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Vamling, Karina, ProfessorORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0003-3415-203X
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Vamling, K. (2023). Identifying the Caucasus as a region in a historical perspective: A corpus-based study on the uses of the concept ‘Caucasus’. In: Proceedings of the International Congress of Caucasian Studies, Tbilisi, October 3-5, 2022: . Paper presented at International Congress of Caucasian Studies, Tbilisi, October 3-5, 2022, dedicated to Mariam Lordkipanidze and Thomas Gamkrelidze (pp. 1-10). Tbilisi
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Identifying the Caucasus as a region in a historical perspective: A corpus-based study on the uses of the concept ‘Caucasus’
2023 (English)In: Proceedings of the International Congress of Caucasian Studies, Tbilisi, October 3-5, 2022, Tbilisi, 2023, p. 1-10Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The paper addresses the question of when the understanding of the Caucasus region started to emerge in Europe, that is, when ‘Caucasus’ was used with respect to a region and not only referred to a mountain range. A closely related issue is the extent of the region that ‘Caucasus’ refers to, its territorial spread. My perspective is an outsider’s perspective: how the region was perceived and reported on by outsiders. It is not about how the Caucasus was perceived from the inside of the region, about what makes the Caucasus a region – its historical, linguistic and cultural common roots and identity. My starting point is to take a closer look at how the concept of the Caucasus region developed. I focus on the development in Sweden, a country on the European periphery. Studies of the Caucasus were more developed and more well-known in central European countries such as Germany, France and the UK. That is also a reason why it is interesting to explore the understanding of the Caucasus in the European periphery. It’s well-known that the Caucasus mountain range was a well-established geographical entity already in antiquity and the Middle Ages and it regularly appeared on early maps. This study is based on the use of the term ‘Caucasus’ and closely related concepts in a digital corpus of Swedish newspapers from the 18th and 19th centuries. In addition, as a wider frame of reference, a corpus of old European maps of the region from the same period was compiled and is also discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tbilisi: , 2023
Keywords
Caucasus Studies, Caucasus region, Caucasus
National Category
Other Humanities
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64478 (URN)
Conference
International Congress of Caucasian Studies, Tbilisi, October 3-5, 2022, dedicated to Mariam Lordkipanidze and Thomas Gamkrelidze
Available from: 2023-12-14 Created: 2023-12-14 Last updated: 2023-12-20Bibliographically approved
Vamling, K. & Magnusson, M.-L. (2023). Ryssland mot Turkiet i Nagorno-Karabach. Forskning & Framsteg (2023-09-26)
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Ryssland mot Turkiet i Nagorno-Karabach
2023 (Swedish)In: Forskning & Framsteg, ISSN 0015-7937, no 2023-09-26Article in journal (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.)) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Forskning och framsteg, Sällskapet för forskningsinformation, Forskningsrådens nämnd för forskningsinformation (utgivare), 2023
Keywords
Nagorno-Karabakh, post-Soviet separatist conflicts, conflict resolution, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Turkey, Russia, Nagorno-Karabach, postsovjetiska konflikter, konfliktlösning, Armenia, Azerbajdzjan, Ryssland, Turkiet
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalisation Studies)
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-64736 (URN)
Available from: 2023-12-26 Created: 2023-12-26 Last updated: 2024-02-27Bibliographically approved
Vamling, K. (2022). Maria Anholm in Georgia and her book “I Gogs och Magogs land” (1895). In: Naira Bepievi (Ed.), Development of Georgian-Ossetian relationship. VII International Scientific Conference. Proceedings, 13-14 October 2021: Dedicated to Ioane Ialghuzidze. Paper presented at Development of Georgian-Ossetian relationship. VII International Scientific Conference, 13-14 October 2021 (pp. 115-119). Tbilisi: Tbilisi State University
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Maria Anholm in Georgia and her book “I Gogs och Magogs land” (1895)
2022 (English)In: Development of Georgian-Ossetian relationship. VII International Scientific Conference. Proceedings, 13-14 October 2021: Dedicated to Ioane Ialghuzidze / [ed] Naira Bepievi, Tbilisi: Tbilisi State University , 2022, p. 115-119Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The paper addresses the work of the Swedish writer, missionary and women’s rights advocate  Maria Elisabeth Anholm (1851–1946). She visited the Caucasus and Georgia in 1893, which resulted in the publication of the book “I Gogs och Magogs land. Skildringar och studier från en resa i Kaukasien [In the land of Gog and Magog. Accounts and Studies from a journey in the Caucasus]” (1895).  Maria Anholm gives a personal account of her travels and stay in Georgia and Armenia. She has a special interest in portaying the different ethnic groups of the Caucasus, and writes extensively about the Georgians and Armenians, and also about the Circassians. Ossetians, Kists, Svanetians, Yezids, Tatars, Germans and others. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tbilisi: Tbilisi State University, 2022
Keywords
Travel writing, travelogue, Georgian studies
National Category
Other Humanities not elsewhere specified
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-56741 (URN)978-9941-33-109-1 (ISBN)
Conference
Development of Georgian-Ossetian relationship. VII International Scientific Conference, 13-14 October 2021
Available from: 2022-12-15 Created: 2022-12-15 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Vamling, K. (2021). Fyra år som förändrade Georgiens identitet. In: Vi såg sammanbrottet: Svenska och danska forskares berättelser från Kaukasus under Sovjetväldets sista år (pp. 73-93). Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Fyra år som förändrade Georgiens identitet
2021 (Swedish)In: Vi såg sammanbrottet: Svenska och danska forskares berättelser från Kaukasus under Sovjetväldets sista år, Malmö universitet, 2021, p. 73-93Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö universitet, 2021
Series
Caucasus Studies ; 8
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-49066 (URN)10.24834/isbn.9789178772339_3 (DOI)978-91-7877-232-2 (ISBN)978-91-7877-233-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-29 Created: 2021-12-29 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Vamling, K. & Tchantouria, R. (2021). Georgiska: Grammatisk översikt med texter och ordlista. Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Georgiska: Grammatisk översikt med texter och ordlista
2021 (Swedish)Book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The publication is an overview (in Swedish) of Georgian grammar with texts, reference tables and Georgian/Swedish wordlists. It also includes audio files and exercises. All Georgian texts and examples are given in Georgian script with parallel Latin transliteration.

