; Philology (codicology-textology); Intercultural communications; Restoration-conservation; Digital archives and databases; Cultural heritage management; Georgia and the South Caucasus in 1918-1921; King Erekle II. The conference aims to gather scientific novelty, to stimulate close scientific ties between Georgian and foreign scientists, to promote interdisciplinary and intercultural research, to share news in the field of digital humanities.
Interested listeners had the opportunity to follow the conference live, on the official Facebook page of the National Archives and the ZOOM platform.