On November 7-9, 2016, Khazar University and Labex TransferS in affiliation to the French National Research Center (CNRS) jointly organized an international conference on “Encounters and Interweavings in the Caucasus: a long-term history of cross-cultural transfers” which was held at Khazar University.
Professor Hamlet Isaxanli, the founder of Khazar University and Chairman of its Board of Directors and Trustees, opened the conference. Then presentations were made by scholars from French, Switzerland, Russia, Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan about cultural transfer processes in the Caucasus in the fields of history, archeology, and cultural studies.
The conference focused on the cultural history of the Caucasus or more precisely on the mixed forms generated by cultural encounters from Antiquity to the end of the Soviet Period.
The conference included two parts. The first was plenary sessions on November 7 and 8. The second part was a cultural program on November 9 in which visitors were given a tour of Ateshgah Temple National History-Archeology Reserve, Martyrs’ Cemetery and the Old City. At the end of the day, a concert with musical and dance numbers was given in their honor at the Khazar University downtown campus (122 Bashir Safaroghlu St.).
The conference was reported by multiple TV channels and news agencies.