The Kartvelologist

The Kartvelologist” is a bilingual (Georgian and English) peer-reviewed, academic journal, covering all spheres of Kartvelological scholarship. Along with introducing scholarly novelties in Georgian Studies, it aims at popularization of essays of Georgian researchers on the international level and diffusion of foreign Kartvelological scholarship in Georgian scholarly circles.

“The Kartvelologist” issues both in printed and electronic form. In 1993-2009 it came out only in printed form (#1-15). The publisher is the “Centre for Kartvelian Studies” (TSU), financially supported by the “Fund of the Kartvelological School”. In 2011-2013 the journal is financed by Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation.



1. Georgian Literature in English Translations. Under this heading, each issue of the journal will carry a Georgian author’s work or excerpt in an available English literary translation, in parallel with the Georgian text.

2. Kartvelological chronicle.  Under this heading a review of recent important developments in Kartvelological scholarship will be given (of a Kartvelological congress or important symposia; information about the holding of a Summer School, etc), or information reports on significant facts brought to light in Georgian Studies.

3. Eminent Kartvelologists. This will be devoted to a review of the scholarly activity of well-known Kartvelologists of earlier centuries or of the present day; a bibliography of Kartvelological studies, or greetings in connection with their anniversary dates.

4. Reminiscences on Kartvelologists. This heading will present reminiscences on well-known foreign and Georgian Kartvelologists, or on important facts in the history of Kartvelological sciences.

5. Encyclopedic review. Under this heading papers summing up and reviewing separate branches or subbranches of Kartvelological sciences will appear, providing full information to both foreign and Georgian readers on the status of a definite line or branch of Kartvelology.

6. One basic heading, obligatory in each issue of the journal, will be Scholarly themes. Under this heading those studies will appear that refer to new questions in some branch of Kartvelology or offering a novel interpretation of well-known problems. For its part, this heading will be subdivided into various directions according to different branches of Kartvelology, e. g. Scholarly themes: Rustvelology: scholarly themes: Kartvelian languages; scholarly themes: Georgian art, etc.

Of the above headings, some (and not all) will be represented in each issue of the journal. Should need arise new headings may be added in future.