Rector of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University

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Name and Surname: Merab Khalvashi

Academic Position: Associate Professor

Administrative Position: Rector of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University

Date of birth: 05/09/1972

Address: 35, Ninoshvili street, 6010, Batumi (office); 65, Jincharadze Street, Batumi (home)

E-mail: m.khalvashi@bsu.edu.ge; rector@bsu.edu.ge

                                         Telephone: 577 17 97 55; +995(422) 27 17 87

Education:

Qualification / Academic degree: historian, history teacher (Master equivalent);

Direction of Education, Field: Humanities, History

Qualification / Academic degree: Candidate of Historical Sciences (Dr. equivalent)

Direction of Education, Field: Archaeology

Research interests: Antique and Early Byzantine period cities and urban studies in  South-West Georgia

Work Experience:

Since 2016 (18.07) Rector of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University;

2015-2016 Acting Rector of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University;

2011-2015 Head of Quality Assurance Service of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University;

2011- Head of Graduate Studies Management Service

2010-2012 Head of Department of History, Archeology and Ethnology of BSU (Simultaneously);

2005-2011 Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Law of BSU

2004-2005 Acting Director of the Batumi Archaeological Museum

1998-2004 Deputy Research Director of the Batumi Archaeological Museum

2004-2006 Docent at the Department of History of Georgia at Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University (part-time -0,5)

1996-1999   Researcher of Department of Archaeology and Art History of Niko Berdzenishvili Research Institute of Georgian academy of Sciences (part-time -0,5)

Publications:

  • Chios amphorae: On the issues of typological-chronological classification and its relation to the Colchis Chios (according to the data of South-West Georgia), Proceedings of the Batumi Archaeological Museum, 3, Batumi, 2005
  • On the issues of dating of one group of Chios amphorae (according to the Greek necropolis of 5 BC in pine forest) "Researches" in Georgian  Archaeology, Journal of Otar Lordkipanidze Archaeological Research Center of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia, pp15-16, Tbilisi, 2005
  • Apsarus in the Second Half of the 1st Millenium B.C., Abstracts of XI International Symposium in Vani (in Georgian and English languages), Researches" in Georgian  Archaeology, Journal of Otar Lordkipanidze Archaeological Research Center of the Academy of Sciences of Georgia, Supplements XIII, Tbilisi, 2005
  • Gonio-Apsarus in Byzantine Era (according to written and archaeological materials), "Byzantine Studies in Georgia 2", Tbilisi, 2009
  • Sinope amphorae from Gonio-Apsarus, Proceeding of Niko Berdzenishvili Institute, VII, Batumi, 2008
  • Apsarus in the 1 millennium BC, Gonio-Apsarus VIII (Collection of Works), Batumi, 2009
  • Socio-economic and cultural development of inhabitants of Ajara in the early feudal period. Researches on the history of Southwest of Georgia  (Adjara), ІІ, 2009, pp 98-115
  • South Black Sea ceramics from Apsarus. Humanitarian Sciences in Informational Society, 1, Batumi, 2012, pp 395-399;
  • Historical and Archaeological issues of Georgia and Caucasus, Tbilisi, 2012, pp 237-254;
  • Flavius Arrianus and Apsarus Roman Garrisons. Humanitarian Sciences in Informational Society, 2, Batumi, 2014
  • Some archeological findings in the area of eastern Chaneti (Lazeti/Lazona), protected cultural sites in the eastern part of Historical Chaneti, Batumi, 2014, pp 130-135
  • Apsarus in the First Half of the 1st Millenium B.C. ISSN 2-84667-106-8, Pont-Euxin et Polis. Actes du Xe Symposium de Vani, Paris, Presses Universitaires Franche-Comte,2005
  • On the dating of one group of chian amphoras (based on finds from the Pichvnari Greek Necropolis of the 5TH century bc), ISSN 28971-206 Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia- An International Journal of Comparative Studies in History and archaeology , Brill, Leiden, vol.12, 3-4,2006
  • Апсарская крепость в I-III вв. н.э. (По данным письменных и археологических источников), ISSN 978-99940-968-0-0 «Археология и этнография Кавказа», Тбиписи,2007
  • Гонио-апсар (Краткая история), Инновационные аспекты исследования культуры, археологии, этнологии, лингвистики стран Черноморского бассейна, Издательство, Государственный университет Шота Руставели. Департамент Славистики, Батуми,2008
  • Roman amphorae from Gonio-Apsarus. “production and Trade of Amphorae in the Black Sea” Actes de la Table Rounde Intrrnationale de Batoumi et Trabzon,2719 April 2006 ,TATABS I, Varia Anrtolica XXI, Paris, 2009
  • Chian amphorae from Kobuleti-Pichvnari, “production and Trade of Amphorae in the Black Sea” Actes de la Table Rounde Internationale de Batoumi et Trabzon,2719 April 2006 ,TATABS I, Varia Anrtolica XXI, Paris, 2009
  • „Roman amphorae from Gonio-Apsarus“.– “production and Trade of Amphorae in the Black Sea”, TATABS I, Varia  Anrtolica XXI, Paris, 2010, pp 33-37
  • „Byzantine Amphorae from Southwestern Georgia“– production and Trade of Amphorae in the Black Sea”, TATABS II, Bulgaria, Sofia, 2011, pp 265-270
  • Byzantine Amphorae from the Eastern Black sea Coast, production and Trade of Amphorae in the Black Sea” abstracts de la Table Round Internationale de beld in Kitan , Nessebar, Sredetz,September 26-30 2007,TATABS II, Bulgaria, Sofia, 2011, pp 265-270
  • Roman stamped Bricks from Apsarus. - Innovative Aspects of Study of the Black sea Countries, History, Anthropology, Literature and linguistics, 2 Blagoevgrad-Batumi, 2011, pp 310-319
  • The axiological Evidence of the 1st Century AD from the Fort of Apsarus.-international colloquium - The Romans at the Black sea During the Time of Augustus: The Evidence of Literary, archeological and Numismatic Sources, abstracts, p. 24, Tulcea, Romania, 2012
  • Sinopean Import on the Black sea littoral of South west Georgia.-Ancient Civilizations from Scythia to Siberia.-Sinope un etat de la Question Aperes Quinze ans de Travaux, actes du Symposium International 7-7 May2009,  Bril, Leiben-Boston.2012. ISBN 97890 20653 3, pp 487-509;
  • Sinopean amphorae in Apsarus.-The Black Sea, Paplagonia, Pontus and Prygia in Antiquate, aspects of archaeology and ancient history – BAR International series 2432, 2012, ISBN 978 1 4073 1031 2, pp 213-129;
  • „Sinopean Import on the Black sea littoral of South west Georgia“.– Sinope un etat de la Question Aperes Quinze ans de Travaux, Bril, Leiben-Boston, 2012, pp 487-509;
  • Concerning to the Relationships between Eastern Black Sea Area and Outside World in the Roman and Early Byzantine Periodes.- PHASIS, Greek and Roman Studies, VOLUME 17, 2014. pp 189-196