The material was originally written in 1988 for the first Georgian course at Lund University and later became the basis for the online Georgian course “Georgian I” currently offered at Malmö University. The book is published in connection with the 20 years anniversary of the online course 2001-2021.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö universitet, 2021. p. 279
Series
Caucasus Studies ; 7
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-46085 (URN)10.24834/isbn.9789178772155 (DOI)978-91-7877-215-5 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-09-24 Created: 2021-09-24 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Vamling, K. (2021). Hur jag intog det nordkaukasiska fästet Majkop. In: Vi såg sammanbrottet: Svenska och danska forskares berättelser från Kaukasus under Sovjetväldets sista år (pp. 151-162). Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur jag intog det nordkaukasiska fästet Majkop
2021 (Swedish)In: Vi såg sammanbrottet: Svenska och danska forskares berättelser från Kaukasus under Sovjetväldets sista år, Malmö universitet, 2021, p. 151-162Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö universitet, 2021
Series
Caucasus Studies ; 8
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-49067 (URN)10.24834/isbn.9789178772339_8 (DOI)978-91-7877-232-2 (ISBN)978-91-7877-233-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-29 Created: 2021-12-29 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Berglund, C., Gotfredsen, K. B., Hudson, J. & Petersson, B. (Eds.). (2021). Language and Society in the Caucasus: Understanding the Past, Navigating the Present. Lund: Universus Press
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Language and Society in the Caucasus: Understanding the Past, Navigating the Present
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2021 (English)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This book brings together a strong and international team of linguists, historians, and social and political scientists renowned for their expertise on North and South Caucasus. Their contributions paint a compelling picture of the region’s contested past and highlight some of the enduring challenges still confronting it. Taken together, the ten chapters of the book enhance our understanding of the region’s ancient languages, shed light on historical events of crucial significance, and uncover mechanisms behind political conflict and cooperation in the tinderbox that is the Caucasus.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Universus Press, 2021. p. 248
Keywords
Caucasus, Languages, Societies
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Research subject
Global politics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-42311 (URN)978-91-87439-67-4 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-05-25 Created: 2021-05-25 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Kobaidze, M., Tchantouria, R. & Vamling, K. (2021). On olfactory terminology in Georgian and other Kartvelian languages. In: Przemysław Staniewski (Ed.), The Linguistics of Olfaction: Typological and Diachronic Approaches to Synchronic Diversity (pp. 113-135). John Benjamins Publishing Company
Open this publication in new window or tab >>On olfactory terminology in Georgian and other Kartvelian languages
2021 (English)In: The Linguistics of Olfaction: Typological and Diachronic Approaches to Synchronic Diversity / [ed] Przemysław Staniewski, John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2021, p. 113-135Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The present chapter is a study of the system of olfactory expressions in Georgian, Megrelian, and other Kartvelian languages, including questions of etymology and semantic extensions. Olfactory expressions in the Kartvelian languages are explored with Viberg (1984) as a point of departure, making a division into activity, experience and copulative (source-based) expressions. The study largely relies on data from text corpora of Standard Georgian as well as Georgian dialects. The Kartvelian languages are shown to exhibit specific olfactory terminology, but show numerous examples of expressions being used in several perception modalities. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
John Benjamins Publishing Company, 2021
Series
Typological Studies in Language, ISSN 0167-7373 ; 131
Keywords
Etymology, Georgian, Megrelian, Olfactory perception
National Category
General Language Studies and Linguistics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-48712 (URN)10.1075/tsl.131.04kob (DOI)2-s2.0-85105529891 (Scopus ID)9789027260178 (ISBN)9789027208408 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-28 Created: 2021-12-28 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Magnusson, M.-L. & Vamling, K. (Eds.). (2021). Vi såg sammanbrottet: Svenska och danska forskares berättelser från Kaukasus under Sovjetväldets sista år. Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vi såg sammanbrottet: Svenska och danska forskares berättelser från Kaukasus under Sovjetväldets sista år
2021 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I antologin “Vi såg sammanbrottet” berättar en grupp svenska och danska forskare om sina erfarenheter från resor, studiebesök och fältarbete i Kaukasusområdet under Sovjetväldets sista decennium och sammanbrott. Kaukasus var, liksom Baltikum, ett utkantsområde i Sovjet­unionen, men just dessa två skulle få stor betydelse i den reformprocess som Gorbatjov påbörjade 1985 och som sex år senare resulterade i sovjetstatens upplösning.

