Department of Social Anthropology

Trial Lecture and Public Defence: Giorgi Cheishvili

On January 25 2022 Giorgi Cheishvili will defend his doctoral thesis for the PhD Degree at the University of Bergen. The trial lecture will be held on January 24 2022.

Giorgi Cheishvili disputerer
Giorgi Cheishvili will will hold his trial lecture January 24 and defend his doctoral thesis on January 24 2022.
Mariam Pakeliani

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The title of the thesis

"They Have Their Flag, We Have Ours"

Trial Lecture

January 24, 15.15 Digital meeting room 

Assigned topic: "Event-ness, the border, and temporality"

Public Defence

January 25, 10.15 Digital meeting room 


  1. Professor Rebecca Bryant, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Utrecht University
  2. Professor Mathijs Pelkmans, Department of Anthropology, London School of Economics and Political Science

Third member and leader of the committe is Professor Ståle Knudsen, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen

The trial lecture and public defence will be chaired by Associate Professor Synnøve Bendixsen

Meet the Candidate after the Public Defense

Join us in Digital meeting room directly after the public defense to meet and greet the candidate. In this meeting you may join with microphone and camera

How to attend the trial lecture and public defence

Welcome to virtual trial lecture and defense! To attend the trial lecture and defense, click on the links above.

The trial lecture will start at 15.15 and the defense at 10.15, sharp. You may leave and rejoin the meeting at any time. If the Zoom application is new to you, we recommend that you press the link well before the events to download the program.

The audience are observing participants only, and therefore not able to turn on microphone and camera during the events. 

If you want to attend as opponent ex auditorio, please send an e-mail to Anne-Kathrin.Thomassen@uib.no by 12.00 January 25. Other questions can also be sent here.

The thesis is also available on request to Anne-Kathrin.Thomassen@uib.no. It is not allowed to download, print or share the thesis.

The trial lecture and defense will be recorded in case of technical difficulties. The recorded material will only be used if any member of the committee is absent due to technical errors, and we will delete it immediately after the committee has approved the events.