SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
ILIA STATE UNIVERSITY

School of Arts and Sciences, Full Professor of History

Head of the Laboratory of Visual Anthropology and Local History





Has received Postdoctoral education as a Volkswagen Foundation Fellow at the Institute for Oriental Archaeology and Art at the University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany) with Prof. Dr. Winfried Orthmann between 1998-1999. Research thesis on “The Economic and Cultural Structure of the South Caucasian Population in the Third Millennium B.C.” Has defended doctoral dissertation in 1989 in Pre- and Protohistory at the Georgian National Academy of Sciences (Supervisor Prof. Konstantin Phickhelauri, Prof. Vakhtang Shamiladze) on the topic of “The Dwelling in the Ethnic Mode of Life”. Was a Doctoral Candidate at the State University of Tbilisi between 1985-1989. Graduated from Tbilisi State University School of History (Diploma Excellent) in 1976-1983.
Has worked at Ilia State University as a Professor and Dean of School of Humanities and Cultural Studies between 2006-2010. Was Director of the International Caucasological Scientific Research Institute in 1997. Was Professor of Ethnology at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University of between 1990-2006. Professor of Caucasian History at State Pedagogical University of Tbilisi in 1994-2006. Was a Professor of Georgian History at Technical University of Tbilisi 1988-1994. Senior Researcher of Kakhetian Archeological Expedition at Archeological Research Center, Georgian Academy of Sciences during 1983-2006.

Scientific interests / research interests

Research Projects

  • 2012-2015 – VolkswagenStiftung. Zwischen Europa und Orient – Mittelasien/Kaukasus im Fokus der Wissenschaft. Transformations of Sacred Spaces, Pilgrimages and Conceptions of Hybridity in the Post-Soviet Caucasus. https://portal.volkswagenstiftung.de/search/personDetails.do?addrNum=33676&fromProject=86472
  • October- December 2010: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellow at the University of Halle-Wittenberg Research project: The Mongol rule and the changes in the Georgian social life.
  • October- December 2007: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellow at the Institute for Pre- and Early History at the University of Heidelberg (with Prof. Dr. Harald Haputmann) Research project: For the opinion of the Economic Cultural structures of the population of the Central Caucasus and Hyndukusch middle of the 3rd millennium BC.
  • Iuni – October 2003: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellow at the Institute for Pre- and Early History at the University of Heidelberg (with Prof. Dr. Harald Haputmann). Research Proj ect: “On Food Production Techniques of the Central Transcaucasian Population of the mid-3rd Millennium B.C “
  • October- December 2000: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellow at the Institute for Oriental Archaeology and Art at the University of Halle-Wittenberg (Prof. Dr. Winfried Ortmann). Research Project: “Traditional Shrines in East Georgia.”
  • June -Aug. 1980; June-Aug. 1981; June – Aug. 1984; June-Aug. 1986; June-Aug. 1988: Ethnographic Expedition to Svanetien (West Georgia). State Museum of Georgia. Research Associate.
  • November-December 1995: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Fellow at the Institute for Pre- and Early History at the University of Heidelberg (with Prof. Dr. Harald Haputmann). Research project: “The Housing Phenomenon in the System of Caucasian Cultures in the Paleometal Epoch.”
  • 1983-2004: Kakhetian Archaeological Expedition. Georgian Academy of Sciences. Senior Researcher.
  • April-May 1985-1986; 1995-1996: Ethnolinguistic Expedition in Daghestan and Chechnya.
  • 1986-1994 Assistant Professor at the Technical University of Georgia for Georgian History.
  • June 1984: XIII Assyriological World Congress. Leningrad (Russia).
  • April 1986: III Research Congress of Younger Scholars. Archeological Research Center, Georgian Academy of Sciences. Tbilisi.
  • April 1989: IV Research Congress of Younger Scholars. Archeological Research Center, Georgian Academy of Sciences. Tbilisi.
  • May 1991: Caucasological Research Conference at the University of Chicago (USA).
  • October 1983; October 1986; October 1989: II, III, IV International Symposium, “The Caucasus in the System of Eurasian Cultures in the Paleo-metal Epoch.” Tbilisi, Signagi, Telavi.
  • November 1988: USA-USSR Archaeological Colloquium. Signagi, Georgia. April 1996. International Archaeological Colloquium. Signagi, Georgia.
  • July-August 1994: Ethnographic Expedition to Meschet-Djawacheti.
  • July 1995: July 1996; July-October 1997; June-August 1999, 2000, 2001: Ethnolinguistic Expedition to Svaneti, Ratscha, Imereti, Kacheti, Djavakheti, Khevsureti, Pschavi, Mtiuleti. Canadian Academy of Sciences. Coordinator. `
  • From November 1991: Lectures at the State University of Tbilisi. (Intensive Course on Paleoethnology).
  • From September 1992: Lectures at the State Pedagogical University of Tbilisi. (Basic course in Archaeology and Ethnology).

