Giorgi Sanikidze

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PhD (History, Middle Eastern studies). Full professor

Director of the G. Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies

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George Sanikidze is graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1984 (Faculty of Oriental studies). From 1986 he has been working in G. Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies on different position. In 1996-2002 he was the dean of the Faculty of history of Eastern countries at the Tbilisi Institute of Asia and Africa. In 2006-2010 he was the professor at the Tbilisi State University. In 1990 he received ‘candidate of sciences’ degree and in 2001 – doctor of sciences degree. He was working as a visiting scholar in Paris-Sorbonne-III and  Paris-Sorbonne-IV universities, UC Berkeley, universities of Hokkaido and Osaka. He is awarded by Fulbright, Diderot, Japan Foundation, University of Hokkaido, Central European University, Carnegie endowment, INTAS etc. grants and stipends. He is the author of up to 50 scientific publications (published in 9 countries), several textbooks and articles in Georgian press. He has been participated in up to 70 Scientific forums. Five doctoral thesis are defended under his supervision. He has delivered lectures in Berkeley, Montana, Paris-Sorbonne-III, Paris-Sorbonne-IV, Vaseda, Hokkaido, Kyoto ‘Iberoamaricana’ and ‘Anahuak’ universities. He is the member of several international scientific associations. In 2012 he received ‘Farabi’ international award in the field of Islamic and Iranian studies (supported by UNESCO).


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History and politics of the Middle Eastern countries (especially Iran); Georgian and Caucasian interactions with the Middle Eastern countries; Problems connected with Islam and Islamic movements; Question of ‘Orientalism’ and East-West interactions; Middle Eastern historiography.

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George Sanikidze is graduated from Tbilisi State University in 1984 (Faculty of Oriental studies). From 1986 he has been working in G. Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies on different position. In 1996-2002 he was the dean of the Faculty of history of Eastern countries at the Tbilisi Institute of Asia and Africa. In 2006-2010 he was the professor at the Tbilisi State University. In 1990 he received ‘candidate of sciences’ degree and in 2001 – doctor of sciences degree. He was working as a visiting scholar in Paris-Sorbonne-III and  Paris-Sorbonne-IV universities, UC Berkeley, universities of Hokkaido and Osaka. He is awarded by Fulbright, Diderot, Japan Foundation, University of Hokkaido, Central European University, Carnegie endowment, INTAS etc. grants and stipends. He is the author of up to 50 scientific publications (published in 9 countries), several textbooks and articles in Georgian press. He has been participated in up to 70 Scientific forums. Five doctoral thesis are defended under his supervision. He has delivered lectures in Berkeley, Montana, Paris-Sorbonne-III, Paris-Sorbonne-IV, Vaseda, Hokkaido, Kyoto ‘Iberoamaricana’ and ‘Anahuak’ universities. He is the member of several international scientific associations. In 2012 he received ‘Farabi’ international award in the field of Islamic and Iranian studies (supported by UNESCO).


Research interests

History and politics of the Middle Eastern countries (especially Iran); Georgian and Caucasian interactions with the Middle Eastern countries; Problems connected with Islam and Islamic movements; Question of ‘Orientalism’ and East-West interactions; Middle Eastern historiography.