I sina bidrag berättar författarna om de nya självständighetsrörelserna i Kaukasus och ökade spänningar med Moskva, om hur de sovjetiska strukturerna på olika nivåer bröts ned och nationella kulturer fick ökad betydelse. De skildrar hur förmoderna traditioner fortfarande spelar roll trots sovjetisk modernisering, beskriver kulturella särdrag och likheter och iakttar även fördjupade etniska motsättningar. Artiklarna är baserade på material insamlat under resor och fältarbeten i både södra och norra Kaukasus.

Medverkande är statsvetaren Ib Faurby, kulturgeografen Lars Funch Hansen, minoritets­forskaren Helen Krag, slavisten  Märta-Lisa Magnusson, historikern och iranologen Søren Theisen och lingvisten Karina Vamling.

Abstract [en]

In the anthology “We witnessed the break-up” a group of Swedish and Danish researchers recount their experiences in the Caucasus region during the final years of the Soviet Union and the period shortly after. The Caucasus, like the Baltic region, was on the outskirts of the Soviet Union, but these two regions were to play an important role in the reform process that Gorbachev initiated in 1985 and that six years later led to the disintegration of the Soviet Union.

In their contributions the authors write about the new movements for independence in the Caucasus and increasing tensions with Moscow, how the Soviet structures at different levels were breaking down and the national cultures became increasingly important. They describe how premodern traditions still play a role, despite Soviet modernization, account for specific cultural features and similarities and also witness deepening ethnic antagonism.

The authors are political scientist Ib Faurby, cultural geographer Lars Funch Hansen, researcher on minority issues Helen Krag, slavicist Märta-Lisa Magnusson, historian and Iranologist Søren Theisen and general linguist Karina Vamling.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö universitet, 2021. p. 162
Series
Caucasus Studies ; 8
National Category
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-49064 (URN)10.24834/isbn.9789178772339 (DOI)978-91-7877-232-2 (ISBN)978-91-7877-233-9 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-12-29 Created: 2021-12-29 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
Vamling, K. (Ed.). (2020). Protecting Cultural Heritage in the Caucasus: Papers from the RUCARR Conference, December 5-6, 2018. Paper presented at Protecting Cultural Heritage in the Caucasus, Malmö, December 5-6 2018. Malmö universitet
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Protecting Cultural Heritage in the Caucasus: Papers from the RUCARR Conference, December 5-6, 2018
2020 (English)Conference proceedings (editor) (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Malmö universitet, 2020
Series
Caucasus Studies ; 6
National Category
Specific Languages
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:mau:diva-37679 (URN)10.24834/isbn.9789178771608 (DOI)978-91-7877-160-8 (ISBN)
Conference
Protecting Cultural Heritage in the Caucasus, Malmö, December 5-6 2018
Available from: 2020-12-21 Created: 2020-12-21 Last updated: 2023-07-04Bibliographically approved
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