  • Monographs
    Housing in the Life of the Ethnos, Tbilisi: Mecniereba, 1989. [In Russian].
  • For a delimitation of the place of the phenomenon of dwellings in the daily life and culture of the Georgian people in the past (An attempt at
  • Paleo Ethnological study).Amirani IX1 Montreal-Tbilissi: 2003. -256 S. [In Georgian, resume in English].
  • Dwelling in the life and culture of the ancient Georgians, Tbilisi University Press, 2005 – 302 S. [In Georgian, resume in English].
  • Saint George the great Knight. Tbilisi: Amirani 2014 – 65 S. [In Georgian, resume in English and Germany].
    Articles and Other Essays
  • Bukhrashvili P. On the Question of the Determination of Archaeological Culture and of Economic/Cultural Types. Proceedings of the State
  • University of Tbilisi, vol. 12 Tbilisi. University Press, 1986, 115-127. [In Georgian].
    Bukhrashvili P. The Housing Phenomenon and Spatial Perception. Garadji. Proceedings of the Kakheti archeological expedition. Tbilisi: Mecniereba, 1988, 207-219. [In Georgian].
  • Bukhrashvili P. Religion as Social Occurrence. Archaeological Research. Tbilisi: Mecniereba, 1989, 127- I 41. [In Georgian] .
  • Bukhrashvili P. Housing and Genotheism, Proceedings of the State University of Tbilisi, vol. 14. Tbilisi: University Press, 1990. 179-18 8. [In Georgian] .
  • Bukhrashvili P. On the Question of Research on the Housing Phenomenon. Pröceedings of ihe Kakhetian Archaeological Expedition, vol. 9. Tbilisi: Mecniereba, 78-89. [In Georgian].
  • Bukhrashvili P. The Festival of St. Giorgi in Hadischi. Kartvel i Eri N14, Tbilisi 1991, St.4. [In Georgian] .
  • Bukhrashvili P. National Consciousness and Economic Psychology. Proceedings of the Greek-Georgian University, vol. 1. Tbilisi: University Press, 1994, 28-64. [In Georgian).
  • Bukhrashvili P. The Housing Phenomenon in Early History. Proceedings of the Greek Georgian University, vol. 2 . Tbilisi: University Press, 1995. 17-32. [In Georgian].
  • Bukhrashvili P. Ha, Hat Marjah: Images from Chechen Ethnology. Marji Journal .Tbilisi 1995, 8. [In Georgian] .
  • Bukhrashvili P. On the Question of the Caucasian National Idea. Marji (Tbilisi 1995), 7-8. [In Georgian]
  • Bukhrashvili P. Housing in Georgian Folklore. Research Conference at the Greek Georgian University. Tbilisi: University Press, 12-13. [In Georgian] .
  • Bukhrashvili P. On the Question of National Consciousness. Kutaisuri Saubrebi, vol. 3 Kutaisi: University Press, 1996, 27-29. [In Georgian].
  • Bukhrashvili P. On the Question of the Ethnogenetic Process in Old Caucasia. Kutaisuri Saubrebi, vol. 4 , Kutaissi: University Press, 1997, 33-34. [In Georgian].
  • Bukhrashvili P. The Housing Phenornenon in the System of Caucasian Cultures in the Paleo-Metal Epoch,” Amirani, vol. 1, Tbilisi: Amirani Press, 1999, 18-32. [In German].
  • Bukhrashvili P. Tuite K.J., Binarism and Complimentarity in Northeast Georgia: The Conception of Boys and Girls at the Jagsari Shrine,
  • Georgika, vol. 22 (Konstanz: UVK-University Press, 1999), 59-73. [In German]
  • Bukhrashvili P. (20001): The Festival of St. Giorgi in Svaneti. Kutaisuri saubrebi, vol. 7 (Kutaisi 2000), 3 6-3 9. [In Georgian] .
  • Bukhrashvili P. (20002): On Food Production Techniques of the Central Transcaucasian Population of the mid-3rd Millennium B.C., Amirani, vol. 2. Tbilisi: 2000, 19-33. [In Georgian, resume in English] .
  • Bukhrashvili P. (20003): The Russian Conception of Colonialism and Transcaucasian Ethnopolitical Reality. Amirani, vol. 2 Tbilisi: 2000, 72-84. [In Georgian, resume in English]
  • Bukhrashvili P. (20011): Towards an understanding of Georgian-Armenian Relations. Amirani IV – V. Tbilssi: 2001, 113-138. [In Georgian, resume in English].