International Conferences and Forums

  • XI International Symposium in Vani - "Black Sea Coast in  the Hellenistic world system" Tbilisi, 2005;
  • International Conference "Byzantine Studies in Georgia 2", Batumi-Trabzon. 2007,26-28 October (Presenter)
  • Vakhtang Beridze Georgian Art International Symposium- "Georgian art in the context of European and Asian cultures " Tbilisi-Batumi-Signaghi 2008,21-19 June (Presenter)
  •  "Didacharoba -" International Scientific Conference, Khulo-Didachara, May 2009 (Presenter)
  • International Conference "Humanitarian Sciences in the Informational Society", Batumi, 2009,29-30 May (Presenter)
  • international Round-Table, PATABS I-„Production and Trade of Amphorae in the Black Sea-I”, Batumi-Trabzon, 2006 წ. (2 presentations);
  • international Round-Table-„Production and Trade of Amphorae in the Black Sea- II ”, Bulgaria, September  27-28, 2007 (Presenter);
  • The 3 international colloquium - „Production and Trade of Amphorae in the Black Sea- III ”, Constanta, Romania,  October 6-10 2009 , see www.minac.ro (Presenter);
  • Fourth international congress on Black Sea antiquates, The Bosporus: Gateway between The Ancient West and East(1st Millennium BC - 5tH Century AD),Istanbul-14-18 September 2009, (Presenter);
  • Международная научная конференция «Археология, этнология, фольклористика Кавказа», Ватуми, 2006, 7-8 сентября,(www.caucasus.org.ge), (Presenter);
  • Международная научная конференция «Археология, этнология, фольклористика Кавказа», Тбилиси, 2009, 25-27 июня, (www.caucasus.org.ge) (Presenter);
  • Types of settlements in Southwestern Georgia coast in Bronze-Early Iron Ages, The Second  international Congress of Eurasian Archaeology, East Anatolia and Caucasian Bronze Age Cultures, 2009, Istanbul;
  • On study of the Colchian amphora of Early Byzantine period, The 3 international Congress-„Production and Trade of Amphorae in the Black Sea- III, Constanta, Romania, 2009;
  • International colloquium - The Romans at the Black sea During the Time of Augustus: The Evidence of Literary, archeological and Numismatic Sources, Tulcea, Romania, 2012;
  • Some peculiarities of Roman acculturation of the eastern Black Sea area, IACSS 2013- International  Academic Conference on Social Sciences (Istanbul);
  • The Archaeological Evidence of the 1st Century AD from the Fort of  Apsarus, international  Congress - The Romans at the Black sea During the Time of Augustus: The Evidence of Literary, archeological and Numismatic Sources, Tulcea, Romania,2012,
  • IACSS 2013- International  Academic Conference on Social Sciences, Some peculiarities of Roman acculturation of the eastern Black Sea area, 27-28 June, 2013, www.iacess 2013.com
  • The fort of Apsarus: central stronghold of Pontus-Caucasian frontier, ХХІІІ. Limes Congress 2015,  Ingolstadt

Internships / Trainings:

  1. Association ‘School, Family, Community’, training: ‘Critical thinking and active learning in higher education institutions’, Certificate N 0032.
  2. Clinical studies and practical components of the implementation, May 2009, Poland –University of Warsaw, University of Lazarski, University of Kozminski, University of Lodz, Jagiellonian University.
  3. "Quality Assurance in Higher Education Institutions", June 2009,7-10.  
  4. USAID funded program implemented by the G-PAC- 2011-2012.  "Improving the quality of teaching and learning at BSU".
  5. Seminar on Authorization issues of HEI-s organized by National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement, 2011
  6. Seminar on the standards and procedures of program accreditation  organized by National Center for Educational Quality Enhancement, 2011;
  7. IES, UPMF and the EU-funded project "Ensuring the quality at higher education institutions", 2009

Grant Projects:

  1. BABSI Scholarship for scientific research, British Academy's Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, 2004, (Manager)
  2. International Training Grant (Manager)

“Formation of professional R&D at BSU”  

The study resulted in the introduction of new technologies in teaching. Donor Fund "Open Society Georgia", Association "Grena".

  1. Training Grant (participants)

“Integrated Business: financial and project management for small and medium businesses of the non-governmental and public organization representatives”

  Partners: -Ciwi, Gmbh, GTZ, GTC, BBS)

  1. Research Grant (registration №4475) Major Implementer.

“Georgian cultural heritage preserved in the eastern part of the historical Chaneti Area” (Fortifications, churches, communications and domestic architectural samples) 2012-2013

  1. EACEA grant project  (№2012–2740/001–EMA2) - Erasmus Mundus Action 2 project “EUROEAST”
  2. EACEA grant project  (№530566-TEMPUS-1-2012-1-LT-TEMPUS-SMGR(2012-3045/001-001) “Developing Student Career Services in Georgia”

Other Activities:

  1. Member of Pine Forest archaeological Expedition (1998-present);
  2. Member of the permanent archaeological expedition of Gonio Apsarus (1995-present);
  3. Member of Batumi Archaeological Museum Scientific Council
  4. Member of Batumi Archaeological Museum Proceedings Editorial Board
  5. Member of Proceedings editorial-board of Gonio-Apsarus Archaeological and Architectural Museum - "Gonio-Apsarus ''
  6. Member of editorial board of Collection of Works "Innovative Aspects of Study of the Black sea Countries, History, Anthropology, Literature and Linguistics"
  7. Member of The National Association of Byzantine Studies.
  8. Chairman of the editorial board of Batumi Shota Rustaveli State University

Foreign language competences: Russian, German.

Computer Literacy: Ms Word, MS Excel (user)


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