Call for Papers

International Scientific Conference

“Georgian Manuscript Heritage”

Kekelidze Georgian National Center of Manuscripts – 65


In 2023 one of the most important schools of Georgian literature and culture studies – the National Center of Manuscripts in Tbilisi will celebrate its 65th anniversary. In 2023 the Georgian monastery of Iviron on Mount Athos will turn 1040 years old.


For the National Center of Manuscripts, the coincidence of these two dates has a special and symbolic meaning. This is because the spiritual and intellectual values pursued at the Iviron Literary Centre are close to the scholarly principles that guided the founders of the National Center of Manuscripts.


To celebrate these two dates, the National Center of Manuscripts is organizing an international scientific conference – “Georgian Manuscript Heritage” – to take place on June 28-30, 2023.


The themes of the conference are:

  • Old Georgian original and translated literature
  • Literary center of Iviron Monastery (Mount Athos)
  • Historical and source studies
  • The medieval manuscript book
  • Archival studies
  • Restoration-conservation of manuscripts.


The deadline for submitting an abstract (200 words) and author details (contact details and a brief biographical note) is 31 January 2023. Information should be sent to the following address: Selection of papers is based on the abstract, and presenters will be notified whether they have been successful by mid-February 2023.