  • Bukhrashvili P. (20012): Kartli and Kakheti in the last quarter of the 18th and beginning of the 19th centuries. Amirani IV -V (Montreal – Tbilissi 2001 ), 139-164. [In Georgian, resume in English] .
  • Bukhrashvili P. (20013): Preliminary report on archaeological discovery: “Drosha” (proccessional cross) from Lasharis Jvari (Khmelgori, Pshavi). Amirani IV – V. Montreal – Tbilissi: 2001, 266-270. [In Georgian, resume in English].
  • Bukhashvili P. (20021): Lichenishi – a hollday for sons in the Upper Svan community of Hadishi. Amirani VI. Montreal –Tbilissi: 2002. St.7-19. [In Georgian, resume in English].
  • Bukhrashvili P.,Tuite. K. (20022): Central Caucasian religious systems and social ideology in the post-Soviet period. Amirani VII . Montreal-Tbilissi: 2002. 7-24. [In English, resume in Georgian] .
  • Bukhrashvili P. (20031): On the of investigation of ethnic Culture. Kartvelian Heritage IX. (Kutaisi 2003) 73- 89. [In Georgian, resume in English].
  • Buchraschwili P., Dolidze R., Tuite K.J, (20032): Interview mit Chevisberi Pilipe Bagiauri, Georgika, vol. 26 . Aachen. Shaker Verlag 2003, 44-64 [In German].
  • Buchraschwili P. (2004): Die Flagge und die Insignien des Stammführers aus der Bronzezeit. Amirani X. Tbilissi: Amiraniverlag 2004. St. 7-21 [In Georgian, resume in German].
  • Bukhrashvili P. Traditional cultic sites and associated religious practices in the highland province of Pshavi (northeastern Georgia): Mapping and documentation. AMIRANI XIV-XV, Tbilisi 2006, St. 29-36
  • Buchraschwili P. Bautradition, Gen- und theokratisches, soziales System der Bevölkerung vom Kaukasus und des Hindukusch-Hochlandes (Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede). AMIRANI XIV-XV, Tbilisi 2006 St. 22-28[In German].
  • Bukhrashvili P. House and Shrine in ancient Georgia; Bulleten of the AGIBAS (American-Georgian Institute of Biblical and Archaeological Studies) # 2-3, Tbilisi State University, Cornell University 2006, St.9-14.
  • Buchraschwili P. (2007): Archaeological excavations in Gomareti (South East Georgia). AMIRANI XVII-XVIII, Tbilisi 2007 St. 25-37[In Georgian].
  • Bukhrashvili P. (20101): Towards Undestanding of the Georgian-Armenian Relations. History and Identity: The South Caucasus and Other Gedions in Transition. Edit Print, Yerevan 267-284 st.
  • Bukhrashvili P. (20102):The Russian Perception and the Ethno-Political Reality in the Transcaucasia History and Identity: The South Caucasus and Other Gedions in Rransition. Edit Print, Yerevan 256-269 st.
  • Buchraschwili P. (20111): Die mongolische Herrschaft und die Veränderungen im georgischen sozialen Leben. Amirani XXII, Tbilisi. http://caucasology.com/amirani22/bukhrashvili.djvu
  • Bukhrashvili P. (20112): The flag and insignia of the tribe leader from the Bronze Age, The linguo cultural Studies, Batumi, 2011 St. 94-99
  • Buchraschwili P. (20121) On a motif in Georgian iconography. Amirani XXIV, Tbilisi. http://www.caucasology.com/amirani24/bukhrashvili.djvu
  • Bukhrashvili P. (20122) Reflexion sur les relations armeno-georgiennes, L’Europe et le Caucase. Les relations interregionales et la question de l’identite. Univeritete d’Etat Ilia, Tbilisi, 2012 275-283 st.
  • Buchraschwili P. (20123): ,,Hause” – ,,Shrine” in ancient Georgia, History and Archaeology of the Caucasus, Ilia State University, Tb. 2012 S.. 210-219
  • Buchraschwili P. ,,House” in ancient Georgia. Proceedings of III international congress of Caucasiologists. Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University Tb. 2013 გვ. 27-28
  • Buchraschwili P. Nicholas Marr – 150, Amirani XXV, S. 276-286, Tb. 2014 http://caucasology.com/view_amirani_geo.php?id=314

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