SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

Medieval Researches, full professor.

Director of the Center of Italian Culture





  • 1976 – 1981 : Studies in the Tbilisi State University, Faculty of Phisics (High Energy and Elementary Particles).
    1981 – 1989 : Resercher in Tbilisi Institute for Phisics (Cosmic rays)
  • 1989 – 1992 : Studies in Tbilisi Theological Academy.
    1994 : License in Theology (Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, Italy)
  • 1996 : Doctor in Eastern Ecclesiastic Sciences (Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome, Italy)
  • 1996 – 2002 : Docent of Italian Language and Literature in Javakhishvili State University (Tbilisi, Georgia)
  • 2001 – 2015 : Columnist and Press-Ombudsman in the daily newspaper “24 Saati”
  • 2002 – 2006 : Professor of Medieval History in Language and Culture Institute (Tbilisi)
  • Since 2006 : Professor in Ilia State University
  • 2010 – 2014 : Author and Anchorman of the Cultural Programm “B-flat” in Georgian Public Broadcaster.
  • 2008 : National Award of Italian Republic for the Literary Translation and Spreading of Italian Culture.

Scientific interests / research interests

Medieval History and Culture, Italian Literature.

Featured publications

  • San Teodosio Pecerskij, in Dizionario internazionale di Omiletica, Edizioni Salesiane, Roma 1995.
  • Problemi del pellegrinaggio nella spiritualità russa dell’Ottocento, “Vivere In”, Bari 1995.
  • San Filaret di Mosca (Drozdov), in Dizionario internazionale di Omiletica, Edizioni Salesiane, Roma 1995.
  • Davide IV “Cantico Penitenziale”. Saggio di Analisi storico-liturgica, Edizioni PIO, Roma 1996.
  • Tamar (la regina), “Biblioteca sanctorum”, Città Nuova, Roma 1996.
  • Giovanni Petrizi, “Biblioteca sanctorum”, Città Nuova, Roma 1996.
  • Mirian III, “Biblioteca sanctorum”, Città Nuova, Roma 1996.
  • Sciuscianik (la martire), “Biblioteca sanctorum”, Città Nuova, Roma 1996.
  • Concetto di santità nella spiritualità georgiana, “Biblioteca sanctorum”, Città Nuova, Roma 1997.
  • Le opere di Antonio Rosmini in lingua georgiana, in “Atti del Congresso Rosminiano”, Brescia 1997.
  • Antonio Rosmini nell’ambiente cristiano-ortodosso, in “Atti del Congresso Rosminiano”, Stresa 1997.
  • Filosofia di Antonio Rosmini e la fine della storia, in “Atti del Congresso Rosminiano”, Roma 1998.
  • Piegando le ginocchia del cuore (Davide IV), in collana “Testi dei padri della Chiesa”, Edizioni “Qiqajon”, Bose 1998.
  • Rinnovamento cristiano del pensiero, come la base delle nuove scoperte intellettuali nel Nuovo millennio, in “Nuovo Areopago”, Roma – Bologna – Forlì 2000.
  • Paesi cristiani dell’Est e la civiltà europea, in “Atti del convegno internazionale Civiltà europea e valori cristiani”, Torino 2001.

Books

  • Sociolinguistics, “Open Societi — Georgia” Publishing, Tbilisi 2001.

Articles in newspapers

  • More than 300 articles in the newspaper “24 saati”.

An extensive list of publications

Current Courses

Course Catalog

The World of Dante Alighieri (1 semester, MA), Christian Church and The Born of Europe (1 semester, MA), Europe from Humanism to Absolutism (1 semester, MA), Introduction in the Modern Thinking (1 year, BA).

Ancient Christian Gospels (2002 – 2010) (1 semester, BA), Antonio Rosmini Serbati — The Profile of Italian Philosopher (2004 – 2008) (1 semester, BA), The History and The Social Theory (2006 – 2012) (1 semester, BA), History of Italian Literature (2006 – 2016) (4 semesters, BA), The Theory of Leterary Translation (2012 – 2016) (1 semester, MA), Travel and Biography – Two Pillars of Subjectivism in Medieval Europe (2012 – 2017) (1 semester, MA).